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Caring For Your Dryer

 

Cleaning your Dryer

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 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).
  • There is a warning light that will flash at the beginning of every cycle to remind you to clean the filter. The warning light will also flash on and off during the cycle if the filter becomes blocked. The filter should be cleaned as soon as the ‘Lint Filter’ light starts flashing. Lint becomes a fire hazard if left to build up, and will reduce the efficiency of your dryer.

To Clean the Filter:

  1. Open the dryer door.
  2. Remove the lint filter by pulling it up and out of the filter slot. Open it out and wipe the surface clean with your hand.
  3. Close the lint filter and place it back in the opening. Ensure the filter is fitted correctly back in place before operating the dryer.

Have a qualified technician vacuum the lint from the dryer once a year.

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Drum Lamp

The drum light is not consumer replaceable. If this light should ever stop working, call for service.

When the door is opened, the drum light automatically turns on and remains on for two minutes. When the door is closed, the drum light will remain on for 30 seconds.

Emptying the Water Collection Tank

During the drying cycle steam condenses into water and is collected in the water tank, located at the top left of the dryer. It is important to empty the water tank after every load.

There is an indicator light that will illuminate when the water tank needs emptying. A user warning will also be displayed on the screen (refer to the 'Before you call for service' section). If the water tank becomes full during operation, the dryer will go into ‘Cool’ mode for several minutes, then pause and beep to alert you. Empty the tank and touch to resume the cycle.

You do not need to empty the water tank if you have
set up the drain hose to drain the water automatically (refer to ‘Installation instructions’ ).

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Removing the water
collection tank

To Empty the Water Tank:

  1. Remove the water tank by holding onto the handle and pulling outwards gently to remove it. Hold tank with both hands and ensure that you keep the tank level when it is being removed to prevent the water collected from spilling.

  2. Pour the water down the sink or into a bucket, and then put the tank back in place.

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Tipping out the water
condensing tank
  • Do not use the water collected in the water tank for drinking or food processing.
  • Never run the dryer without the water tank in place.
  • If the water tank becomes full, the tumble dryer will pause drying and will sound an alarm. You must empty the water tank before the dryer can continue drying. Empty the tank, replace it back in the housing then touch to resume the cycle.

 

Cleaning the Condenser

If the ‘Condenser’ indicator light starts to flash this indicates that the condenser needs to be cleaned. The condenser should be cleaned once a month. The light illuminates when you first turn the machine on, then turns off once the Screen Shot 2018-01-09 at 11.46.26 AM.pngbeen touched.

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Turning the condenser
locking levers

To Clean the Condenser:

  1. Open the condenser cover.
  2. Turn the two condenser lock levers 90 degrees then pull out the condenser.
  3. Clean the condenser with pressurized water and wait until the water drains.
  4. Replace the condenser.
  5. Turn the two condenser lock levers to lock the condenser back in place again. Make sure that these locks are engaged securely.
  6. Close the condenser cover.
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Pulling out the condenser
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