Care and Cleaning
Clean lint screen after every load.
Wash lint screen occasionally.
Use care with laundry
products. They can damage finish on
the laundry center.
To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property,
comply with the basic warnings listed in Important Safety Instructions and
those listed below.
Before cleaning the washer or dryer interior, unplug the electrical power
cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.
Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous
fumes or electrical shock could occur.
Inside the Washer
Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling,
color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer.
Dry the washer top, the area around the lid opening, and the underside of
the lid. These areas should always be dry before the lid is closed.
Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to
avoid electrical shock hazards.
When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain
on the tub. Remove this by wiping the tub with a nonabrasive household
cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water.
The agitator or tub may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts
with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future
Inside the Dryer
Clean the dryer lint screen after every load. Lint build-up in the screen
restricts air flow, which causes longer drying times. The screen is located at
the bottom of the door opening. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the
lint and replace the screen.
Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint screen from using dryer-
added fabric softener sheets. To remove this build-up, wash the lint screen
in warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly and replace. Do not operate the dryer
without the lint screen in place.
If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics, clean the drum
with a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser. Remove cleanser
residue before drying the next load.
Every 18 months a Sears or other qualified service dealer should clean the
dryer cabinet interior and exhaust duct. These areas can collect lint and dust
over time. An excessive amount of lint build-up could result in inefficient
and possible fire hazard.
• When laundering is completed, wipe cabinet with a damp cloth. Turn water
faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses.
• Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
abrasive cleansers. If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted
chlorine bleach [1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 L) water]. Rinse several times
with clear water.
• Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and
mild detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
• Before moving the laundry center, place a strip of cardboard or thin
fiberboard under the front leveling legs to prevent floor damage.