Cleaning the lint screen, Vacation, storage, and moving care – Maytag W10445417B User Manual

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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 before each load. A screen blocked
by lint can increase drying time.
To clean:
Pull the lint screen straight up. Open lint screen. Roll lint

off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash
screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove.

2. Close lint screen. Push the lint screen firmly back into




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.”

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:
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.

Reinstall screen in dryer.


Install and store your dryer where it will not freeze. Because

some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage

your dryer. If storing or moving your dryer during freezing

weather, winterize it.

Non-Use or Storage Care

Operate your dryer only when you are at home. If you will

be on vacation or not using your dryer for an extended

period of time, you should:

1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2. Clean lint screen. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.”

Moving Care

For power supply cord-connected dryers:
Unplug the power supply cord.
2. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
3. Use masking tape to secure dryer door.

For direct-wired dryers:
Disconnect power.
2. Disconnect wiring.
3. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base.
4. Use tape to secure dryer door.

Reinstalling the Dryer

Follow the “Installation Instructions” to locate, level, and

connect the dryer.

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