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WARNING: THE ACCUMULATION OF LINT IN THE EXHAUST DUCTWORK CAN
CREATE A POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD.
WARNING: DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE FLOW OF COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION AIR.
WARNING: INSPECT AND REMOVE ANY LINT ACCUMULATION, WHICH CAN CAUSE
THE BACK DRAFT DAMPER TO BIND OR STICK.
NOTE: A back draft damper that is sticking partially closed can result in slow drying and shutdown of
heat circuit safety switches or thermostats.
NOTE: When cleaning the dryer cabinet(s), avoid using harsh abrasives. A product intended for the
cleaning of appliances is recommended.
7 DAYS AFTER INSTALLATION AND EVERY 6 MONTHS THEREAFTER
Inspect bolts, nuts, screws, setscrews, grounding connections, and nonpermanent gas connections (unions, shutoff
valves, and orifices). Motor and drive belts should be examined. Cracked or seriously frayed belts should be
replaced. Tighten loose V-belts when necessary. Complete operational check of controls and valves. Complete
operational check of ALL safety devices (door switches, lint drawer switch, sail switch, burner, and hi-limit
The motor bearings, idler bearings, and under normal/most conditions the basket (tumbler) bearings are permanently
lubricated. It is physically possible to relubricate the basket (tumbler) bearings if you choose to do so even
though this practice is not necessary. Use Shell Alvania #2 grease or its equivalent. The basket (tumbler)
bearings used in the dryer DO NOT have a grease fitting. Provisions are made in the bearing housing for the
addition of a grease fitting, which can be obtained elsewhere, or from the Maytag dealer by ordering kit P/N
882159 (includes two  fittings).