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Be careful in using laundry
products not to spill them on exterior of dryer. Wipe up any spills at
once. Most exteriors are painted (synthetic enamel) which can be
damaged or removed by chlorine bleach, ammonia, solvents or other
chemicals often used in laundering and stain removal. Do not use dryer
top as work-top for stain removal unless it is protected by heavy
plastic cover, or for rust removal. Use sink instead and (follow
remover product label directions exactly including flushing sink with
Do not spray pre-wash stain
removers on clothing on top of dryer unless top is protected
completely; this may corrode plastic control parts as well as paint.
Clean lint filter after each
load for efficient drying. If load is very linty, clean filter
part-way through drying cycle also. Clean out exhaust vent system at
least once a year, and be sure it is not clogged at any time. NEVER
vent dryer into house; vent outside.
Check labels on garments and
other textile items and never dry with heat those items which warn
against such drying lest a fire start. Never dry items used with
solvent or waxes for the same fire hazard reason.
Check loads before drying to
remove any crayons, or other items which could soften with heat and
stain clothes and/or dryer.
instructions in manual on using fabric softeners in dryer, and do not
use any type they warn against.
This information is for educational purposes and
is reprinted from the MSU Extension. This information is public property upon publication
and has been printed with credit to MSU Extension.