Hese, Nstructions – Maytag MD55 User Manual

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Read all instructions before using the appliance.


To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion:

• Do not

dry items that have been previously 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. Any material on which you have

used a cleaning solvent, or which is saturated with flammable liquids or solids, should not be placed in the dryer until all

traces of these flammable liquids or solids and their fumes have been removed.There are many highly flammable items used in

homes,such as:acetone,denatured alcohol,gasoline,kerosene,some liquid household cleaners,some spot removers,turpentine,

waxes and wax removers.

Items containing foam rubber (may be labeled latex foam) or similarly textured rubber-like materials must not be dried on

a heat setting. Foam rubber materials, when heated, can under certain circumstances produce fire by spontaneous combustion.


Do not

allow children to play on or in the appliance. Close supervision of children is necessary when the appliance is used near



Before the appliance is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to the drying compartment.


Do not

reach into the appliance if the drum is moving.

Do not

install or store this appliance where it will be exposed to the weather.

Do not

tamper with controls.

Do not

repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended 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 for dryer use by the manufacturer of the fabric

softener or product.
Clean the lint screen before or after each load.
Keep the area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from lint accumulation, dust and dirt.
The interior of the dryer and exhaust duct should be cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.
This appliance must be properly grounded. Never plug the appliance cord into a receptacle which is not grounded adequately and in

accordance with local and national codes. See installation instructions for grounding this appliance.

Do not

sit on top of the dryer.









Because of continuing product improvements,Maytag reserves

the right to change specifications without notice. For complete details,

see the Installation Instructions packed with your product before

selecting cabinetry, making cutouts or beginning installation.



Gas leaks may occur in your system and result in

a dangerous situation. Gas leaks may not be detected by smell

alone. Gas suppliers recommend you purchase and install an UL

approved gas detector. Install and use in accordance with the

manufacturer's instructions.


WARNING – Do not

place into your dryer items that have been spotted or soaked with vegetable oil or cooking oil. Even after being

washed, these items may contain significant amounts of these oils. The remaining oil can ignite spontaneously. The potential for spontaneous

ignition increases when the items containing vegetable oil or cooking oil are exposed to heat. Heat sources, such as your dryer, can warm

these items, allowing an oxidation reaction in the oil to occur. Oxidation creates heat. If this heat cannot escape, the items can become hot

enough to catch fire. Piling, stacking or storing these kinds of items may prevent heat from escaping and can create a fire hazard.

All washed and unwashed fabrics that contain vegetable oil or cooking oil can be dangerous. Washing these items in hot water with extra

detergent will reduce, but will not eliminate, the hazard. Always use the “cool down” cycle for these items to reduce the items’

temperature. Never remove these items from the dryer hot or interrupt the drying cycle until the items have run through the “cool

down” cycle. Never pile or stack these items when they are hot.