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Dryer Care; Cleaning The Lint Screen; Removing Accumulated Lint - Whirlpool WED97HEDW Use & Care Manual

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Dryer Care

Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would
block the airflow for proper dryer operation. This includes
clearing piles of laundry in front of the dryer.
To clean dryer drum
1. Use a mild hand dish detergent mixed at a low
concentration with very warm water, and rub with
a soft cloth.
2. Rinse well with a wet sponge or towel.
3. Tumble a load of clean clothes or towels to dry drum
Use a microfiber cloth and hot water in a spray bottle
to clean the drum and a second microfiber towel to dry.
NOTE: Garments that contain unstable dyes, such as
denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may
discolor the rear of the dryer interior. These stains are
not harmful to your dryer and will not stain future loads
of clothes. Dry unstable dye items inside out to avoid
transfer of dye.


From Inside the Dryer Cabinet
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often,
depending on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a
qualified appliance servicer.
From the Exhaust Vent
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often,
depending on dryer usage.


Every load cleaning
The lint screen is located in the door opening of the dryer.
The control panel has an indicator light to remind you to
clean the lint screen after each load. A screen blocked
by lint can increase drying time.
To clean:
1. Pull the lint screen straight up. Roll lint off the screen
with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove
lint. Wet lint is hard to remove.
2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place.
Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose,
damaged, blocked, or missing. Doing so can cause
overheating and damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
If lint falls off the screen into the dryer during removal,
check the exhaust hood and remove the lint. See
"Venting Requirements" in the Installation Instructions.
As needed cleaning
Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build
up on the lint screen. This buildup can cause longer drying
times for your clothes, or cause the dryer to stop before
your load is completely dry. The screen is probably clogged
if lint falls off while the screen is in the dryer.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every 6 months,
or more frequently, if it becomes clogged due to a residue
To wash:
1. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers.
2. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.
3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent.
Scrub lint screen with the brush to remove residue
4. Rinse screen with hot water.
5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel.
Reinstall screen in dryer.


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