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Important Safety Instructions

A WARNING — To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons when using

your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following:

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 high­

ly flammable items used in homes, such as: ace­

tone, 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 sponta­

neous combustion.

3. Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance.

Close supervision of children is necessary when the

appliance is used near children.

4. Before the appliance is removed from service or dis­

carded, remove the door to the drying compartment.

3. Do not reach into the appliance if the drum is mov­


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 recom­
mended 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 sur­

rounding areas free from lint accumulation, dust and


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 instruc­
tions for grounding this appliance.

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

A WJUiNING — 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 veg­
etable oil or cooking oil are exposed to

heat. Heat sources, such as your clothes
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 con­
tain vegetable oil or cooking oil can be dan­
gerous. 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 clothes 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.

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