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User Maintenance Instructions; Regular Cleaning; Cleaning The Exterior; Cleaning The Interior - Kenmore 796.6142 Series Use & Care Manual

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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, fire, electrical shock, or death.
• Never use harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners, or solvents to clean the dryer. They will damage the finish.


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 fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire manual,
ALWAYS make sure the lint filter is clean before every
cycle. The CHECK FILTER light on the control panel will
blink before every cycle to remind you.
NOTE: NEVER operate the dryer without the lint filter.
To remove lint between cycles:
Open the dryer door.
Pull the lint filter straight up.
Roll any lint off the filter with your fingers.
Periodic thorough cleaning:
Some fabric softeners can build up on the lint filter over
time. This buildup can restrict the airflow through the
filter reducing dryer efficiency and lengthening drying
times. After removing lint, if the filter 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 filter.
Make sure the filter is completely dry before
reinstalling it and using the dryer.
NOTE: NEVER operate the dryer with a wet lint filter.
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 airflow or drying performance occurs, immedi-
ately check the ductwork for obstruction and blockages. Con-
tact a qualified technician or service provider.


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