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Caring For Your Dryer - Whirlpool LGR6646BW2 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.
Cleaning
the lint screen
Every
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 straight out.
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.
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.
As needed
cleaning
Laundry detergents and fabric softeners can
cause a residue buildup on the lint screen.
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 method:
1. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot
water.
2. Wet a nylon brush with hot I_
.F--"3
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.
Lint signal
(on some
models)
The lint signal (a whistle tone)
indicates
excessive
lint is
present on your lint screen. A
full lint screen restricts airflow
and reduces drying efficiency,
When you hear the signal, stop the dryer
and clean the lint screen.
NOTE: Clean your lint screen before each
load. Do not wait for the lint signal.
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