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Care And Cleaning - Kenmore 970L8802 Series Use & Care Manual

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WARNING
FIRE HAZARD
A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer
must be connected to an outdoors exhaust. Regularly
inspect the outdoor exhaust opening and remove
any accumulation of lint around the opening and in
the surrounding area.
IMPORTANT
Clean the lint fi lter after every load.
IMPORTANT
Do not store or place laundry products on top of
dryer at any time. They can damage the fi nish or
controls.
WARNING
To reduce risk of fi re or serious injury to persons or property,
comply with the basic warnings listed in the Important Safety
Instructions and those listed below.
• Before cleaning the dryer interior, unplug the electrical power
cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.
• Do not use any type of spray cleanser when cleaning the dry-
er interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.
INSIDE
• Clean the lint fi lter after every load. Lint build-up on the fi lter
restricts air fl ow, which causes longer drying times. The fi lter
is located at the bottom of the door opening. Remove by
pulling straight up. Remove the lint and replace the fi lter.
• Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint fi lter and/
or moisture sensing bars from using dryer-added fabric soft-
ener sheets. To remove this build-up, wash the fi lter and bars
with warm, soapy water. Dry the fi lter thoroughly and replace.
Do not operate the dryer without the lint fi lter in place.
• If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics,
clean the drum with a damp cloth and a mild liquid house-
hold cleanser. Remove cleanser residue before drying the next
load.
• Every 18 months an authorized servicer 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 ineffi cient drying and possible fi re hazard.
OUTSIDE
• 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 part bleach to 8 parts water). Rinse several times
with clear water.
• Remove glue residue remaining from tape or labels with a
mixture of warm water and mild detergent.
• When cleaning chrome parts use a window cleaner with am-
monia or mild soap and water.
• Before moving the dryer, place a strip of cardboard or thin
fi berboard under the front leveling legs to prevent damage to
the fl oor.
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