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Personal Safety Instructions - Maytag LAT4000 User Manual

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IMPORTANT
PERSONAL
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
I WARNING
- To reduce
the
risk of fire,
electric
shock,
or injury
to persons
using
this
I
appliance,
follow
basic precautions,
including
the following:
I
1. Read all instructions before using the appliance.
4. Before the appliance is removed from service or
2. To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion:
discarded, remove the door to the washing
compartment.
a. Do not wash items that have been previously
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with
5. Do not reach into the appliance if the agitator is
gasoline, du-cleaning
solvents, other flammable
moving.
or explosive substances
as they give off vapors
6. Do not install or store this appliance where it will
that could ignite or explode,
be exposed to the weather.
Any' material on which you have used a cleaning
7. Do not tamper with controls.
solvent, or which is saturated
with flammable
8. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance
liquids or solids, should not be placed in the
or attempt any ser_Scing unless specifically recom-
washer until all traces of these liquids or solids
mended in published user-repair instructions
that
and their fumes have been removed.
you understand
and have the skills to earU out
There are many highly flammable items used in
9. The agitator should not be removed.
If the agitator
homes,
such as: acetone,
denatured
alcohol,
is removed, it must be replaced by pushing down
gasoline,
kerosene,
some
liquid
household
completely and the locking screw tightened before
cleaners, some spot removers, turpentine, waxes
the washer is operated
and wax removers.
10.This appliance must be properly grounded.
Never
b. Do not add gasoline, dw-cleaning
solvents, or
plug the appliance cord into a receptacle which is
other flammable or explosive substances to the
not grounded adequately
and in accordance with
washwater.
These substances give offvapors that
local
and
national
codes.
See
installation
could ignite or explode,
instructions for grounding this appliance.
c. Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not been
used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN
GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE.
If the hot water system has not
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been used for such a period,
before using a
washing machine or combination
washer-dryer,
Appliances with the ®. symbol nn the data plate have
turn on all hot water faucets and let the water
been
listed with Underwriters'
Laboratories,
Inc.
flow from each for several minutes.
This will
Those with a CSA Monogram
on the data plate have
release any accumulated
hydrogen gas. As the
been certified
by the CSA Testing Laboratories
as
gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open
eomplying
with
Canadian
Standards
Association
flame during this time.
requirements.
3. Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance.
Nevertheless,
as _ith any equipment
using electricity
Close supervision of children is neeessau, when the
and having moving parts, there are potential hazards.
appliance is used near children.
To use this appliance
safely, the operator
shonld
become familiar with the instructions for operation of
the appliance and always exercise care when nsing it.
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