Routine maintenance, A. cleaning – Maytag MDG50PCC User Manual
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A program and/or schedule should be established for periodic inspection, cleaning, and removal of lint from
various areas of the dryer, as well as throughout the ductwork system. The frequency of cleaning can best be
determined from experience at each location. Maximum operating efficiency is dependent upon proper airflow.
The accumulation of lint can restrict this airflow. If the guidelines in this section are met, a Maytag dryer will
provide many years of efficient, trouble free, and most importantly safe operation.
WARNING: LINT FROM MOST FABRICS IS HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE. THE
ACCUMULATION OF LINT CAN CREATE A POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD.
WARNING: KEEP DRYER AREA CLEAR AND FREE FROM COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIALS, GASOLINE, AND OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
NOTE: Suggested time intervals shown are for average usage, which is considered six (6) to eight (8)
operational (running) hours per day.
IMPORTANT: Dryer produces combustible lint and must be exhausted to the outdoors. Every 6
months, inspect the exhaust ducting and remove any lint buildup.
SUGGESTED CLEANING SCHEDULE
EVERY THIRD OR FOURTH LOAD
Clean the lint screen every third or fourth load. A clogged lint screen will cause poor dryer performance. The
lint drawer is located below the main door (refer to the illustration on page 24). Open the lint drawer, brush or
vacuum the lint off the lint screen, and remove the lint. Inspect lint screen and replace if torn.
NOTE: The frequency of cleaning the lint screen can best be determined from experience at each
Clean lint accumulation from lint chamber, thermostat, and microprocessor temperature sensor (sensor bracket)
WARNING: TO AVOID THE HAZARD OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DISCONTINUE
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY TO THE DRYER.
Inspect and remove lint accumulation in customer furnished exhaust ductwork system and from dryer’s internal