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Dryer Care; Cleaning The Dryer Location; Cleaning The Lint Screen; Cleaning The Dryer Interior - Whirlpool 3RLEC8600 Use & Care Manual


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Cleaning the Dryer Location

Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the
ow of combustion and ventilation air.
Explosion Hazard
Keep ammable materials and vapors, such as petrol,
away from dryer.
Place dryer at least 460 mm (18 inches) above the oor
for a garage installation.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or re.

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 ngers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint.
Wet lint is hard to remove.
2. Push the lint screen rmly 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.
If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal, check
the exhaust hood and remove the lint. See "Checking Your


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 with a nylon brush every 6 months, or more
frequently if it becomes clogged due to a residue buildup.
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.
1. Apply a liquid, non ammable household cleaner to the
stained area of the drum and rub with a soft cloth until stain is
2. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth.
3. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry the 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 quali ed person.
From Inside the Exhaust Vent
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage.

Cleaning the Dryer Interior

Removing Accumulated Lint



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