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Solutions To Common Problems - Electrolux EFLS210TIW Use & Care Manual

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Common Drying Problems
Many drying problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric
damage. For satisfactory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and
Detergent Association.
PROBLEM POSSIBLE
CAUSES
Greasy, oily
• Fabric softener
stains
sheet.
Lint
• Overloading.
• Overdrying
causes static
electricity.
• Lint screen not
clean when
cycle began.
• Lint is attached
to "pills".
Pilling
• Overdrying.
(fibers break
off, ball up
and cling to
fabric)
Shrinking
• Temperature
too high.
• Overdrying.
Wrinkling
• Overloading.
• Leaving items
in dryer after
cycle ends.

Solutions to Common Problems

SOLUTIONS
• Rub fabric softener
stains with bar soap.
Rinse and rewash.
• Reduce load size
and rewash using
liquid fabric softener
in the final rinse.
• Use lint brush or
roller to remove lint.
• Use a lint brush or
shaver to remove
pills.
• Irreversible
condition.
• Reduce load size
and tumble at
medium or low heat
for 5-10 minutes.
• Remove items
immediately. Hang
or fold.
PREVENTIVE
MEASURES
• Add a few bath towels to small
loads for proper tumbling.
• Some "silk-like" fabrics should
be air dried.
• Use proper drying temperature.
• Place fabric softener sheet on
top of load before starting the
dryer.
• DO NOT overload dryer.
• Use fabric softener in washer or
dryer to reduce static electricity.
• Remove items when they
are slightly damp to avoid
overdrying.
• Check that lint filter is clean and
in place.
• Use fabric softener to lubricate
fibers.
• When ironing, use spray starch
or fabric finish on collars and
cuffs.
• Turn items inside out to reduce
abrasion.
• Follow fabric care label
directions.
• If shrinking is a concern, check
load often.
• Remove items while slightly
damp and hang or lay flat to
complete drying.
• Block knits into shape.
• DO NOT overload dryer.
• Remove items as soon as cycle
ends.
• Use the extended tumble and
wrinkle release options if unable
to remove the load immediately.
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