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Dryer Care; Cleaning The Dryer Interior; Removing Accumulated Lint; Cleaning The Lint Screen - KitchenAid 8578194 User Instructions

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Cleaning the Dryer Location
Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the
flow of combustion and ventilation air.
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.

Cleaning the Lint Screen

Clean the lint screen before each load. A screen blocked by lint
can increase drying time.
IMPORTANT:
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.
Every Load Cleaning
Style 1:
1. The lint screen is located on top of the dryer. Pull the lint
screen toward you. 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.
Style 2:
1. The lint screen is located in the door of the dryer. 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.
As Needed Cleaning
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 buildup.
4. Rinse screen with hot water.
5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Replace screen
in dryer.
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DRYER CARE

1. Apply a non-flammable household cleaner to the stained area
of the drum and rub with a soft cloth until stain is removed.
2. Wipe drum thoroughly with a damp cloth.
3. Tumble a load of clean cloths or towels to dry the drum.
NOTE: Garments which contain unstable dyes, such as denim
blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items, may discolor 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
prevent dye transfer.

Removing Accumulated Lint

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 person.
From Inside the Exhaust Vent
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage.
1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2. Open the dryer door. Locate the light bulb cover on the back
wall of the dryer. Remove the screw located in the lower right
corner of the cover. Remove the cover.
3. Turn bulb counterclockwise. Replace the bulb with a 10-watt
appliance bulb only. Replace the cover and secure with the
screw.
4. Plug in dryer or reconnect power.

Cleaning the Dryer Interior

Changing the Drum Light

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