Loading Clothes; Drying, Cycle, And Temperature Tips; Cycle Descriptions; Automatic Drying Cycle - Whirlpool 8314841B Use And Care Manual

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Loading Clothes

Load clothes loosely into the dryer. Do not pack the dryer. Allow
space for clothes to tumble freely. The following chart shows
examples of balanced loads that would allow for proper tumbling.
Heavy work
3 pair of pants, 4 pair of jeans, 2 pair of
overalls, 3 shirts
3 camisoles, 1 robe, 4 slips,
6 undergarments, 2 sets of sleepwear,
1 child’s outfit
10 bath towels, 10 hand towels, 14 wash
cloths, 1 bath mat
Mixed Load
3 double sheets, 4 pillowcases,
8 T-shirts, 6 pair of shorts, 2 blouses,
8 handkerchiefs

Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips

Select the correct cycle and temperature for your load.
Cool Down tumbles the load without heat during the last few
minutes of all cycles to make the load easier to handle.
Drying tips
Follow care label directions when they are available.
If you use fabric softener sheets, use only those labeled
“dryer safe.” Follow package instructions.
Remove the load from the dryer as soon as tumbling stops, to
reduce wrinkling. This is especially important for permanent
press, knits, and synthetic fabrics.
Cycle and temperature tips
Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic
Setting (
), if available on your dryer.
Use a High Heat setting for drying heavyweight items such as
towels and work clothes.
Use a Medium Heat setting for drying medium weight items,
such as sheets, underwear, permanent press fabrics, and
some knits.
Use a Low Heat setting for drying lightweight items such as
lingerie, blouses, dresses, and some knits.
Use a no-heat (air) setting for rubber, plastic, or heat-sensitive
Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics.
NOTE: If you have questions about drying temperatures for
various loads, refer to the care label directions. If you are unsure
of the temperature to select for a load, select a lower setting
rather than a higher setting.


Your dryer uses the Temperature selector with the Cycle Control
knob to design a drying cycle to provide the shortest, most
efficient drying time and best fabric care for your load.
Cycle Control knob

Automatic Drying Cycle

The automatic cycle uses the ACCUDRY™ electronic control
sensor that senses the moisture in your load and shuts off the
dryer when the selected dryness is reached. The Cycle Control
knob does not move until the load is almost dry. After the cool
down, the knob automatically turns to an Off area and tumbling
Your most frequently used Temperature settings, Normal and
High, when used with the automatic cycle, are enhanced with the
SENSEON™ drying system to provide the shortest drying time.
See “Temperature Settings.”
Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (
If the load is drier than you like, select a setting closer to
Less Dry the next time you dry a similar load.
If the load is not as dry as you like, complete drying using the
Timed Drying cycle. The next time you dry a similar load,
select a setting closer to Very Dry.
NOTE: Drying time with the automatic cycle varies according to
the type of fabric, size of load, and temperature setting. See
“Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips.”
Use this setting to thoroughly dry extra heavy items, such as
mattress pads, quilts or towels. Set the Temperature selector at
High heat.
Use this setting to dry small loads or lightweight items. Set the
Temperature selector at Ex-Low heat.
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