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Caring For Your Dryer

Clean your dryer with a soft damp cloth and wipe dry. Do not use scouring cleaners as they can damage the paint and plastic surfaces.

Before you start cleaning your AeroCare dryer, ensure that it is disconnected from the power (ie remove the plug from the power outlet), or that KEYLOCK has been activated.



The drum is rust-resistant. However, colored fabrics which lose color or bleed during washing may cause discoloration of the dryer drum. We recommend that the dryer drum be cleaned with a cloth using a paste made from detergent and water, or a non- abrasive cleaner. Complete the cleaning by thoroughly wiping the drum with a moist cloth, and then drying several wet rags or old towels for 20 to 30 minutes using the TIME DRY cycle before using the dryer normally.


Wipe off any spills or washing compounds/products. Wipe or dust with a damp cloth. Do not strike the surface with sharp objects. Pre-treatment products may damage parts of your dryer. Please treat soiled or stained items where the pre-treatment will not come in contact with dryer surfaces.

Cleaning the Control Panel and Machine Top

Use a soft damp cloth to wipe all surfaces, and wipe dry. Avoid using chemical or scouring cleaners, as these will damage the paint and plastic surfaces of your dryer.

The SmartTouchTM Control Dial (selected models only) is not designed to be removable for cleaning. Do not attempt to remove the dial.

Pre-treatment Sprays

Do not use pre-treatment sprays or liquids on or near your dryer as they can damage your machine’s control panel as well as any of its plastic parts. Damage to your dryer caused by pre- treatment products will not be covered by the limited warranty.


If stains appear inside the drum of your machine, mix a detergent with water to create a paste (or use a non-flammable liquid cleaner) and wipe over the stain with a soft cloth. Then dry several wet rags or old towels for 20 to 30 minutes using the TIME DRY cycle to remove all traces of the cleaner.

Lint filter

Lint is generally formed during wearing and washing. Lint and fibers released from 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. AeroCare will flash the “Clean Lint Filter” signal light on the panel each time you power your dryer on to remind you to clean the lint filter.

Remove the lint filter from the housing and wipe the surface with your fingers. It is easier to remove the lint when your fingers are moistened. A clean lint filter will ensure your clothes remain lint-free and your dryer will operate at maximum efficiency.

Be sure to replace the lint filter before using the dryer.


Fig.58 Cleaning the lint filter


If the lint filter becomes damaged, contact Fisher & Paykel (refer to the "How to get Service" section) to arrange getting a new filter. Do not operate your dryer with a damaged lint filter or without the lint filter in place, as this will cause damage to your dryer.

Exhaust Duct

The dryer exhaust ducting must be inspected and cleaned periodically by an Authorized Service Agent to remove accumulated lint and prevent clogging. This will help keep your dryer operating at optimum performance. A partially clogged exhaust can lengthen the drying time.

To Clean the Exhaust Duct Follow These Steps:

  1. Turn off the electrical supply by disconnecting the plug from the power socket.
  2. Disconnect the exhaust duct from the dryer.
  3. Vacuum the exhaust duct with the hose attachment or attach a rag to a pole or drain cleaning wire and clean the duct.

Fig.59 Cleaning the exhaust duct

Exhaust Hood

  • Ensure the inside flaps or any damper on the exhaust hood moves sufficiently and opens and shuts freely (you may want to check with a mirror).
  • Make sure inside flaps are fully open when dryer is operating.
  • Make sure there is not wildlife (birds, insects, etc) nesting inside the exhaust duct or hood.


Fig.60 Checking the exhaust hood


For best drying performance, the dryer needs to be properly vented.


  • Only rigid metal or flexible metal 4” (102 mm) diameter ductwork has been used inside the Dryer cabinet or for exhausting to the outside.
  • The shortest length possible has been used.
  • The exhaust duct is not crushed or collapsed.
  • The duct is not resting on sharp objects.
  • Plastic or other combustible ductwork has NOT BEEN USED.

Carefully follow the details on exhausting the dryer in the “Installation Instructions”. 

Ensure that the area around the dryer is kept clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors or liquids. Ensure also that the dyer area is kept clear and free from items that would obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air.

Venting must conform to local building codes.

Fig.61 Correct and incorrect venting
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