Solutions To Common Problems; Common Drying Problems - Electrolux Wave-Touch 137018100 A Use And Care Manual

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Common Drying Problems

Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and
scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The
Soap and Detergent Association.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
Greasy, oily
Fabric softener sheet.
stains
Lint
Overloading.
Overdrying causes static
electricity.
Lint screen not clean when
cycle began.
Lint is attached to "pills."
Pilling
Overdrying.
(Fibers 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.
Or, add a fabric softener
sheet and tumble without
heat.
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 tempera-
ture.
Place fabric softener sheet
on top of load before start-
ing 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 lubri-
cate 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.
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