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Care And Cleaning - Kenmore 417.8191 SERIES Use And Care Manual

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Care and Cleaning

Clean the lint fi lter and dump water container after every
Do not store or place laundry products on top of dryer at
any time. They can damage the fi nish or controls.
To reduce risk of fi re or serious injury to persons or
property, comply with the basic warnings listed in the
Important Safety Instructions and those listed below.
• Before cleaning the dryer interior, unplug the electrical
power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.
• Do not use any type of spray cleanser when cleaning the
dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could
• Clean the lint fi lter after every load. Lint build-up on the
fi lter restricts air fl ow, which causes longer drying times.
The fi lter is located at the bottom of the door open-
ing. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the lint and
replace the fi lter.
• Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint fi lter
and/or moisture sensing bars from using dryer-added
fabric softener sheets. To remove this build-up, wash
them with warm, soapy water. Dry the fi lter thoroughly
and replace. Do not operate the dryer without the lint
fi lter in place.
• If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast
fabrics, clean the drum with a damp cloth and a mild
liquid household cleanser. Remove cleanser residue
before drying the next load.
• See next page for more information regarding cleaning of
the condenser assembly.
• Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use
harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers.
• Remove debris and lint from the front of the condenser
door with a vacuum cleaner.
• Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture
of warm water and mild detergent. Or, touch residue
with the sticky side of the tape or label.
• Before moving the dryer, place a strip of cardboard or
thin fi berboard under the front leveling legs to prevent
damage to the fl oor.

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