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Thin twin automatic gas and electric washer/dryer
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To reduce the risk of fire, e(ectdc shock, or injury to persons when using the washer/dryer, foUow
basic precautions, (nc(ud(ng the foUow(ng:
m Read aU instructions
before using the washer/dryer.
m Do not p(ace items exposed to cooking o((s in
your dryer. Items contaminated
with cooking o((s
may contribute
to a chem(ca( reaction that cou(d
cause a (oad to catch fire.
m Do not wash or dry art(des that have been prev(ous(y
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with
gaso((ne, dry-c(ean(ng solvents, other flammable,
or explosive substances as they give off vapors
that could ignite or explode.
[] Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning
solvents, or other
flammable, or explosive substances to the wash water.
These substances give off vapors that could ignite or
m Do not allow children to play on or in the washer/dryer.
Close supervision of children is necessary when
the washer/dryer is used near children.
m Before the washer/dryer is removed from service or dis-
carded, remove the doors to the washer/dryer compart
m Do not reach into the washer/dryer if the tub, agitator
or drum is moving.
m Do not install or store the washer/dryer where it will be
exposed to the weather.
m Do not tamper with controls.
[] Clean dryer lint screen before or after each load.
Under certain conditions,
hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not been
used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been
used for such a period, before using the washing
machine, turn on all hot water faucets and let the
water flow from each for several minutes. This will
release any accumulated
hydrogen gas. As the gas
is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame
during this time.
[] Do not repair or replace any part of the washer/dryer
or attempt any servicing unless specifically recom-
mended in this Use and Care Guide 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.
m Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber
or similarly textured rubber (ike materials.
m Keep area around the exhaust opening and adjacent
surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint,
dust, and dirt.
[] The interior of the machine and dryer exhaust vent
should be cleaned periodically by qualified service
[] See "Electrical Requirements" for grounding
(MPORTANT: The gas installation must conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National
Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.
The dryer must be electrical(y grounded in accordance with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the
National Electrical Code, ANS)/NFPA 70.

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