Important Safety Instructions; Safety Precautions; Definitions - Electrolux 300 SERIES Use & Care Manual

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Important Safety Instructions

Safety Precautions

DO NOT attempt to install or operate
your unit until you have read the safety
precautions in this manual. Safety items
throughout this manual are labeled with a
Danger, Warning, or Caution based on the
risk type.
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently haz-
ardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially haz-
ardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
WARNING - RISK OF FIRE
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this washer,
comply with the warnings listed below. Failure to comply with these Important Safety
Instructions and warnings could result in property damage, serious personal injury, or
death.
Prevent Fire
• DO NOT wash items that have been
previously cleaned in, soaked in, or
spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents,
kerosene, cooking oils, waxes, or other
flammable or explosive substances.
DO NOT store these items on or near
the washer. These substances give off
vapors or chemical reactions that could
ignite or explode.
• DO NOT put oily or greasy rags or
clothing on top of the washer. These
substances give off vapors that could
ignite the materials.
• DO NOT add gasoline, cleaning sol-
vents, or other flammable or explosive
substances to the wash water. These
substances give off vapors that could
ignite or explode.

Definitions

This is the safety alert symbol. It is
used to alert you to potential personal
injury hazards. Obey all safety messages
that follow this symbol to avoid possible
injury or death.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazard-
ous situation which, if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury.
IMPORTANT
Indicates installation, operation, or main-
tenance information which is important
but not hazard-related.
• 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 been
used for such a period, before using the
washer, turn on all hot water faucets and
let the water flow from each for several
minutes. This will release any accumu-
lated hydrogen gas. Hydrogen gas is
flammable; DO NOT smoke or use an
open flame during this time.
• DO NOT store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other appliance.
• Failure to comply with these warnings
could result in fire, explosion, serious
bodily injury and/or damage to the rub-
ber or plastic parts of the washer.
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