Care and cleaning – Electrolux - Gibson 131627900 User Manual

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Care and Cleaning

To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply

with the basic warnings listed in Important Safety Instructions, pages 2-3, and
those listed below.

Before cleaning the dryer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid
electrical shock hazards.

Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous
fumes or electrical shock could occur.


Clean the lint screen after every load. Lint build-up in the screen restricts air flow,
which causes longer drying times. The screen is located at the bottom of the door
opening. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the lint and replace the screen.

Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint screen from using dryer-added
fabric softener sheets. To remove this build-up, wash the lint screen in warm,
soapy water. Dry thoroughly and replace. Do not operate the dryer without the
lint screen in place.

If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics, clean the drum with
a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser. Remove cleanser residue
before drying the next load.

Every 18 months an authorized servicer should clean the dryer cabinet interior
and exhaust duct. These areas can collect lint and dust over time. An excessive
amount of lint build-up could result in inefficient drying and possible fire hazard.


Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
abrasive cleansers.

If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach [1/2 cup
(120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 liter) water]. Rinse several times with clear water.

Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild
detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.

Before moving the dryer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under
the front leveling legs to prevent damage to floor.

Clean lint screen after every load.

Do not store or place laundry products
on top of dryer at any time. They can
damage the finish or controls.