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Care and Cleaning
Other Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventive)
Cleaning Dispenser Drawer Area
NOTE
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser
drawer. Residue should be removed once or twice a month.
• Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops.
• Reach back into the back of the drawer cavity and press
down firmly on the lock tab. Pull out the drawer.
• Remove the inserts from the bleach and fabric softener
compartments.
• Rinse the drawer and inserts with a combination of ¾ cup
liquid chlorine bleach and 1 gallon hot tap water to remove
traces of accumulated powders and liquids. Large amounts
of fabric softener residue may indicate improper dilution
or more frequent cleaning is required. Rinse well with tap
water.
• To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the
recess. Remove all residue from the upper and lower parts
of the recess.
• Replace the inserts by pressing in place until you hear a
slight click. Return the dispenser drawer.
Daily Preventive Maintenance
• Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends.
Excess wrinkling, color transfer, and odors may develop in
items left in the washer.
• If there are no small children or pets present, you may leave
the door ajar when the washer is not in use.
• Leave the dispenser drawer open slightly at the end of the
wash day.
• Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and
door glass. These areas should always be clean to ensure a
water tight seal.
• When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty
residue may remain on the drum. Remove this by wiping
the drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse
thoroughly with water.
• Periodically, wipe dry the folds in the bottom of the flexible
gasket to remove lint and other debris.

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