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Cleaning The Dryer Interior; Removing Accumulated Lint; Vacation, Storage, And Moving Care - Whirlpool THIN TWIN YLTE5243DQ3 Use & Care Manual

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E×plosion
Hazard
Use nonflammable
cleaner.
Failure
to do so can result
in death,
explosion,
or fire.
To clean dryer drum
1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent and very
warm water.
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth.
OR
Apply a liquid, non-flammable
household cleaner to the
stained area and rub with a soft cloth until all excess dye is
removed.
3. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry drum.
NOTE: Garments which contain unstable dyes, such as denim
blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor the
dryer interior. These stains are not harmful to your dryer and will
not stain future loads of clothes. Dry unstable dye items inside
out to prevent dye transfer.
From inside the dryer cabinet
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified person.
From the Exhaust
Vent
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage.
Install and store your washer/dryer
where it will not freeze.
Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage
your washer/dryer.
If storing or moving your washer/dryer
during
freezing weather, winterize it.
Non-use
or vacation
care
Operate your washer/dryer only when you are at home. If you will
be on vacation or not using your washer/dryer
for an extended
period of time, you should:
Unplug washer/dryer
or disconnect
power.
Turn off the water supply to the washer. This helps avoid
accidental flooding (due to a water pressure surge) while you
are away.
To winterize washer/dryer
1. Shut off both water faucets.
2. Disconnect
and drain water inlet hoses.
3. Put 1 quart (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in the basket.
4. Run washer on a drain and spin setting for about 30 seconds
to mix the antifreeze and water.
5. Unplug washer/dryer
or disconnect
power.
To use washer/dryer again
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Reconnect water inlet hoses.
3. Turn on both water faucets.
4. Plug in washer/dryer
or reconnect power.
5. Run the washer through a complete cycle with 1 cup (250 mL)
of detergent to clean out antifreeze.
To transport
the washer/dryer
1. Shut off both water faucets.
2. Disconnect
and drain water inlet hoses.
3. If washer/dryer
will be moved during freezing weather, put in
a quart (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in the basket. Run washer
on a spin setting for about 30 seconds to mix the antifreeze
and water.
4. Disconnect the drain from the drain system.
5. Unplug washer/dryer
or disconnect
power.
6. Disconnect
the exhaust vent.
7. If your washer/dryer
is a gas model, close shutoff valve in gas
supply line.
8. If your washer/dryer
is a gas model, disconnect
gas supply
line pipe and remove fittings attached to the washer/dryer
pipe.
9. If your washer/dryer
is a gas model, cap the open fuel supply
line.
10. Wash lint screen.
11. Make sure leveling legs are secure.
12. Place the inlet hoses into the basket.
13. Drape the power cord and drain hose over edge and into the
basket.
14. Use masking tape to secure the washer lid and dryer door.
Re-installing
your washer/dryer
1. Follow the "Installation
Instructions" to locate, level, and
connect the washer/dryer.
2. Run the washer through the Normal cycle with 1 scoop or
cap full of detergent to clean the washer and remove the
antifreeze, if used.
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