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Removing Accumulated Lint; Vacation, Storage, And Moving Care - Whirlpool LTE5243DQ Use & Care Manual

Thin twin automatic gas and electric washer/dryer
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As needed cleaning
Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build up 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 6 months, or more
frequently if it becomes clogged due to a residue buildup.
To wash
1. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers.
2. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.
3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub
lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup.
4. Rinse screen with hot water.
5. Thoroughly
dry lint screen with a clean towel. Replace
screen in dryer.
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 shut-off 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. Wash lint screen.
10. Make sure leveling legs are secure.
11. Place the inlet hoses into the basket.
12. Drape the power cord and drain hose over edge and into the
basket.
13. 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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