Models: BJLR473ET BJLR473GT Dryer Owner’s Manual Important Safety Information Operating Instructions The Controls on Your Dryer Other Dryer Features Helpful Information Specialized Fabric Guide Loading Suggestions Care of Product If Something Goes Wrong Before You Call For Service Venting the Dryer...
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Important Safety Information Read all safety information before using WARNING: For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life. IF YOU SMELL GAS Do not store or use gasoline 1 Do not try to light any appliance.
Important Safety Information Read all safety information before using Warning To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following sections. Safety Precautions • Use this appliance only for its —...
• Exhaust Duct—See Installation • Do not wash or dry articles that Instructions. Use only rigid metal have been cleaned in, washed or flexible metal 4″ diameter in, soaked in, or spotted with ductwork inside the dryer cabinet combustible or explosive or for exhausting to the outside.
Important Safety Information Read all safety information before using • Clean the lint filter before • Close supervision is necessary each load to prevent lint if this appliance is used by or accumulation inside the near children. Do not allow dryer or in the room.
• Do not tamper with the controls. • You may wish to soften your laundered fabrics or reduce • Do not operate this appliance the static electricity in them if it is damaged, malfunctioning, by using dryer-applied fabric partially disassembled, or softeners or an anti-static has missing or broken parts, conditioner.
Operating Instructions START FABRIC CARE controls PRESS GUARD on your START COTTONS PERM. PRESS HIGH HEAT MED. HEAT dryer KNITS FLUFF DELICATES NO HEAT LOW HEAT Clean the Lint Filter Fabric Care Selections Clean the lint filter each time you use the dryer. Always follow Fabric Manufacturer’s Care Label or instructions when laundering.
Cycle Descriptions Automatic Drying Cycles Timed Dry Cycles Cycles automatically sense fabric dryness Cycles run for a selected time Timed Dry Automatic Permanent Press Automatic Cottons For synthetic blends. Select More Dry for Set the Cycle Selector at For cottons and most linens. For most loads heavier loads, Less Dry for lighter loads.
Operating Instructions Other dryer features your model has Press Guard Use this option to minimize the The clothes should be removed wrinkles in clothes. It provides after the timer passes EXTRA approximately 15 minutes of CARE (or PRESS GUARD) but no-heat tumbling after the clothes before the dryer stops tumbling.
Helpful Information Specialty Care Guide Always follow Fabric Manufacturer’s Care Label or instructions when laundering. Otherwise use the information below as a general guide. Item Suggested Care Pillows Mend any holes or weak seams where feather or filling could escape. Dry only one pillow at a time. Stop dryer occasionally and shake pillow, redistributing filling for even drying.
Helpful Information Loading Sorting As a general rule, if clothes are sorted properly for the washer, they are sorted properly for the dryer. Separate lint producers from Sort by color lint collectors (Separate colorfast from non-colorfast fabrics*) • Lint producers: terry cloth and •...
Care & Cleaning The Interior The drum is rust-resistant and requires no special care. The Exterior Wipe off any spills or washing Apply these pretreatment products compounds. Wipe or dust with away from the dryer. The fabric a damp cloth. Try not to strike may then be washed and dried the surface with sharp objects.
Helpful Information The Exhaust Duct Inspect and clean the dryer To clean the exhaust duct follow exhaust ducting at least once these steps: a year to prevent clogging. A 1 Turn off electrical supply by partially clogged exhaust can disconnecting the plug from lengthen the drying time.
If Something Goes Wrong Before you call for service Problem Possible Causes What to Do Dryer doesn’t Start • Make sure the dryer plug is pushed Dryer is unplugged completely into the outlet. • Check the house fuse/circuit breaker Fuse is blown/circuit box and replace fuse or reset breaker.
If Something Goes Wrong Problem Possible Causes What to Do Static Occurs Overdrying • Try a fabric softener. • Adjust controls for less drying. • Try a fabric softener. No fabric softener was used • Try a fabric softener. Synthetics, permanent press and blends can cause static Clothes Take •...
Problem Possible Causes What to Do Clothes are Wrinkled Overdrying • Select a shorter drying time. • Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of moisture. • Remove items when cycle ends and fold or Letting items sit in dryer after cycle ends hang immediately.
If Something Goes Wrong Venting the Dryer For the best drying performance the dryer needs to be properly vented. Carefully follow the details on Exhausting in the Installation Instructions. • Use the shortest length possible. • Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4″...
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