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Dryer will not run
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged in?
Has a fuse blown, or has circuit breaker tripped?
Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the START button firmly pressed?
Is a cycle selected?
Unusual sounds
Has the dryer had a period of non-use?
If the dryer hasn't been used for a while, there may be a
thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
Lint on load
Is the lint screen clogged?
Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
Is load properly sorted?
Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics). Also sort by color.
Is the load too big or too heavy?
Dry smaller loads so lint can be carried to the lint screen.
Was the load overdried?
Use correct dryer settings for load type (see "Changing
Cycles, Options and Modifiers"). Overdrying can cause
lint-attracting static electricity.
Was paper or tissue left in pockets?
Is pilling being mistaken for lint?
Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal wear and
laundering.
Stains on load or color change
Was dryer fabric softener properly used?
Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle
when the load is cold. Do not add fabric softener sheets to a
warm load.
Were items soiled when placed in the dryer?
Items should be clean before being dried.
Were items properly sorted?
Sort light colors from dark colors. Sort colorfast items from
noncolorfast items.
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Items shrinking
Was the dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Did the load overdry?
Check the manufacturer's care label. Match dryer setting to
load type (see "Cycles").
Loads are wrinkled
Was load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
Was dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Did load overdry?
Check the manufacturer's care label. Match dryer setting to
load type (see "Cycles").
Odors
Have your recently been painting, staining or varnishing
in the area where your dryer is located?
If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone
from the area, re-wash and dry the clothing.
Is the dryer being used for the first time?
The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor
will be gone after the first cycle.
Garment damage
Check the following:
Were zippers, snaps, and hooks left open?
Were strings and sashes tied to prevent tangling?
Were care label instructions followed?
Were items damaged before drying?

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