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Laundry Tips - Whirlpool COMPACT DRYERS Use And Care Manual

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Laundry
Tips
I
In This Section
Page
Page
Before you dry .................................................
.12
Saving energy
................................................
15
Drying special-care
items ...............................
.13
Vacation
care .................................................
15
Using dryer fabric softeners..
......................... .15
Solving
laundering
problems
...................... .16
This section reviews proper drying techniques,
gives you additional
drying information,
and
discusses
causes or solutions
to common
drying problems.
Before
you dry
Before using your dryer, see pages 3 and 4 for
Important
Safety Information.
Drying
tips
l
Close zippers,
snaps, and hooks to avoid
snagging
other items. Remove
pins, buckles, and other hard
objects to avoid scratching
the
dryer drum. Remove
heat-
sensitive
trim that can
be damaged
by drying.
l
Check garments
to make sure all spots and
stains were removed
during the wash. If
stains were not removed,
do not tumble dry.
Heat may permanently
set stains. Soiled
items can also leave stains on the dryer
drum. These stains can be picked up by
other items in the load.
l
Sharp or metal objects can damage
your
dryer. Check pockets for pins,
clips, money, bolts, nuts, etc.,
and turn pockets inside out. Do
not lay these objects on your
dryer after emptying
pockets.
l
Tie strings and sashes so they will not
tangle.
l
Turn lint takers and dark items inside out to
help prevent lint pickup.
l
Place small items such as baby socks or
hankies in a mesh bag for easier removal.
l
Articles to be ironed should be removed
from
the dryer while still damp.
Sorting
l
Separate
dark from light colors; colorfast
a
iii
from noncolorfast.
Items
properly sorted for washing
are
usually properly
sorted for
drying. Separate
heavy fabrics
(denim, towels) from light fabrics
(synthetics,
permanent
press).
. Separate
lint givers (towels, chenille) from
lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics,
permanent
press). When possible,
turn lint takers inside
out.
Load
sizes
l
Mix large items with smaller items. Load the
dryer by the amount of space
items take up, not by their
weight. Do not overload
the
dryer. Overcrowding
causes
uneven drying and wrinkling,
and can cause items to wear out faster
(because
of pilling).
l
You may need to rearrange
large items
(sheets, blankets,
tablecloths)
during a cycle
to reduce balling or rolling up.
l
Reduce wrinkling
of permanent
press and
synthetics
by drying smaller loads and
removing
items from the dryer as soon as
tumbling
stops.
l
For better tumbling
action when drying only a
few small items, add one or two lint-free
towels. This also prevents
small, lightweight
items from blocking airflow.
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