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

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Important Safety Instructions

Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close
supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is
used near children. As children grow, teach them the
proper, safe use of all appliances.
Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing ma-
terials after the dryer is unpacked. Children might use
them for play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or
plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.
Keep laundry products out of children's reach. To prevent
personal injury, observe all warnings on product labels.
Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded,
remove the dryer door to prevent accidental entrapment.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in seri-
ous personal injuries.
To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during
operation, the dryer must be installed and electrically
grounded by a qualifi ed service person in accordance
with local codes. Installation instructions are packed in
the dryer for the installer's reference. Refer to INSTAL-
LATION INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding proce-
dures. If the dryer is moved to a new location, have it
checked and reinstalled by a qualifi ed service person.
To prevent personal injury or damage to the dryer, the
electrical power cord of a gas dryer must be plugged
into a properly grounded and polarized 3-prong outlet.
The third grounding prong must never be removed. Never
ground the dryer to a gas pipe. Do not use an extension
cord or an adaptor plug.
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of
substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn
customer of potential exposure to such substances. Included in this list are soot and carbon monoxide, both of which
may be produced by the use of this product.
The instructions appearing in this Use and Care Guide are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that
may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.
ALWAYS disconnect the dryer from the electrical supply
before attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do
so can result in electrical shock or injury.
Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer
interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.
To prevent injury, do not reach into the dryer if the drum
is moving. Wait until the dryer has stopped completely
before reaching into the drum.
All repairs and servicing must be performed by a Sears
or other qualifi ed service dealer unless specifi cally rec-
ommended in this Use and Care Guide . Use only autho-
rized factory parts.
Do not tamper with controls.
Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed
to the weather.
A thermal limiter switch automatically turns off the
motor in the unlikely event of an overheated situation
(electric dryers only). A service technician must replace
the thermal limiter switch after correcting the fault.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in seri-
ous personal injuries.

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