Important Safety Instructions - Whirlpool AWD60A Service Manual

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persons when using this dryer, please follow
basic precautions and read the following:
The tumble dryer is not to be used if industrial
chemicals have been used for cleaning.
Lint must not be allowed to accumulate around
the tumble dryer.
The interior of the dryer, lint screen housing,
exhaust grill and the air intake grill at the rear,
should be cleaned approximately every
18 months by qualified service personnel. An
excessive amount of lint build up in these
areas could result in inefficient drying and
pose a possible fire hazard.
The appliance must not be installed behind a
lockable door, a sliding door or a door with a
hinge on the opposite side to that of the tumble
dryer in such a way that a full opening of the
tumble dryer door is restricted.
Attention - Rear panel can be hot.
1. Read all instructions before using this dryer.
2. The dryer must only be used for its intended
3. Clean lint screen before or after each load.
4. This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety . Young children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
5. Do not operate the dryer if any parts are missing
or broken.
6. To avoid fire hazard or electrical shock do not
use an adaptor plug or extension cord or remove
the grounding prong from the electrical power
cord. Failure to follow this warning can cause
serious injury, fire or death.
7. To prevent injury, do not reach into the dryer
if the drum is moving. Wait until the dryer has
stopped completely before reaching into the
8. Do not tamper with the controls.
9. The final part of a tumble dryer cycle occurs
without heat (cool down cycle) to cool items
to a temperature that ensures that they will not
be damaged. Never stop a tumble dryer before
the end of the drying cycle unless all items are
quickly removed and spread out so that the heat
is dissipated.
10. Do not dry items that have been previously
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with
substances such as cooking oil, acetone, alcohol,
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petrol, kerosene, spot removers, turpentine,
waxes and wax removers, etc. Do not store or
use these items on or in the vicinity of the dryer.
Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in
your dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils
may contribute to a chemical reaction that could
cause a load to catch fire. Oil-affected items can
ignite spontaneously, especially when exposed to
heat sources such as in a tumble dryer. The items
become warm, causing an oxidation reaction in
the oil. Oxidation creates heat. If the heat cannot
escape, the items can become hot enough to
catch fire. Piling, stacking or storing oil-affected
items can prevent heat from escaping and so
create a fire hazard. If it is unavoidable that
fabrics that contain vegetable or cooking oil or
have been contaminated by hair care products
be placed in a tumble dryer they should first be
washed in hot water with extra detergent - this
will reduce, but not eliminate, the hazard.
11. Do not dry unwashed items in the tumble dryer.
12. Fabric softeners, or similar products, should
be used as specified by the fabric softener
13. To prevent fire, do not use heat to dry items
containing plastic, foam rubber or similarly
textured rubber-like materials, or items
containing feathers or down. Items such as foam
rubber (latex foam), shower caps, waterproof
textiles, rubber backed articles and clothes or
pillows fitted with foam rubber pads should not
be dried in the tumble dryer.
14. This dryer must be properly installed in
accordance with the installation instructions
before it is used.
15. Do not install or store this dryer where it will
be exposed to water and /or the weather. Keep
surrounding areas free from the accumulation of
lint, dust and dirt.
16. To prevent shock hazard and assure stability
during operation, the dryer must be installed and
electrically grounded by a qualified service person
in accordance with local codes.
17. Do not sit on top of the dryer.
18. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent
or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a
19. Always disconnect dryer from electrical supply
before attempting any service. Disconnect power
cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.
Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer
or attempt any servicing unless specifically
recommended in the user-maintenance
21. Before the dryer is removed from service or
discarded, remove the dryer door to prevent
accidental entrapment.

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