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Cleaning the Lint Screen

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Every Load Cleaning:

The lint screen will be  located in the door opening of the dryer. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time.

To clean:

  1. Pull the lint screen straight up. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove.
  2. Push the lint screen firmly back into place.


IMPORTANT: Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose, damaged, blocked, or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and damage to both the dryer and fabrics.

Clean HybridCare™ Filter every 5 Loads

Clean the HybridCare™ Filter when light comes on after every 5 cycles. Open filter flap on bottom of the dryer and grab the handle to pull out filter. Set filter on the dryer and pull out lint screen and foam pad on bottom of filter. Roll lint off screen and foam pad with fingers and place back in filter and then filter back in filter housing. (There maybe some water in the filter and this is normal.) For additional cleaning information, see “Dryer Care” in the Use and Care Guide.
IMPORTANT: For best drying performance, clean HybridCare™ Filter after every 5th load. Light will reset after filter is cleaned and loaded back into filter housing.



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