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.
Follow care label directions when they are available.
If you use fabric softener sheets, use only those labeled as
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
Use a High heat setting for drying heavyweight items such as
towels and work clothes.
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.
If you are unsure of the temperature to select for a load, select a
lower setting rather than a higher setting.
NOTE: If you have questions about drying temperatures for
various loads, refer to the care label directions.
Cycle Control knob
Auto Sense Dry Cycle(s)
Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (*).
Your Auto Sense Dry cycle(s) shuts off when the selected dryness
is reached. The Cycle Control Knob will not move until the load is
almost dry. After the cool-down, the Knob automatically turns to
an Off area and tumbling stops.
If the load is dryer than you like, select Less Dry the next time
you dry a similar load.
If the load is not as dry as you would like, complete drying
using a Timed Dry cycle. Select Very Dry the next time you
dry a similar load.
Your dryer has both Auto Sense Dry (High Heat) and (Low Heat)
cycles. Always follow care label directions when available,
especially for delicate items.
NOTE: The Auto Sense Dry cycles use an automatic dryness
control that senses the exhaust temperature and determines the
dryness of the load.
Timed Dry Cycle
Your dryer offers High Heat in the Timed Dry cycle. Use the
Timed Dry cycle to complete drying if some items are damp after
using an Auto Sense Dry cycle. Timed Dry is also useful for:
Bulky items and large loads that require a long drying time.
Damp drying items; turn the Cycle Control Knob to 30
minutes or less.
Damp Dry Feature
Use this feature to dry items to damp level or to dry damp items
that do not require an entire drying cycle. Two examples are
heavy cottons, such as jeans, which you do not want to become
stiff, or cotton clothes which are easier to press when damp.
The De-Wrinkle feature removes wrinkles from clothes that have
been packed in a suitcase, or from items not removed from the
dryer at the end of a cycle. Put only a few items in your dryer for
best results when using this feature. As soon as the dryer stops,
fold or put the items on hangers.
No Heat/Fluff Cycle
Use the No Heat/Fluff cycle for items that require drying without
heat such as rubber, plastic and heat sensitive fabrics. This chart
shows examples of items that can be dried using the No Heat/
Type of Load
Foam rubber - pillows, padded bras,
Plastic - Shower curtains, tablecloths
Olefin, polypropylene, sheer nylon
(*Minutes) Reset cycle to complete drying, if needed.
When using No Heat/Fluff
Check to see that coverings are securely stitched.
Shake and fluff pillows by hand periodically during cycle.
Dry item completely. Foam rubber pillows are slow to dry.
End of Cycle Signal
The dryer sounds a signal to let you know when the cycle is
finished. The signal is helpful when you are drying permanent
press, synthetics and other items that should be removed from
the dryer as soon as it stops. The signal can be turned ON or
20 - 30
20 - 30
40 - 50
10 - 20