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Important Safety Instructions - Maytag PAV5158AWW User Manual

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To reduce the risk of fire, explo-
sion, electric shock, property
damage or injury to persons
when using the appliance, fol-
low basic precautions, includ-
ing the following:
1. Read all instructions before using the
2. As with any equipment using electricity
and having moving parts, there are
potential hazards. To use this appliance
safely, the operator should become
familiar with the instructions for opera-
tion of the appliance and always exer-
cise care when using it.
3. Do not install or store this appliance
where it will be exposed to the weather.
4. Install and level washer on a floor that
can support the weight.
5. This appliance must be properly
grounded. Never plug the appliance
cord into a receptacle which is not
grounded adequately and in accor-
dance with local and national codes.
See installation instructions for ground-
ing this appliance.
6. To avoid the possibility of fire or explo-
a. Do not wash items that have been
previously cleaned in, washed in,
soaked in, or spotted with gasoline,
dry-cleaning solvents, other flamma-
ble or explosive substances as they
give off vapors that could ignite or
explode. Hand wash and line dry any
items containing these substances.
Any material on which you have
used a cleaning solvent, or which is
saturated with flammable liquids or
solids, should not be placed in the
washer until all traces of these liq-
uids or solids and their fumes have
been removed.
These items include acetone, dena-
tured alcohol, gasoline, kerosene,
some liquid household cleaners,
some spot removers, turpentine,
waxes and wax removers.
b. Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning
solvents, or other flammable or
explosive substances to the wash
water. These substances give off
vapors that could ignite or explode.
c. 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 sys-
tem has not been used for such a
period, before using a washing
machine or combination washer-
dryer, turn on all hot water faucets
and let the water flow from each for
several minutes. This will release
any accumulated hydrogen gas. As
the gas is flammable, do not smoke
or use an open flame during this
d. Keep area around and underneath
washer free from the accumulation of
combustible materials, such as lint,
paper, rags, gasoline, and all other
flammable vapors and liquids.
7. Do not reach into the appliance if the tub
or agitator is moving. If action does not
stop when the washer lid is opened dur-
ing the spin cycle, disconnect the electri-
cal power to the washer. Do not operate
the washer until it has been repaired by
a qualified technician.
8. Do not allow children or pets to play on,
in, or in front of the appliance. Close
supervision is necessary when the
appliance is used near children and
9. Do not tamper with controls.
10. Do not repair or replace any part of the
appliance or attempt any servicing
unless specifically recommended in
published user-repair instructions that
you understand and have the skills to
carry out.
11. Unplug power supply cord before
attempting to service your washer.
12. The agitator should not be removed. If
the agitator is removed, it must be
replaced by pushing down completely
and the locking screw tightened before
the washer is operated.
13. Store laundry aids and other material in
a cool, dry place where children cannot
reach them.
14. Do not wash or dry items that are soiled
with vegetable or cooking oil. These
items may contain some oil after laun-
dering. Due to the remaining oil, the fab-
ric may smoke or catch fire by itself.
15. Do not use chlorine bleach and ammo-
nia or acids (such as vinegar or rust
remover) in the same wash. Hazardous
fumes can form.
16. Do not machine wash fiberglass materi-
als. Small particles can stick to fabrics
washed in following loads and cause
skin irritation.
17. Flame resistant finishes – improper
laundering could remove them. Follow
garment manufacturer's instructions
18. Before the appliance is removed from
service or discarded, remove the door
to the washing compartment.
19. Inlet hoses are subject to damage and
deterioration over time. Check the
hoses periodically for bulges, kinks,
cuts, wear or leaks and replace them
every five years.


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