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WARNING!
YOUR LAUNDRY AREA
• Keep the area underneath and around your
appliances free of combustible materials,
(lint, paper,rags, etc.),gasoline, chemicals and
other flammable vapors and liquids.
• Keep the floor around your appliances clean
and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.
• Close supervision is necessary if this appliance is
used by or near children. Do not allow children to
play on, with or inside this or any other appliance.
• Keep all laundry aids (such as detergents,
bleaches, etc.)out of the reach of children,
preferably in a locked cabinet. Observe all
warnings on container labels to avoid injury.
• Never climb on or stand on the dryer top.
WHEN USING YOUR DRYER
• Never reach into the dryer while the drum is
moving. Before loading, unloading or adding
clothes, wait until the drum has completely
stopped.
• The laundry process can reduce the flame
retardancy of fabrics. To avoid such a result,
carefully follow the garment manufacturer's
care instructions.
• Clean the lint filter before each load to prevent lint
accumulation inside the dryer or in the room. DO
NOT OPERATE THE DRYERWITHOUTTHE LINT
FILTER IN PLACE.
• Do not wash or dry articles that have been
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted
with combustible or explosive substances (such as
wax, oil, paint, gasoline, degreasers,dry-cleaning
solvents, kerosene,etc.).These substances give
off vapors that may ignite or explode. Do not add
these substances to the wash water Do not use
or place these substances around your washer
or dryer during operation.
• Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in
your dryer Items contaminated with cooking oils
may contribute to a chemical reaction that could
cause a clothes load to catch fire.
• Any article on which you have used a cleaning
solvent or that contains flammable materials
(such as cleaning cloths, mops, towels used in
beauty salons, restaurants or barber shops, etc.)
must not be placed in or near the dryer until
solvents or flammable materials have been
removed. There are many highly flammable items
used in homes such as acetone, denatured alcohol,
gasoline, kerosene, some household cleaners, some
spot removers, turpentines, waxes, wax removers
and products containing petroleum distillates.
• Do not dry articles containing rubber, plastic
or similar materials such as padded bras, tennis
shoes,galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby pants,
plastic bags, pillows, etc. that may melt or bum.
Some rubber materials, when heated, can under
certain circumstances produce fire by spontaneous
combustion.
• Do not store plastic, paper or clothing that may
burn or melt on top of the dryer during operation.
• Garments labeled Dry Away from Heot or Do Not
Tumble Dry (such as lifejackets containing Kapok)
must not be put in your dryeE
• Do not dry fiberglass articles in your dryer
Skin irritation could result from the remaining
particles that may be picked up by clothing
during subsequent dryer uses.
• To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug
this appliance from the power supply or disconnect
the dryer at the household distribution panel by
removing the fuse or switching offthe circuit
breaker before attempting any maintenance or
cleaning (except the removal and cleaning of the
lint filter).NOTE:Turning the Cycle Selector knob
to an off position or pressing PAUSE does NOT
disconnect the appliance from the power supply.

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