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Important Safety Instructions

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Symbols will be used in this Guide to highlight when extra care is required. Abide by these at all times to minimize the risk of harm while operating the dryer.

It is important to always act with caution and use common sense when operating your dryer. Use only as instructed by the User Guide.

  • This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can hurt you and others, or even cause death.

WARNING! 

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This is an example of a Warning Hazard

  • You could be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.
  • All safety messages will identify the potential hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.

 

Important Information

For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, 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; do not use any phone in your building.
    • Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
    • Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
    • If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
  • Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

The Governor of California is required to publish a list of substances known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm and requires business to warn customers of potential exposures to such substances.

Gas appliances contain or produce substances, which can cause death, or serious illness and which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. To reduce the risk from substances in fuel or from fuel combustion, make sure this appliance is installed, operated, and maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Installation of this appliance must be performed by a contractor, plumber or gas fitter who is qualified or licensed by the state.

 

WARNING! 

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Electric Shock Hazard

Follow the safety precautions outlined in this User Guide. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.

Important Safety Precautions

  • Read all instructions carefully before using this dryer. Use this dryer only for its intended purpose as described in this User Guide.
  • Installation must conform with local codes, or in absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 or the Canadian Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, CSA B149.1
  • Installation and service must be performed by a qualified or licensed contractor, plumber or gas fitter qualified or licensed by the state, province, or region where this appliance is being installed.
  • This dryer must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation Instructions before it is used.
  • This dryer, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, or the Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1.
  • Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed to water or exposed to the weather.
  • Connect to a properly protected, rated and sized power supply circuit to avoid electrical overload.
  • Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt any servicing, unless specifically recommended in the published user repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.
  • To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this dryer from the power supply or disconnect the dryer at the household distribution panel (by removing the fuse or switching off the circuit breaker) before attempting any user maintenance or cleaning.
  • When disconnecting the dryer, pull by the plug rather than the cord or junction of the cord plug, to avoid damage to the cord or junction of the cord plug.
  • Make sure the cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over or otherwise subject to stress or damage.
  • Do not tamper with the controls.

Touching the POWER button does NOT disconnect the dryer from the power supply, even though the lights are out.

  • Do not operate this dryer if it is damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled or has missing or broken parts, including a damaged cord or plug.
  • This dryer must be directly connected to an approved fixed electrical outlet. It cannot be plugged into an extension cord or an adaptor plug.
  • Do not use the dryer if there is water on the floor near the dryer. Call an Authorized Service Agent if there is a leak.

 

WARNING! 

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Fire Hazard

  • Only dry fabrics that have been washed with water.
  • Do not use a drying cycle with heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials. Only dry on the AIR DRY cycle.
  • A clothes dryer produces combustible lint and must be exhausted outdoors. Take care to prevent the accumulation of lint around the exhaust opening and in the surrounding area.
  • Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.
  • Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or personal injury.

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

  • Do not place items in a tumble dryer that have previously been cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spot cleaned with flammable liquids or solids. They give off vapors which are a fire or explosion hazard. Highly flammable substances commonly used in domestic environments include acetone, denatured alcohol, gasoline, kerosene, some brands of spot removers and dry cleaning solvents, turpentine, waxes, wax removers, vegetable oil, fish oil, massage oil, and cooking oil.
  • Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.
  • Do not leave hot oil-affected items in a pile or stack. This can prevent heat from escaping and can create a fire hazard. 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.
  • Do not use a drying cycle with heat to dry items containing rubber, foam rubber, plastic or similar materials (such as padded bras, bath mats, rugs, bibs, baby pants, plastic bags, pillows etc), as these materials might melt or burn. Some rubber materials when heated can under certain circumstances produce fire by spontaneous combustion. Only dry on the AIR DRY cycle.
  • Unless specifically recommended by their manufacturer, do not use fabric softeners or similar products in a tumble dryer.
  • Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable gases and liquids near this or any other appliance.
  • Keep the area around the exhaust opening and adjacent surrounding areas free from the accumulation of combustible materials such as lint, dust, dirt, paper, rags, chemicals etc.
  • Do not store any items that may burn or melt (such as paper materials, plastics or plastic containers etc) next to the dryer.
  • Clean the lint filter each time you use the dryer, before or after each load.
  • The dryer must be exhausted to the outside. Carefully follow the exhausting and venting details in the Installation Instructions.
  • The interior of the appliance and the exhaust duct should be cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.

Use of the dryer

  • Do not allow children to play inside, on, around or with this dryer or any other appliance. Close supervision is necessary if this dryer is used near children.
  • Never climb on, climb into, or stand on the dryer top, or drum, or apply weight to the door.
  • Keep the floor around your dryer clean and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.
  • If your dryer is running and you want to unload or add clothes, touch START/PAUSE then open the dryer door.
  • Do not reach into the appliance if the drum is moving.
  • Undergarments that contain metal reinforcements should not be placed directly 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 the drying rack supplied with your dryer.
  • BEFORE THE APPLIANCE IS REMOVED FROM SERVICE OR DISCARDED, REMOVE THE DOOR.

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