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Caring For Yourdryer; Cleaning The Lint Screen - Whirlpool LEQ8800JQ1 Use & Care Manual

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3. Select the Timed Drying cycle and temperature,
or the
Fluff Air cycle. Push the START button.
NOTE: You must remove rack for normal tumbling. Do
not use automatic cycles with the drying rack.
This chart shows examples of items that can be rack dried.
Select the cycle, temperature
setting and drying time
across from each item.
Rack Dry
Cycle
Temp
Time*
Wool Sweaters
Block to shape and lay flat
Timed
on the rack
Drying
Low
60
Stuffed toys or pillows
Cotton or polyester fiber
Timed
filled
Drying
Low
60
Stuffed toys or pillows
Fluff
Air
Foam rubber filled
None
g0
Fluff
Sneakers or canvas shoes
Air
None
90
*(Minutes) Reset cycle to complete drying, if needed.
(Drying time will depend on amount of moisture items
hold).
NOTE: If your model does not have a drying rack you can
order one by calling 1-800-253-1301
or by contacting the
dealer from whom you bought your appliance.
CARING FOR
YOURDRYER
Cleaning the Lint Screen
Every load cleaning
The lint screen is located on the top of the dryer. Clean it
before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase
drying time.
To clean
1. Pull the lint screen towards you. Roll lint offthe screen
with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to
remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove.
2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place.
IMPORTANT:
Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose,
damaged, blocked, or missing. Doing so can cause
overheating and damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
Some towels made of synthetic fibers and natural
fibers (polyester and cotton blends) may shed more lint
than other towels, causing your dryer's lint screen to fill
up faster. Be sure to remove lint from the lint screen
before and after drying new towels.
If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal,
check the exhaust hood and remove the lint. (See
"Checking your Vent".)
As needed cleaning
Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can buildup
on the lint screen. This buildup can cause longer drying
times for your clothes, or cause the dryer to stop before
your load is completely dry. The screen is probably
clogged if lint falls off the screen.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every six months
or more frequently if it becomes clogged due to a residue
buildup.
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