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Whirlpool LEQ8800JQ1 Use & Care Manual page 4

Electric and gas dryer


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To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
Read all instructions before using the dryer.
Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in
your dryer. Items contaminated
with cooking oils
may contribute to a chemical reaction that could
cause a load to catch fire.
Do not dry articles that have been previously
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with
gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, other flammable,
or explosive substances as they give off vapors
that could ignite or explode.
Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer.
Close supervision of children is necessary when
the dryer is used near children.
Before the dryer is removed from service or dis-
carded, remove the door to the drying compart-
Do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving.
Do not install or store the dryer where it will be
exposed to the weather.
Do not tamper with controls.
Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or
attempt any servicing unless specifically recom-
mended in this Owner's Manual or in published user-
repair instructions that you understand and have the
skills to carry out.
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate
static unless recommended by the manufacturer of
the fabric softener or product.
Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber
or similarly textured rubber-like materials.
Clean lint screen before or after each load.
Keep area around the exhaust opening and adjacent
surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint,
dust, and dirt.
• The interior of the dryer and exhaust vent should be
cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.
See Installation Instructions for grounding require-

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