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Dryer Care; Cleaning The Dryer Location; Cleaning The Lint Screen; Cleaning The Dryer Interior - Whirlpool 3XWED5705 Use & Care Manual

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4. Press Start. Reset cycle to complete drying, if needed.
NOTE: The drying rack must be removed for normal tumbling. Do
not use the automatic cycle with the drying rack.
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Wool Sweaters
Block to shape and lay
the drying rack
Stuffed toys or pillows
Cotton or polyester ber lled
Stuffed toys or pillows
Foam rubber lled
Sneakers or canvas shoes
*(Minutes). Reset cycle to complete drying if needed.

DRYER CARE

Cleaning the Dryer Location

Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the
ow of combustion and ventilation air.
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
away from dryer.
for a garage installation.

Cleaning the Lint Screen

Every load cleaning
The lint screen is located in the door of the dryer. Clean the lint
screen before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase
drying time.
To clean
1. Pull the lint screen toward you. Roll lint off the screen with
your
gers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet
lint is hard to remove.
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2. Push the lint screen rmly back into place.
IMPORTANT:
Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose, damaged,
blocked, or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and
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damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check
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the exhaust hood and remove the lint. See "Checking Your
Vent."
As needed cleaning
Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build up on the
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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.
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Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every 6 months, or more
frequently if it becomes clogged due to a residue buildup.
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To wash
1. Roll lint off lter using your ngers.
2. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.
3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub
lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup.
4. Rinse screen with hot water.
5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Insert lint screen
back into dryer.
To clean dryer drum
1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent and very
warm water.
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth.
OR
Apply a liquid, non ammable household cleaner to the stained
area and rub with a soft cloth until all excess dye is removed.
3. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry drum.
NOTE: Garments that 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 avoid transfer of dye.
From Inside the Dryer Cabinet
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qual
From Inside the Exhaust Vent
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage.
If you have any questions or comments, please call a designated
Whirlpool service company.

Cleaning the Dryer Interior

Removing Accumulated Lint

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