When You Have Finished Using Your Dryer
- Unplug the machine from the power socket.
- Wipe around the door to remove any remaining condensation and foreign matter.
- Clear the lint filter and empty the water tank (if not set up to automatically drain).
Cleaning Your Dryer
Before you start cleaning your dryer, ensure that it is disconnected from the power (ie unplug the machine from the power socket).
Cleaning the Control Panel and Outer Surfaces of the Dryer
Use a soft damp cloth to wipe all surfaces, then wipe dry. Avoid using chemical or scouring cleaners, as these will damage the paint and plastic surfaces of your dryer.
Cleaning the Inside of Your Dryer
It is important that you occasionally clean the inside of your dryer. If the drum has any residual dirt or lint stuck to it, remove this and wipe it clean with a damp cloth. Do not leave any metal objects in the drum, as these may cause rust.
Cleaning the Filters
Cleaning the Lint Filter
- Lint is generally formed during wearing and washing. Fibres (ie lint) released from the clothes during the drying cycle are collected in the lint filter.
- It is important to clean the lint filter after every load, as the lint produced in the drying process can become a fire hazard if it is allowed to accumulate in or around your dryer.
- The lint filter is located in the door opening (at the bottom).
To clean the filter:
- The lint filter must be cleaned at the beginning of each cycle. Lint becomes a fire hazard if left to build up, and will reduce the efficiency of your dryer.
- If the lint filter becomes damaged, contact your Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician to arrange getting a new filter. Do not operate your dryer with a damaged lint filter or without the filter in place, as this will cause damage to your dryer and is a fire hazard.