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Safety and warnings

Meaning of symbols on the dryer
Warning: Risk of fire/Flammable materials

Read the instructions

WARNING! 


Fire Hazard

  • Only dry fabrics that have been washed with water.
  • Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or similarly textured rubber–like materials, dry on ‘Air Dry’.
  • Do not stop a tumble clothes dryer before the end of the drying
  • cycle unless all items are removed and spread out in order to dissipate the heat.
  • A clothes dryer produces combustible lint; the lint filter must be cleaned before each drying cycle.
  • Failure to follow the warnings outlined in these user instructions can cause a fire hazard.
  • Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or personal injury.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

When using this appliance always exercise basic safety precautions including the following:

 Dryer use
  • The tumble dryer is intended only for drying textile material washed in water.
  • Undergarments that contain metal reinforcements should not be placed in the dryer.
    Damage to the dryer can result if the metal reinforcements come loose during drying.
  • If you wish to dry these items use a drying rack or place in a garment bag.
  • Check and remove all objects from pockets, eg lighters and matches.
  • The maximum mass of dry textile material is eight kilograms. Do not overload your dryer.
  • Never dry rubber articles, or any plastic items or film, eg plastic lined tablecloths and baby bibs.
  • Clothes should go through the cool down/airing phase in the final part of the cycle.
  • This ensures items are left at a temperature where they will not be damaged. If for any reason the dryer is stopped before the cycle has finished, dry clothes should be removed immediately and not left in the dryer. Clothes should be quickly spread out flat to cool so heat can dissipate, not left bunched up, eg in a clothes basket.
  • This dryer has been designed for domestic use only, not for commercial applications, such as massage/beauty clinics where there may be increased lint accumulation or flammable materials in the atmosphere or load.
  • Do not operate this product without the lint filters in place or allow lint to accumulate in or around the dryer.
  • This dryer is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the dryer by a person responsible for their safety.
  • Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the dryer.
  • Unplug the machine from the power supply when it is not in use.
  • Do not swing or put weight on the door.
  • Your dryer is designed to stop operating in the event of power outage. When power is resumed, the machine will remain off until the ‘POWER’  button is pressed. To restart the dryer, press ‘POWER’  , select your drying cycle and touch .
  • Never attempt to repair the dryer yourself.
  • The only user-removable parts of the dryer are the drain hose, lint filter, drying rack, condenser filter and the water tank. No other parts are designed to be removed by anyone other than a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.
  • For problems that cannot be solved from information in this User Guide, turn off and unplug your dryer and contact a Fisher & Paykel Authorised trained and supported service technician.
  • When disposing of the dryer, it is recommended that the door is removed to avoid children getting trapped inside, and that the electrical cable is cut off close to the dryer.

We do not recommend the use of extension cords or portable electrical outlet devices for safety reasons. If you are using an extension cord or portable electrical outlet device (eg multi-socket outlet box) ensure that it is positioned so that it does not come into contact with water or moisture.

Lint
  • Accumulated lint in the dryer can become a fire hazard; it also reduces the efficiency of the dryer by causing longer drying times and increased power consumption.
  • Clean the lint filters before every load.
  • Ensure the area around the dryer is clear of lint.
  • At regular intervals have the interior of the dryer cleaned of any accumulated lint. This must be done by a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.
Spontaneous combustion

To reduce the risk of fire in a tumble dryer the following should be observed:

 

  • Items that have been spotted or soaked with vegetable oil or cooking oil are a fire hazard and should not be placed in a tumble dryer.
  • Oil-affected items can ignite spontaneously, especially when exposed to heat sources such as a tumble dryer. The items become warm causing an oxidation reaction in the oil. This oxidation creates heat. If the heat cannot escape the items can become hot enough to catch fire. Piling, stacking or storing oil-affected items can prevent heat from escaping creating a fire hazard.
  • If it is unavoidable that fabrics that contain vegetable oil, cooking oil or have been contaminated by hair care products be placed in a tumble dryer, they should first be washed in hot water with extra detergent – this will reduce, but not eliminate the fire hazard. The cool down cycle of the dryer should be used to reduce the temperature of these items. They should not be removed from the tumble dryer and piled or stacked while hot.
  • Items that have previously been cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted with flammable liquids or solids, eg petrol/gasoline, kerosene, dry cleaning solvents, vegetable or cooking oil, acetone, denatured alcohol, some brands of spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax removers or other flammable or explosive substances should not be placed in a tumble dryer.
  • Do not dry unwashed items in the tumble dryer.
  • The dryer is not to be used if industrial chemicals have been used for cleaning.
  • Fabric softeners or similar products should not be used in a tumble dryer to eliminate the effects of static electricity, unless this practice is specifically recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener product.
  • Rubber backed articles, foam rubber (latex foam), clothes or pillows fitted with foam rubber pads, fibreglass, shoes containing rubber, shower caps, babies waterproof napkin covers and waterproof textiles should not be dried in the dryer. These materials can when heated produce fire by spontaneous combustion.
Disposal

Extreme care must be taken when disposing of your old appliance to avoid hazards.

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