Download  Print this page

User Maintenance Instructions; Regular Cleaning; Cleaning The Exterior; Cleaning The Interior - Kenmore 796.8156 Series Use & Care Manual

Hide thumbs


including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this dryer.
• Unplug the dryer or turn the power off before cleaning to avoid the risk of electric shock. Failure to follow this
warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death.
• Never use harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners, or solvents to clean the dryer. They will damage the fi nish.


Cleaning the Exterior

Proper care of your dryer can extend its life. The outside
of the machine can be cleaned with warm water and
a mild, nonabrasive household detergent. Immediately
wipe off any spills with a soft, damp cloth.
IMPORTANT: Do not use cleaning alcohols, solvents, or
similar products.
NEVER use steel wool or abrasive cleansers because
they can damage the surface.

Cleaning the Interior

Wipe around the door opening and seal with a soft,
damp cloth to prevent lint and dust buildup that could
damage the door seal.
Clean the window with a soft cloth dampened with
warm water and a mild, nonabrasive household
detergent, then wipe dry.
NEVER use steel wool or abrasive cleansers; they can
scratch or damage the surface.

Cleaning Around and Under the Dryer

Vacuum lint and dust from around the dryer and
underneath it regularly.

Cleaning the Lint Filter



To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire manual,
ALWAYS make sure the lint fi lter is clean before every
cycle. The Check Lint Filter Light on the control panel
will blink before every cycle to remind you.
NOTE: NEVER operate the dryer without the lint fi lter.
To remove lint between cycles:
Open the dryer door.
Pull the lint fi lter straight up.
Roll any lint off the fi lter with your fi ngers.
Insert lint fi lter back into dryer.
Periodic thorough cleaning:
Some fabric softeners can build up on the lint fi lter over
time. This buildup can restrict the airfl ow through the
fi lter reducing dryer effi ciency and lengthening drying
times. After removing lint, if the fi lter looks dark or dirty
when held up to the light, follow these steps to clean:
Use hot soapy water and a stiff brush to clean
the fi lter.
Make sure the fi lter is completely dry before
reinstalling it and using the dryer.
NOTE: NEVER operate the dryer with a wet lint fi lter.
Maintaining Ductwork
Vent ductwork should be checked for lint build up once
per month and cleaned at least once per year. If any
noticeable reduction in airfl ow or drying performance
occurs, immediately check the ductwork for obstructions
and blockages. Contact a qualifi ed technician or service