Important safety instructions, Save these instructions – Maytag MD-24 User Manual

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1. Read all instructions before using the appliance.

2. To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion:

a. 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.

b. 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.

3. Do not allow children or pets to play on, in, or in

front of the appliance. Close supervision is
necessary when the appliance is used near
children and pets.

4. Before the appliance is removed from service or

discarded, remove the door to the drying

To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock,
or personal injury when using your dryer; follow
basic safety precautions, including the following:


5. Do not reach into the appliance if the drum is moving.

6. Do not install or store this appliance where it will

be exposed to the weather.

7. Do not tamper with controls.

8. 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.

9. Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate

static unless recommended for dryer use by the
manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.

10. Clean the lint screen before or after each load.

11. Keep the area around the exhaust opening and

surrounding areas free from lint accumulation, dust
and dirt.

12. The interior of the dryer and exhaust duct should be

cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.

13. 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.

14. Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your

dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may
contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause
a load to catch fire.

15. Do not sit on top of the clothes dryer.

Important Safety Instructions



• 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.