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Important Safety Instructions; Fire Hazard - Kenmore 970-C8808 Series Use & Care Manual

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10-30R
10-30R
3-wire
3-wire
(fused 30 amp)
(fused 30 amp)
14-30R
14-30R
4-wire
4-wire
(fused 30 amp)
(fused 30 amp)
Avoid fi re hazard or electrical shock. Do not use an adaptor plug or extension cord or remove grounding
prong from electrical power cord. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re or death.
To reduce the risk of fi re, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this dryer, comply with the basic warnings
listed below. Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow these Important Safety Instructions:
PREVENT FIRE
Do not dry items that have been previously cleaned in,
soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents,
kerosene, waxes, etc. Do not store these items on or near
the dryer. These substances give off vapors that could
ignite or explode.
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 load to catch fi re.
Do not dry articles containing rubber, plastic or similar
materials such as bras, galoshes, bath mats, rugs, bibs,
baby pants, plastic bags and pillows that may melt or
burn. Some rubber materials, when heated, can under
certain circumstances produce fi re by spontaneous com-
bustion.
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.
240 v Electric Dryer
240 v Electric Dryer
UL-approved service
UL-approved service
cord must be installed
cord must be installed
on electric dryers (not
on electric dryers (not
provided with unit
provided with unit
except those
except those
manufactured for sale
manufactured for sale
in Canada).
in Canada).
WARNING - RISK OF FIRE

Important Safety Instructions

120 v Gas Dryer
120 v Gas Dryer
Grounding type
Grounding type
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Clean the lint screen before or after each load. The
interior of the dryer, lint screen housing and exhaust duct
should be cleaned approximately every 18 months by
qualifi ed service personnel. An excessive amount of lint
build-up in these areas could result in ineffi cient drying
and possible fi re. See Care and Cleaning.
Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked,
damaged or missing. Fire hazard, overheating and dam-
age to fabrics can occur.
Do not obstruct the fl ow of ventilating air. Do not stack
or place laundry or throw rugs against the front or back
of the dryer.
Do not spray any type of aerosol into, on or near dryer
at any time.
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate
static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the
fabric softener or product.
Do not continue to use the dryer is you hear squeaking,
grinding, rubbing or other unusual noises. This could be a
sign of mechanical breakdown and lead to fi re or serious
injury. Contact a qualifi ed technician immediately.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fi re,
explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage to the
rubber or plastic parts of the dryer.
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