Important safety notice and instructions – Maytag SL-3 User Manual
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Important Safety Notice and Instructions
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic
Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) requires the
Governor of California to publish a list of substances
known to the State of California to cause cancer or
reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn cus
tomers of potential exposures to such substances.
Users of this appliance are hereby warned that the burn
ing of gas can result in low-level exposure to some of
the listed substances, including benzene, formaldehyde
and soot, due primarily to the incomplete combustion of
natural gas or liquid petroleum (LP) fuels. Exhaust ducts
should be kept free of obstructions and properly
exhausted dryers will minimize exposure.
Appliances with the (|) symbol on the data plate have
been listed with Underwriters’ Eaboratories, Inc. Those
with a CSA Monogram on the data plate have been cer
tified by the CSA Testing Eaboratories as complying
with Canadian Standards Association requirements. Gas
dryers with an AGA symbol on the data plate have been
design certified with the American Gas Association;
those with a CGA symbol on the data plate have been
Nevertheless, as with any equipment using electricity
and having moving parts, there are potential hazards. To
use this appliance safely, the operator should become
familiar with the instructions for operation of the appli
ance and always exercise care when using it.
A UMRJIfliVG — For your safety the
followed to minimize the risk of fire or
explosion or to prevent property dam
age, personal injury or death.
Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
- WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch.
• Clear the room, building or area of
Immediately call your gas supplier
from a neighbor's phone. Follow the
gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas suppli
er, call the fire department.
formed by a qualified installer, service
agency or the gas supplier.
— 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
remove these items from the clothes dryer
while hot or interrupt the drying cycle until
the items have run through the "cool
do wn '■ cycl e. Never pi I e or stack th ese
items when they are hot. ^