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identificationfor your dryer.This is located
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hearing impairedor speech impaired)
Mon.-Fri., 8am-8pm EasternTime
Internet:http://www.maytag.com
NOTE:In our continuing effort to improve
the quality of our appliances, it may be
necessary to make changes to the appliance without revising this guide.
IMPORTANT: Keep this guide and the
sales receipt in a safe place for future
reference. Proof of original purchase
date is needed for warranty service.
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IMPORTANT
SAfETYINSTRU(TIONS
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.
WAGGING-To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons
when using your appliance,foifow basic precautions,ineiudtngthe foilowing:
1. Readall instructionsbeforeusing the
appliance.
-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 SMELE GAS
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Do not try to light any appliance.
* Do not touch any electrical switch.
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Do not use any phone in your
building.
Clear the room, building or area of
ail occupants.
immediately call your gas supplier
from a neighbor’s phone. Follow
the gas supplier’s lnstructlons.
if you cannot reach your gas suppiier, call the fire department,
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified h&alter, service
agency or the gas supplier.
2. To avoid the possibility of fire or
explosion:
a. Do not dry items that have been
previously cleaned in, washed in,
soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, other
flammable or explosive substances as they give off vapors
that could ignite or explode. Any
material on which you have used
a cleaningsolvent,or which is saturated with flammable liquids or
solids, should not be placed in the
dryer, until all traces of these
flammable liquids or solids and
their fumes have been removed.
There are many highly flammable
items used in homes, such as:
acetone,denaturedalcohol, gasoline, kerosene,some liquid household cleaners, some spot
removers,turpentine, waxes and
wax removers.
b. Items containing foam rubber
(may be labeled latex foam) or
similarly textured rubber-like
materials must not be dried on a
heat setting. Foam rubber materials when heated, can under certain circumstancesproducefire by
spontaneouscombustion.
3. Do not allow children to play on or in
the appliance. Close supervision of
children is necessarywhen the appliance is used near children.
4. Beforethe applianceis removedfrom
service or discarded, remove the
door to the drying compartment.
5. Do not reach into the applianceif the
drum is moving.
6. Do not install or store this appliance
where it will be exposed to the
weather,
7. Do not tamperwith controls.
8. Do not repair or replace any part of
the appliance or attempt any servicing unless specificallyrecommended
in published user-repair instructions
that you understand and have the
skills to carry out.
9. Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminatestatic unless recommended for dryer use by the manufacturerof the fabric softeneror product.
10. Clean the lint screen before or after
each load.
11. Keep the area around the exhaust
opening and surrounding areas free
from lint accumulation,dust and dirt.
12. The interior of the dryer and exhaust
duct should be cleaned periodically
by qualified service personnel.
13. This appliance must be properly
grounded. Never plug the appliance
cord into a receptacle which is not
grounded adequately and in accordance with local and national codes.
See installation instructions for
groundingthis appliance.
14. Do not sit on top of the clothes dryer.
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SAVETHESE INSTRUCTIONSFOR FUTUREREFERENCE
SAFETY
NOTICE
& WARNING
Do not place into your dryer
dryer lawns
itemsthat
that have
havebeen
beenspotted
spotted or soakedwith vegetabl@ The California Safe Drinking Water and
oil or cooking ofi, Even after being wan,
these item8 may contain $ig~fi~nt
$ifl~fi~nt
amounts of these oit& The remainingoil can ignite ~~n~n~ly.
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The potential
for spontaneous ignition increases wh@nthe items containing vegetable oil or
cooking oil are exposed to heat. Heat sources, such as your clothes dryer, can
warm these items,allowing an oxlrfasionreaction In the oil to occur. Oxidationcreates heat. If this heat cannot escape,the items can become hot enough to catch
fire. Piling, stacking or storing these kinds of items may prevent heat from escap=
ing and can create a fire haxard.
Ail washed and unwashedfabrics that oar&in vegetabieoil or cooking oil can be
dangerous. WashingtheBeitems in tfot water with extra detergentwill reduce,but
will not eliminate,the hazard. Always
usethe “cool down” cyoiefor these Itenufto
reduce the items’ temperature. Neverremovethe@ item8 fr&m the ciothes dryer
hot or interrupt &e drying cycle until the items have run huh
cycle. Naverpils or &ck th& items when they am h&.
the “cool down”
Toxic EnforcementAct of 1986 (Proposition
65) requires the Governor of California to
publish a list of substances known to the
State of Californiato cause canceror reproductive harm, and requires businesses to
warn customers of potential exposures to
such substances.
Users of this appliance are hereby warned
that the burning of gas can result in Iowlevel exposure to some of the listed substances, including benzene, formaldehyde
and soot, due primarily to the incomplete
combustionof natural gas or liquid petroleum (LP)fuels. Exhaustducts should be kept
free of obstructionsand properlyexhausted
dryers will minimizeexposure.
DRYEREXtiAUSTTlPI
WARNING
- Plasticor nonmetalflexibleductpresentsa potentialfire hazard.
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Readthe installation
instructions and the
user’s guide.
exhaust the air easily.
Use 4 inch diameter
rigid metal duct. Tapeall joints,
including at the dryer. Never use
lint-trappingscrews.
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Keep duct runs
as straight as
possible.
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Clean
before
new dryer, Be sure vent
flap opens and closes freely.
Inspect and clean the exhaust
system annually.
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Let a poor
exhaust system
cause slow drying.
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Restrictyour dryer with a poor exhaust
system.
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Use longer than necessaryduct runs
with many elbows.
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Use plastic, thin foil, or
non-metalflexible duct.
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Allow crushed or clogged ducts
and vent.
OPERATING
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LINT
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After each load.
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NOTE:
Do not operate the dryer
without the lint filter in place.
To operate more efficiently.
ADD
AfABRi(
SOFTE~IER
LOAD
THE
DRYER
PROPERLY
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(If DESIRED)
By placing only one wash load in the
dryer at a time.
Avoid very small loads or mixing
heavyweightand lightweightclothes.
. When only one or two articles need
drying, add a few similar items to
improvetumblingand drying efficiency.
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Indicator lights in the moisturemonitorwill
display when an IntelliDry cycle is in operation.The top light will blink on and off. As
loads dry, there will be longer pauses
between each blink. No lights will display
during Time Dry or Air Fluff.
The bottom light in the monitorwill remain
on until the cool down portion of the cycle
starts. During cool down the dryer continues to tumble the load in unheated air to
help minimizewrinkling.
After loadingthe dryer.
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To control static cling.
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When drying large, bulky items such
as a blanket or comforter, it may be
necessaryto repositionthe load during
the cycle to ensure even drying.
CHECK
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MOISTURE
Before the load becomes warm.
This helps prevent greasy-looking
softenerstains.
And remove any used softener
sheets from the dryer to prevent
greasy-lookingsoftenerstains.
MONITOR
MORE
LESS
NOTE: The top monitor light
may not blink when small loads
of heavy,bulky items are dried,
such as rugs or sweaters.
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INTELLIDRY WRINKLE FREE FABRICS WITH
PRESSCARE automaticallysenses the moisture in the
load and shuts off when the selected dryness level is
reached.It minimizes wrinkles in synthetic fabrics such as
acrylic, nylon, polyesteror blends by providing an unheated
cool-downperiod at the end of the cycle. Simplyset the control to the desired dryness level (MOREDRY- LESS DRY).
The line between MORE DRY and LESS DRY is the initial
preferredsetting for the majorityof loads.
INTELLIDRYREGULARautomaticallysensesthe moisture
in the load and shuts off when the selected dryness level is
reached.This cycle is designedfor loads such as towels, underwear, t-shirts, jeans, etc. Set the control to the desired dryness
level (MOREDRY- LESS DRY).The line betweenMOREDRY
and LESS DRY is the initial preferredsetting for the majorityof
loads.
INTELLIDRY
OFF
MORE DRY
REGULAR
INTELLIDRY
WRINKLE
FREE
FABRICS
WITH
PRESS
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CARE
WRINKLE
WRINKLE RELEASE will releasewrinkles
from items that are clean and dry but slightly wrinkled, such as from a crowdedcloset,
packed suitcase or from sitting in the dryer
too long after the end of the cycle. It provides
10 minutesof heatedtumblingand 5 minutes
of cool down tumbling without heat.
DAMP DRY is designed to “partially” dry
items. It provides approximately20 minutes
of heated tumbling and 5 minutes of cool
downtumblingwithout heat.
RELEASE
DiMP
TIME DRY/
AIR FLUFF
DRY
TIME DRY/AIRFLUFF may be
DRYEL FABRIC CARE is designedfor
use on dry clean only fabrics in combination with Dryel Dry Clean Only Fabric
Care product. Placing the control dial
arrow at the DRYELline will provide the
optimal amount of time needed to properly use Dryel. (For more informationon
using the Dryel cycle, see page 7.)
selected for any load if the IntelliDry
sensor system is not used. Set the
controi to the desired number of minutes and choose the appropriate drying temperaturefor the load.
NOTE:The dialcan be turnedin eitherdirectionto selecta cycle.Oncestarted,the dial will not advanceat a specificrate
duringthe IntelliDrycycles.At firstthe dial maynot advanceat all,Towardthe end of the cycle(whenthe load beginsto
dry) the dial will advanceat a moreregularrateand muchmorequicklyThis is normaloperation.
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REGULAR - for sturdy cottons or those
labeled“TumbleDry”.
MEDIUM - for permanentpress, synthetics,
lightweight cottons or items labeled “Tumble
Dry Medium”.
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DELICATE- for heat sensitiveitems labeled
“TumbleDry Low” or “TumbleDry Warm”.
AIR FLUFF -tumbles without heat. Usedfor
sensitive loads or items needingfreshening.
PRESS
START
Push this buttonto start the dryer.The dryer
door must be shut for the dryer to operate.If
the door is openedduringthe cycle,the start
button must be pushed again to resumethe
cycle once the door is closed.
End of Cycle Chime - Shortly before the
cycle is complete, an .audible chime will
sound. During the cool down portion of the
Wrinkle Free Fabricscycle, the audible chime
will sound intermittently.
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Setting
the Controls
for Dryel Fabric Care:
TEMPERATURE
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Set the temperaturefor Regularheat.
DO NOT select Air Fluff.
REGULAR
MEDIUM
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AIR
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the control dial at the Dryel line.
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MORE DRY
REGULAR
LESS DRY
INTELLIDRY
WRINKLE
FREE
FABRICS
WITH
PRESS
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CARE
WRINKLE
RELEABE
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TIME DRY/
AIR FLUFF
DRY
For Best Performance:
Referto the Dryel instructionsfor proper use.
Items in the bag must tumble.Place no morethan 3
to 4 items in the bag at one time.
Do not mix colors or fabricswhen using Dryel.
Immediately at the end of the cycle, remove
garments from the Dryel bag. Hang the garments
while still warm and slightly damp to minimize
wrinkles.
UseOMLYtheDryelfabriccareproductin yourdryer.
b0 NOTuseand placeany flammablesubstance
or
solventin the dryer includingbut not limited to:
Energine,
Goddard’s,
lighterfluid,WD-40
andvegetable
oil.
CAREANDClEANING
Control Panel- clean with a soft, damp
cloth. Do not use abrasivesubstances.
Tumbler - remove any stains such as
crayon, ink pen or fabric dye (from new
items such as towels or jeans) with an
all-purpose cleaner. Then tumble old
towels or rags to remove any excess
Dryer Exhaust System - should be
stain or cleaning substance.Once these
steps are done, stains maystill be visible,
but should not transfer to subsequent
loads.
inspected and cleaned once a year to
maintainoptimumperformance.The outside exhaust hood should be cleaned
more frequentlyto ensure proper operation. (Referto the InstallationInstructions
for more information.)
Cabinet- wipe off any marks with soap
and water.
REPlACINGTliE
DRUMllGtiT
Instructionsfor replacingthe bulb:
1) Unplug or disconnectthe dryer from
the electrical power supply.
2) Open the door and use a Phillips
screwdriver to remove the screw
attaching the lens to the tumbler
front.
7) Replacelens cover by hookingplastic
tabs into tumbler front below the light
housing.
4) Rotate bulb counter-clockwise to
removefrom socket.
5) Replacethe bulb with a 120 volt, IO
watt maximumcandelabrabase light
bulb.
8) Reinstallthe screwinto the lens cover
screw hole.
9) Reconnectdryer to powersupply.
6) Turn the light bulb clockwise into
socket.
3) Removelens cover by pulling cover
toward center of tumbler.
REVERSlNGTtlEDOOR
Directionsfor reversingthe dryer door:
1) Remove the hinge hole covers and
screws.
2) While supportingthe door, remove2
screws in the hinges that secure the
hinges to the cabinet.
3) Removedoor by lifting slightly at the
hinges and pulling the hinge tabs out
of the hinge slots.
4) Movethe followingparts to the opposite side of the door: 2 hinges and 4
hinge screws, 4 door screws, door
strike and screw, inner door cover
plate and screw.
Screw the lower hinge screw in first.
This will help to align the door and
hinges.
6) Replacethe hinge hole covers to the
oppositeside.
5) Attach the door to the opposite side
of the cabinet using the 2 counter
sunk hinge screws. (See below).
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Door Catch
Counter
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Sunk Screw
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poor
Screws
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Door
Strike
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Pleasefollowthe care label or manufacturersinstructionsfor drying special items.If care label instructionsare not available,
use the following informationas a guide.
Avoid Dryer Drying...
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Woolens,unless recommendedon the label.
Bedspreads
& Comforters
Blankets
Curtains
& Draperies
Cloth Diapers
Down-filled Items
(jackets,sleeping bags,
comforters,etc.)
Followthe care label instructionsor dry on the Regularcycle.
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Be sure the item is thoroughlydry before using or storing.
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May require repositioningto ensure even drying.
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Dry only one blanketat a time for best tumblingaction.
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Be sure the item is thoroughly dry before using or storing.
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Use the Wrinkle Free Fabricscycle to help minimizewrinkling.
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Dry these in small loads for best results and removeas soon as possible.
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Use the Regularcycle for soft, fluffy diapers.
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Use the Regularcycle and a delicate temperaturesetting.
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Pillows
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Plastics
(showercurtains, outdoor
furniture covers,etc.)
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Place a clean pair of sneakers in the dryer with the item to fluff the down comforters,
etc. Adding a couple of dry towels shortensdry time and absorbsmoisture.
DO NOTdry on a heat setting. Use the Time Dry/Air Fluff (no-heat)cycle.
WARNING - Drying a rubber item with heat may damageit or pose a fire hazard.
Use the Regularcycle.
Add a couple of dry towels and a pair of clean sneakers to help the
tumblingaction and to fluff the item.
DO NOTdryer-dry kapokor foam pillows.
Use the Time Dry/Air Fluff cycle on a Delicateor Air Flufftemperaturedependingon the
care label instructions.
DRYER
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A drying rack is availablefor items that you don’t
ple, sneakers,washablesweaters,stuffedtoys OI
Part No. MALl OOOAXX
To order call l-800-688-8408
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Vegetableor cookingoil soakeditems.(See pg.2)
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FoamRubber
(rug backs,stuffedtoys,
certain shoulder pads, etc.)
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CHECKTHESE POINTSIF YOURCLOTHESDRYER...
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Be sure the door is latchedshut.
Be sure the power cord is plugged
into a live electrical outlet.
Checkthe home’scircuit breakerand
fuses.
Press the STARTbutton again if the
door is opened during the cycle.
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Check the load for objects such as
coins, loose buttons nails, etc.
Removepromptly.
It is normal to hear the dryer gas
valve or heating element cycle on
and off during the drying cycle.
Be sure the dryer is leveled properly
as outlined in the installationmanual.
Be sure the rubber feet are installed
on the leveling legs.
A clicking noise may be the timer
advancing.
It is normal for the dryer to hum due
to the high velocity of air moving
through the dryer drum and exhaust
system.
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Checkthe home’scircuit breakerand
fuses.
Select a heat setting, not air-fluff.
On a gas dryer, check that the gas
supply is on.
Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.
Dryer timer may have movedinto the
cool-downportion of the cycle.
DOESN’TDRY
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Check all of the above, plus...
Be sure the exhaust hood at the outside of the home can open and close
freely.
Check exhaust system for lint buildup. Ducting should be inspectedand
cleaned annually.
Use 4” rigid metal exhaust duct.
Do not overload. 1 Wash load = 1
Dryer load.
Sort heavy items from lightweight
items.
Large, bulky items like blankets or
comfortersmay require repositioning
to ensure even drying.
Check that the washer is draining
properly to extract adequate water
from the load.
Clothes load is too small to tumble
properly.Add a few towels.
CONTROLKNOBADVANCES
SLOWLY
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This is normal operation for an
IntelliDry cycle, especially at the
beginningof the cycle.Oncethe load
begins to dry, the control knob will
start to advance. The rate of
advancement will be slow at the
beginningof the cycle becausethere
is more moisture in the load. As the
load becomes more dry, the control
knob will advancemore quickly.
DRIESUNEVENLY
Seams pockets and other similar
heavy areas may not be completely
dry when the rest of the load has
reached the selected dryness level.
This is normal. Select the “MORE
DRY”setting if desired.
0 If one heavy item is dried with a lightweight load, such as one towel with
sheets it is possible that the heavy
item will not be completely dry when
the rest of the load has reached the
selected dryness level. Sort heavy
items from lightweight items for best
drying results.
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Householdodors such as from painting, varnishing, strong cleaners, etc.
may enter the dryer with the surrounding room air. This is normal as the
dryer draws the air from the room,
heats it, pulls it through the tumbler
and exhausts it to the outside. When
these odors are presentin the air, ventilate the roomcompletelybeforeusing
the dryer.
For further assistancecontact
MaytagAppliancesSales Company,MaytagCustomerAssistance:
U.S.l-800-688-9900or Canadal-800-688-2002
U.S.customers using TTYfor deaf, hearing impairedor speech impaired,
call l-800-688-2080.
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ClOTliES
DRYER
WARRANTY
Full OneYearWarranty
For one (1) year from the date of original retail
purchase, any part which fails in normal home
use will be repairedor replacedfree of charge.
LimitedWarranty
After the first year from date of original retail
purchase,through the time periods listed below,
the parts designatedbelow which fail in normal
home use will be repaired or replaced free of
charge for the part itself, with the owner paying
all other costs, including labor, mileage and
transportation.
SecondYear- All parts.
Third through FifthYear- Dryer tumbler.
Additional Limited Warranty Against RustThrough
Should an exterior cabinet, including the door,
rust through during the one year period starting
from the date of retail purchase, repair or
replacementwill be made free of charge. After
the first and through the tenth year, repair or
replacementwill be made free of charge for the
part itself, with the owner paying all other costs,
including labor, mileage and transportation.
PleaseNote: This full warrantyand the limited
ToRECEIVE
WARRANTY
SERVKE
To locatean authorizedservicecompanyin your area contactthe Maytagdealer from whom your appliancewas purchased;or call MaytagAppliancesSales
Company,Maytag Customer Assistance at the number listed below. Should
you not receivesatisfactorywarrantyservice, please call or write:
MaytagAppliancesSales Company
Attn: CAIR” Center
PO. Box 2370
Cleveland,TN 37320.2370
US. l-800-688-9900
Canadal-800-688-2002
U.S.customers using TTYfor deaf, hearing impairedor
speech impaired,call l-800-688-2080.
When contacting Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer
Assistanceabout a service problem,please include the following:
a. Yourname, addressand telephonenumber;
b. Model number and serial number (found on the lower center of the
door opening) of your appliance;
c. Name and address of your dealer and the date the appliance was
purchased;
d. A clear descriptionof the problemyou are having.
e. Proofof purchase.
WHAT
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COVERED
BYTHESE
WARRANTIES:
1. Conditionsand damagesresultingfrom any of the following:
a. Improperinstallation,delivery,or maintenance.
b. Any repair,modification,alterationor adjustmentnot authorizedby the
manufactureror an authorizedservicer.
c. Misuse,abuse, accidents,or unreasonableuse.
d. Incorrectelectric current, voltageor supply.
e. Impropersetting of any control.
warrantyapply when the dryer is located in the
United States or Canada. Dryers located elsewhere are covered by the limited warrantyonly,
including parts which fail during the first two
years.
2. Warrantiesare void if the original serial numbershave been removed,
altered, or cannot be readily determined.
CanadianResidents
3. Light bulb.
This warrantycovers only those dryers installed
in Canada that have been listed with the
Canadian Standards Association unless the
dryers are brought into Canada due to transfer
of residencefrom the United Statesto Canada.
The specific warranties expressed above are
the ONLYwarranties provided by the manufacturer. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also have other rights that
vary from state to state.
4. Productspurchasedfor commercialor industrial use.
5. The cost of service or service call to:
a. Correct installationerrors.
b. Instruct the user on proper use of the product.
c. Transportthe applianceto the servicer.
6. Consequentialor incidentaldamagessustainedby any person as a result
of any breach of these warranties.
Somestates do not allow the exclusion or limitationof consequentialor incidental damages,so the above exclusion may not apply.
Users Guides,service manualsand parts catalogsare availablefrom
MaytagAppliancesSales Company,MaytagCustomerAssistance.
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