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Solutions to Common Inquiries
Common Drying Inquiries
Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, resi-
dues 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
stains
sheet
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
Isolated wet
• Low water
spots on
pressure in
fabrics after
home is not
completed
sufficient to at-
Steam
omize incoming
cycle
water during
steam cycle
SOLUTIONS
• Rub fabric softener
stains with bar soap.
Rinse and rewash.
• Reduce load size
and rewash using
liquid fabric softener
in the final 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 remove
pills.
• Irreversible
condition.
• Reduce load size
and tumble at me-
dium or low heat for
5-10 minutes.
• Remove items im-
mediately. Hang or
fold.
• Check water line
pressure.
PREVENTIVE
MEASURES
• Add a few bath towels
to small loads for proper
tumbling.
• Some "silk-like" fabrics
should be air dried.
• Use proper drying tem-
perature.
• Place fabric softener sheet
on top of load before start-
ing 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 filter is
clean and in place.
• Use fabric softener to
lubricate fibers.
• When ironing, use spray
starch or fabric finish 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 slight-
ly damp and hang or lay
flat to complete drying.
• Block knits into shape.
• DO NOT overload dryer.
• Remove items as soon as
cycle ends.
• Ensure water line pressure
is minimum of 20 psi. DO
NOT exceed 120 psi.
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