Cleaning the Lint Screen
Every load cleaning
The lint screen is located in the door of the dryer. Clean it before
each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time.
1. Pull the lint screen toward you. Roll lint off the screen with
your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet
lint is hard to remove.
2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place.
Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose, damaged,
blocked, or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and
damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
Some towels made of synthetic fibers and natural fibers
(polyester and cotton blends) may shed more lint than other
towels, causing your dryer's lint screen to fill up faster. Be
sure to remove lint from the lint screen before and after drying
If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check
the exhaust hood and remove the lint. See "Checking Your
Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build up on the
lint screen. This buildup can cause longer drying times for your
clothes, or cause the dryer to stop before your load is completely
dry. The screen is probably clogged if lint falls off the screen.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every six months, or
more frequently if it becomes clogged due to a residue buildup.
1. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.
2. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub
lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup.
3. Rinse screen with hot water.
4. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Insert lint
screen back into dryer.
Cleaning the Dryer Interior
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
To clean dryer drum
1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent and very
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth.
Apply a liquid, non-flammable household cleaner to the
stained area and rub with a soft cloth until all excess dye is
3. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry drum.
NOTE: Garments which contain unstable dyes, such as denim
blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor the
dryer interior. These stains are not harmful to your dryer and will
not stain future loads of clothes. Dry unstable dye items inside-
out to prevent dye transfer.
Removing Accumulated Lint from Inside the
Lint can gather inside the dryer and be a fuel for fire. Lint should
be removed every two to three years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a competent service
person. If you have any questions or comments, please call a
To keep your dryer operating safely at best efficiency, regular
servicing by a designated Whirlpool service technician is
recommended. For normal use, this should be at 12 monthly
intervals. For heavy-duty usage, this interval should be reduced