Cleaning the Dryer Location
K e ep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the
flow of combustion and ventilation air.
Cleaning the Lint Screen
Every load cleaning
The lint screen is located inside the dryer drum, on the back wall.
Clean it before each load. A screen block e d by lint can increase
1. Open the door and pull the lint screen straight out.
2. Squeeze body of lint screen lightly w h ile pulling off the cover.
3. Roll lint off the screen w i t h your fingers. Do not rinse or wash
screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove.
4. Replace cover on lint screen body. Push the lint screen firmly
back into place and close the door.
Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose, damaged,
block e d , or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and
damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
Some tow e l s 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
As needed cleaning
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 w i th a nylon brush every six months, or
more frequently if it becomes clogged due to a residue buildup.
1. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers.
2. Wet both the lint screen cover and body with hot water.
3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub
lint screen cover and body w i th the brush to remove residue
4. Rinse with hot water.
5. Thoroughly dry lint screen body and cover w i th a clean tow e l .
Replace in dryer.
To clean dryer drum
1. Mak e a paste with powdered laundry detergent and very
w a rm water.
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth.
Apply a liquid, nonflammable household cleaner to the
stained area and rub w i th a soft cloth until all excess dye
3. Wipe drum thoroughly w i th 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 w i l l
not stain future loads of clothes. Dry unstable dye items inside-
out to prevent dye transfer.
Cleaning the Dryer Interior