Understanding Dryer Safety
dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following:
•Read all instructions before using
•Do not dry articles that have been previ-
ously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in,
or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning
solvents, other flammable, or explosive
substances as they give off vapors that
could ignite or explode.
•Do not allow children to play on or in
the dryer. Close supervision of children
is necessary when the dryer is used
•Before the dryer is removed from service
or discarded, remove the door to the
•Do not reach into the dryer if the drum
•Do not install or store the dryer where
it will be exposed to the weather.
•Do not tamper with controls.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the
– SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS –
•Do not repair or replace any part of the
dryer or attempt any servicing unless
specifically recommended in this Use and
Care Guide or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand and have
the skills to carry out.
•Do not use fabric softeners or products to
eliminate static unless recommended by
the manufacturer of the fabric softener or
•Do not use heat to dry articles containing
foam rubber or similarly textured rubber-
•Clean lint screen before or after each load.
•Keep area around the exhaust opening
and adjacent surrounding areas free from
the accumulation of lint, dust, and dirt.
•The interior of the dryer and exhaust duct
should be cleaned periodically by qualified
•See Installation Instructions for grounding