How the AccelerCare™ Drying System Works
Moisture-sensing strips inside the dryer drum and
temperature sensors in the airstream monitor how fast the
load is drying, how hot the air should be and when clothes
are dry. The system automatically stops the cycle to help
save time and avoid overdrying.
To use a Timed Cycle
Turn knob to desired Timed Cycle.
Press the TIME ADJUST up or down arrows until the
desired drying time is displayed. Press the up or down
arrows and the time will change by 1-minute intervals.
Press and hold the up or down arrows and the time will
change by 5-minute intervals.
NOTE: The Time Adjust features can be used only with
Press TEMP until the desired temperature illuminates.
NOTE: The Temp feature can be used only with Timed
NOTE: During a Timed Cycle, you can change the settings for
Time, Temp, WRINKLE SHIELD™ and the End of Cycle
5. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired, select OPTIONS. For more
details, see "Options."
6. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired, press END OF CYCLE SIGNAL.
A signal will sound to alert you when a cycle ends. For more
details, see "End of Cycle Signal."
7. Press START. Be sure the door is closed.
If you do not press Start within 5 minutes of selecting the
cycle, the dryer automatically shuts off.
If you wish to end your drying cycle after pressing Start,
press PAUSE/CANCEL twice.
Stopping, Pausing or Restarting
To stop or pause your dryer at any time
Open the door or press PAUSE/CANCEL once. Press PAUSE/
CANCEL twice to cancel a cycle.
To restart the dryer
Close the door. Press START until dryer starts.
NOTE: Drying will continue from where the cycle was interrupted
if you close the door and press Start within 5 minutes. If the cycle
is interrupted for more than 5 minutes, the dryer will shut off.
Select new cycle settings before restarting the dryer.
Drying and Cycle Tips
Select the correct cycle and dryness level or temperature for your
load. If an Automatic Cycle is running, the display shows the
estimated cycle time when your dryer is automatically sensing
the dryness level of your load. If a Timed Cycle is running, the
display shows the exact number of minutes remaining in the
Cool Down tumbles the load without heat during the last few
minutes of all cycles. Cool Down makes the loads easier to
handle and reduces wrinkling. The length of the Cool Down
depends on the load size and dryness level.
Follow care label directions when they are available.
If desired, add a fabric softener sheet. Follow package
To reduce wrinkling, remove the load from the dryer as soon
as tumbling stops. This is especially important for permanent
press, knits and synthetic fabrics.
Avoid drying heavy work clothes together with lighter fabrics.
This could cause overdrying of lighter fabrics and lead to
increased shrinkage or wrinkling.
Dry most loads using the preset cycle settings.
Refer to the Automatic or Timed Preset Cycle Settings chart
(in the "Cycles" section) for a guide to drying various loads.
Drying temperature and dryness level are preset when
you choose an Automatic Cycle. You can select a
different dryness level, depending on your load, by
pressing Dryness and choosing More, Normal, Less or
NOTE: You cannot use the Time Adjust and you cannot
choose a Temperature with the Automatic Cycles.
If you wish to adjust the cycle length of a Timed Cycle,
press the Time Adjust up or down arrows. Adjust the
temperature of a Timed Cycle by pressing Temp until the
desired temperature is selected.
NOTE: You cannot choose a dryness level with Timed
Follow the progress of your dryer with the drying Status indicator
In an Automatic Cycle, the Sensing light illuminates until a
wet item is detected.
In a Timed Cycle, the Sensing light illuminates at the
beginning of a cycle and turns off 5 minutes into the cycle.
The Wet light illuminates at the beginning of an Automatic Cycle if
a wet item is detected.
In an Automatic Cycle, if a wet item is not detected after
approximately 5 minutes, the dryer goes directly into Cool
Down and the Cool Down and the WRINKLE SHIELD™
setting indicators illuminate, if selected.
In a Timed Cycle, wet items are not detected. The dryer will
continue to run for the length of time selected, and the Wet
light will illuminate. The damp light will not illuminate.