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Caring For Your Dryer - Whirlpool LEC8858EZ0 Use And Care Manual

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Caring for Your Dryer
Proper care of your dryer can extend its life. This section explains how to care for your dryer
properly and safely.
the lint screen
load cleaning
The lint screen is located under a lid on top
of the dryer. Clean it before each load.
A screen blocked by lint can increase
drying time.
To clean:
1. Open the lid and pull the lint screen
2. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers.
Do not rinse or wash screen
to remove lint. Wet lint is hard
to remove.
3. Push the lint screen firmly back into place
and close the lid.
• 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
As needed
Laundry detergents and fabric softeners
can cause a residue 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. Also, if lint falls off the screen, the
screen is probably clogged.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush
every six months or more frequently if it
becomes clogged due to a residue buildup.
Use the following
1. Wet both sides of lint screen with
hot water.
2. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and
liquid detergent; scrub lint
screen with the brush to
remove residue buildup.
3. Rinse screen with hot water.
4. Thoroughly
dry lint screen with a clean
towel; replace in dryer.
screen before and after drying new towels.

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