Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long,
or load is too hot
Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
Has the Air Dry temperature setting been selected?
Select the right temperature for the types of garments being
dried. See "Air Dry."
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
Separate the load to tumble freely.
Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with
lint, restricting air movement?
Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the
outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not
feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace
exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See the
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille?
Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
Are drying times too long or are clothes too dry?
Automatic cycle default settings may have been changed. See
Changing the Automatic Cycle Default Settings.
Is the exhaust vent the correct length?
Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many
turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See the
Installation Instructions. See also Changing the Automatic
Cycle Default Settings, if you are unable to shorten the vent
Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?
Use 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material.
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45ºF
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above
Is the dryer located in a closet?
Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and
bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum
of 1" (25 mm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear
of the dryer requires 5" (127 mm). See the Installation
Cycle time too short
Is the automatic cycle ending early?
The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the
Change the dryness level setting on Automatic Cycles.
Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the
amount of drying time in a cycle. If loads are consistently
ending too early, see also Changing the Automatic Dry Default
Lint on load
Is the lint screen clogged?
Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
Stains on load or drum
Was dryer fabric softener properly used?
Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle.
Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can
stain your garments.
Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue
jeans). These will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkled
Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
Remove garments promptly to prevent wrinkling.
Was the Wrinkle Shield used?
Select the Wrinkle Shield feature to tumble the load for up to
90 minutes after the end of the cycle.
Was the dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Have you recently been painting, staining, or varnishing in
the area where your dryer is located?
If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone
from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
Changing the Automatic Cycle Default Settings
IMPORTANT: Your dryness level settings can be adjusted to
adapt to different installations, environmental conditions or
personal preference. This change is retained and will affect all of
your Automatic cycles, not just the current cycle/load.
If all your loads on all Automatic cycles are consistently not as dry
as you would like, you may change the default settings to increase
the default dryness level.
Your default drying settings can be adjusted to adapt to different
installations, environmental conditions or personal preference.
There are 3 drying settings, which are displayed using the time
1. Factory preset dryness level.
2. Slightly drier clothes, 15% more drying time.
3. Much drier clothes, 30% more drying time.
To change the default drying settings:
NOTE: The default settings cannot be changed while the dryer is
running or paused. The dryer must be in standby mode to adjust
the default settings.
1. Press and hold the TEMP button for at least 6 seconds. The
dryer will beep, the letters "CF" will flash briefly in the display,
then the current drying mode will be displayed.
2. To select a new drying setting, press the TEMP button again
until the desired drying setting is shown.
NOTE: While cycling through the settings, the current setting
will be lit solid, but the other settings will flash.
3. Press the START button to save the drying setting and exit to
NOTE: To exit without saving, press the POWER button.
4. The drying setting you selected will become your new preset
drying setting for all Automatic cycles.