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Cycle Selection; Auto Dry Cycles - Electrolux 300 Series Use & Care Manual

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Cycle selection

Selecting the right cycle to save energy
This dryer has been specifically designed with options to help you save energy and at
the same time utilize the optimal drying setting for your clothing.
The normal cycle was used to rate the dryer for energy efficiency. The
normal cycle defaults to normal temperature setting, normal dryness level
and eco mode option (if available).
Some cycles save more energy than others. Cycles that use the least amount of heat
save the most energy. Use the lowest heat setting (auto and timed dry cycles) and less
dry setting (auto dry cycles) to save on energy and prevent over drying your clothing.
Press the power button to turn on the
unit. Turn the cycle selector in either direc-
tion or repeatedly press the cycles button
(depending on your model) to scroll to the
desired cycle. The indicator light for the
cycle selected will be illuminated and the
estimated drying time for Auto Dry cycles or
the actual drying time for Time Dry cycles
will be displayed on the LED display screen.
Default settings and options will automati-
cally be indicated for the cycle selected. In
most cases cycle settings and options can
be changed. See Cycle Settings, Cycle Op-
tions, and Setting Charts for more details.
To change the cycle once it has begun,
press the cancel button before select-
ing a new cycle. Just turning the cycle
selector ring or pressing the cycles
button WILL NOT change the cycle.

Auto dry cycles

Auto dry cycles take the guesswork out of
selecting the correct drying time for each
load. Moisture sensors sense the moisture
level of the load as it tumbles through the
heated air. With auto dry cycles, the load
will automatically be dried at the selected
temperature to the desired dryness level.
Auto dry cycles save time and energy and
protect fabrics. When the load has reached
the selected dryness level, it will continue to
tumble, unheated, during a cool down pe-
riod. This helps reduce wrinkling and makes
items easier to handle during unloading.
NOTE
Initial cycle times for auto dry cycles are
only estimates, the actual drying time
may differ slightly from the time displayed.
Drying times vary depending on size and
dampness of the load and fabric type. If
the load is too small or almost dry, the
moisture sensors may not detect enough
moisture to continue the cycle and the
cycle may end after a few minutes. If this
Controls and Settings
occurs, then select the time dry cycle to
dry such loads.
Room temperature and humidity, type of
installation and electrical voltage or gas
pressure can also affect drying time.
heavy duty (on select models)
Select this cycle to dry durable fabrics
such as jeans and overalls.
towels (on select models)
Select this cycle to dry heavy loads such as
towels and non-rubber-backed bath mats.
heavy/towels (on select models)
Select this cycle to dry heavy loads and
durable fabrics such as towels, jeans and
overalls.
allergen (on select models)
Select this cycle where you wish to reduce
allergens as you dry your load. Items prone
to heat damage are not recommended for
this cycle.
normal
Select this cycle to dry everyday fabrics
including cottons, linens and sheets.
activewear (on select models)
Select this cycle to dry lightweight synthetic
athletic apparel including stretch fabrics.
delicates
Select this cycle to dry knits and delicates.
mixed load (on select models)
Select this cycle to dry loads containing a
mix of fabrics.
NOTE
Models equipped with the Predictive Dry
feature use the first 90 seconds of Auto
Dry cycles to sense the load in the dryer.
During this 90 second period
the LED display will show 3 dots
(
) cycling one to the next. When
the sensing is complete, the LED display
will show the remaining cycle time in min-
utes and will accurately count down to the
end of the cycle.
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