Important safety instructions – Maytag SL-3 User Manual
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Important Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, property damage 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 wash or dry items that have been previously
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gaso
line, dry-cleaning solvents, other flammable or explo
sive substances as they give off vapors that could ignite
or explode. Hand wash and line dry any items contain
ing these substances.
Any material on which you have used a cleaning sol
vent, or which is saturated with flammable liquids or
solids, should not be placed in the appliance until all
traces of these liquids or solids and their fumes have
These items include acetone, denatured alcohol, gaso
line, kerosene, some liquid household cleaners, some
spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax removers.
b. Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other
flammable or explosive substances to the wash water.
These substances give off vapors that could ignite or
c. Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be pro
duced in a hot water system that has not been used for
2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLO
SIVE. If the hot water system has not been used for
such a period, before using a washing machine or
combination washer-dryer, turn on all hot water
faucets and let the water flow from each for several
minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen
gas. As the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an
open flame during this time.
d. 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,
e. Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your
dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may con
tribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a load
to catch fire.
3. Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance.
Close super\’ision of children is necessary when the
appliance is used near children.
Before the appliance is removed from seiv-ice or discard
ed, remove the door to the clothes washer and clothes
Do not reach into the appliance if the tub or drum is mov
Do not install or store this appliance where it will be
exposed to the weather.
7. Do not tamper with controls.
Do not repair or replace any part of tire appliance or
attempt any serrfcing unless specifically recommended
in published user-repair instructions that you understand
and have the skills to carry out.
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate stat
ic unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric
softener or product.
10. Clean the dryer lint screen before or after each load.
11. Keep the area around the exhaust opening and surround
ing areas free from lint accumulation, dust and dirt.
12. The interior of the dryer and exhaust duct should be
cleaned yearly by qualified sendee personnel.
13. This appliance must be properly grounded. Never plug
the appliance cord into a receptacle which is not ground
ed adequately and in accordance with local and national
codes. See Installation Instructions for grounding this
14. Unplug power supply cord before attempting to service
15. Store laundry aids and other material in a cool, dry place
where children cannot reach them.
16. Do not use chlorine bleach and ammonia or acids (such
as vinegar or rust remover) in the same wash. Hazardous
fumes can form.
17. Do not machine wash fiberglass materials. Small parti
cles can stick to fabrics washed in following loads and
cause skin irritation.
18. Install and level washer on a floor that can support the
19. As with any equipment using electricity and havring mov
ing parts, there are potential hazards. To use this appli
ance safely, the operator should become familiar with the
instructions for operation of the appliance and always
exercise care when using it.