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User Maintenance Instructions; Regular Cleaning; Cleaning The Exterior; Cleaning The Interior - Kenmore 796.8044 Series Use & Care Manual And Installation Instructions

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this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following:
• Unplug the dryer before cleaning to avoid the risk of electric shock. Failure to follow this warning
can cause serious injury, fire, electrical shock, or death.
• Never use harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners, or solvents to clean the dryer. They will damage the finish.


Cleaning the Exterior

Proper care of your dryer can extend its life. The outside
of the machine can be cleaned with warm water and a
mild, nonabrasive household detergent. Immediately
wipe off any spills with a soft, damp cloth.
IMPORTANT: Do not use methylated spirits, solvents,
or similar products.
NEVER use steel wool or abrasive cleansers because
they can damage the surface.

Cleaning the Interior

Wipe around the door opening and seal with a soft, damp
cloth to prevent lint and dust buildup that could damage
the door seal.
Clean the window with a soft cloth dampened with warm
water and a mild, nonabrasive household detergent; then
wipe dry.
NEVER use steel wool or abrasive cleansers; they can
scratch or damage the surface.

Cleaning Around and Under the Dryer

Vacuum lint and dust from around the dryer and
underneath it regularly.

Maintaining Ductwork

Vent ductwork should be checked for lint buildup
and cleaned at least once per year. If any noticeable
reduction in drying performance occurs, check ductwork
for obstructions and blockages. If the CHECK VENT
indicator illuminates, the exhaust system should be
checked immediately for damage or obstructions. The
CHECK VENT indicator signals a serious reduction in
exhaust airflow which will greatly reduce energy efficiency
and increase drying times. Damaged or restricted exhaust
systems are not covered by the dryer warranty. Damage
to the dryer that is caused by damaged, restricted, or
otherwise inadequate exhaust systems is not covered by
the dryer warranty.


To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using

Cleaning the Lint Filter

ALWAYS make sure the lint filter is clean before
every cycle. The Check Lint Filter Light on the control
panel will blink before every cycle to remind you.
NOTE: NEVER operate the dryer without the lint filter.
To remove lint between cycles:
Open the dryer door.
Pull the lint filter straight up. Then:
Roll any lint off the filter with your fingers.
Periodic thorough cleaning:
Some fabric softeners can build up on the lint filter over
time. This buildup can restrict the airflow through the filter
reducing dryer efficiency and lengthening dry times. If the
filter looks dark or dirty when held up to the light, follow
these steps to clean:
Use hot soapy water and a stiff brush to clean the
Make sure the filter is completely dry before
reinstalling and using the dryer.
NOTE: NEVER operate the dryer with a wet lint filter.


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796.9044 series