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Washer Safety; General Use Instructions - Maytag MAT20MNBKW Installation Instructions Manual

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WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the washer,
follow basic precautions, including the following:
precautions, including the following:
Read all instructions before using the
Read all instructions before using the dryer.
Keep a minimum clearance of 100 mm (4 in.) between the
Do not wash articles that have been
rear of the dryer and any wall.
previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked
The operation of this appliance may affect the operation of
other types of appliances which take their air supply for safe
in, or spotted with petrol, dry-cleaning
combustion from the same room. There has to be adequate
solvents, or other flammable or explosive
ventilation to replace exhausted air and thus avoid the
substances as they give off vapours that
back- ow of gases into the room from appliances burning
other fuels, including open res, when operating the tumble
could ignite or explode.
dryer. If in doubt, consult the appliance manufacturers.
Do not add petrol, dry-cleaning solvents, or
Do not obstruct the air supply to the dryer (see Installation
other flammable or explosive substances to
Instructions for minimum clearances).
the wash water. These substances give off
Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer.
vapours that could ignite or explode.
Oil-affected items can ignite spontaneously, especially when
exposed to heat sources such as in a tumble dryer. The
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas
items become warm causing an oxidation reaction in the oil.
may be produced in a hot water system
Oxidation creates heat. If the heat cannot escape, the items
that has not been used for 2 weeks or
can become hot enough to catch re. Piling, stacking or
storing oil-affected items can prevent heat from escaping
and so create a re hazard.
If the hot water system has not been used
If it is unavoidable to dry in the dryer items that have been
for such a period, before using the washer,
soiled with substances such as cooking oil, acetone, alcohol,
turn on all hot water taps and let the water
petrol, kerosene, spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax
flow from each for several minutes. This will
removers, or that have been contaminated by hair care
products, should be washed in hot water with an extra
release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As
amount of detergent before being dried in the dryer. These
the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use
items may give off vapours that could ignite or explode. Such
an open flame during this time.
washing will reduce, but not eliminate, the hazard.
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 instructions concerning
use of the appliance by persons responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
The dryer should not be used if industrial chemicals have
been used for cleaning.
To reduce the risk of re, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic
The appliance must be disconnected from
Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded,
its power source during service and when
remove the doors to the drying compartment.
replacing parts. The power cord plug should
Do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving. A door
be visible at all times once disconnected to
switch is tted for your safety.
verify that power remains removed.
Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed
to the weather.
This appliance is not intended for use
Do not tamper with controls.
by children or by persons with reduced
Do not continue to use this appliance if it appears to be
physical, sensory, or mental capabilities,
or lack of experience and knowledge,
Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or attempt
unless they have been given supervision
any maintenance unless speci cally recommended in this
Use and Care Guide. Repairs and servicing should only
or instructions concerning safe use of the
be carried out by competent service personnel.
appliance by persons responsible for their
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static
safety. Such persons must also understand
unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric
the possible hazards involved during use.
softener or product. Follow their instructions.
The appliance can be used by children
Clean dryer lint screen before or after each load. Do not
operate dryer without lint screen in place.
age 8 years and above and persons with
Keep area around the exhaust and inlet openings and
reduced physical, sensory, or mental
adjacent surrounding areas free from the accumulation of
capabilities, or lack of experience and
lint, dust, and dirt.
knowledge if they have been given
The interior of the dryer and exhaust vent should be
supervision or instructions concerning
cleaned periodically by quali ed service personnel.
safe use of the washer, and if they
See Installation Instructions for earthing instructions.
understand the hazards involved.
Do not dry unwashed items in this dryer.
Children of less than 3 years should be kept
The nal part of a tumble dryer cycle occurs without heat
(cool down cycle) to ensure that the items are left at a
away unless continuously supervised.
temperature that ensures the items will not be damaged.
Items such as foam rubber (latex foam), shower caps,
waterproof textiles, rubber backed articles and clothes or
pillows tted with foam rubber pads must only be dried
on a clothesline.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly quali ed
person in order to avoid a hazard.
end of the drying cycle unless all items are quickly removed
Never stop a tumble dryer cycle before the

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