The Button Trap is designed to capture small loose items, such as buttons and coins, to keep them from damaging your machine. We recommend checking the trap for debris periodically or if the unit is not draining properly.
- Using a coin or screwdriver, pull down on the catch of the access panel and lower the panel door to open.
- Unclip the drain hose, pull it out and place the end of the drain hose in a pan or bucket to catch the water.
- Remove the plug from the drain hose and allow the water to drain completely.
- Turn the button trap counterclockwise to unlock and remove. Remove debris from the trap and rinse clean.
- NOTE: A small amount of water will drain from the trap. Use a shallow pan or place a towel on the floor before removing the Button Trap.
- Reinsert the trap and turn it clockwise to lock it into place.
- Replace the plug in the drain hose and clip it into place. Close the access panel.
- IMPORTANT: Make sure the button trap and plug are firmly seated and locked into place to avoid leaks.
The button trap does not catch lint. There is not a lint filter like a traditional dryer; instead, lint collects in the condenser tank during the dry cycle. This is not a user accessible part, but can be maintained:
- To help break down the lint fibers and keep the condenser from clogging, we recommend adding a small amount of white vinegar to a load of laundry. The vinegar will break down the fibers, allowing the condenser tank to clean itself.
- Vinegar is often used as an alternative to liquid fabric softener and should not harm your laundry.