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Common Drying Problems - Kenmore C8906 Series Use & Care Manual

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Common Drying Problems

Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage.
For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
Greasy, oily
Fabric softener sheet.
stains
Lint
Overloading.
Overdrying causes static
electricity.
Lint screen not clean when
cycle began.
Lint is attached to "pills."
Pilling
Overdrying.
(Fibers break off,
ball up and cling
to fabric.)
Shrinking
Temperature too high.
Overdrying.
Wrinkling
Overloading.
Leaving items in dryer after
cycle ends.
SOLUTIONS
Rub fabric softener stains with bar
soap. Rinse and rewash.
Reduce load size and rewash using
liquid fabric softener in the fi nal
rinse.
Or, add a fabric softener sheet and
tumble without heat.
Use lint brush or roller to remove
lint.
Use a lint brush or shaver to re-
move pills.
Irreversible condition.
Reduce load size and tumble at
medium or low heat for 5-10
minutes.
Remove items immediately. Hang
or fold.
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PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Add a few bath towels to small loads for
proper tumbling.
Some "silk-like" fabrics should be air
dried.
Use proper drying temperature.
Place fabric softener sheet on top of load
before starting the dryer.
Do not overload dryer.
Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to
reduce static electricity.
Remove items when they are slightly damp
to avoid overdrying.
Check that lint fi lter is clean and in place.
Use fabric softener to lubricate fi bers.
When ironing, use spray starch or fabric
fi nish on collars and cuffs.
Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
Follow fabric care label directions.
If shrinking is a concern, check load often.
Remove items while slightly damp and
hang or lay fl at to complete drying.
Block knits into shape.
Do not overload dryer.
Remove items as soon as cycle ends.

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