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Troubleshooting Dryer - Kenmore 8873 - 24 in. Space Saver Laundry Center Use And Care Manual

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TROUBLESHOOTING
DRYER
First try the solutions suggested hers and possibly avoid
the cost of a service call...
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily
Check the following:
Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
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 "Installation Instructions").
Is the exhaust vent crushed or kinked? Replace with heavy
metal or flexible metal vent. See your Installation Instructions.
Has a fuse blown or a circuit breaker tripped?
Has an air cycle been selected? Select the right cycle for the
types of garments being dried (see "Drying, Cycle and
Temperature Tips").
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille? Use only one
fabric softener sheet and only use it once.
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature
below
45°F (7°C)?
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above
45°F (7°0).
Was a cold rinse water used? Was the load very wet?
Expect longer drying times with items rinsed in cold water
and with items that hold moisture (cottons).
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
Separate the load to tumble freely.
Dryer will not run
Checkthe
following:
Is the power cord plugged in?
Has a fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the START button firmly pressed?
Is a cycle selected?
Unusual sounds
Has the dryer had a period of non-use?
If the dryer hasn't been used for a while, there may be a
thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
Lint on load
Is the lint screen clogged?
Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
Is the load properly sorted?
Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics). Also sort by color.
Is the load too big or too heavy?
Dry smaller loads so lint can be carried to the lint screen.
Was the load overdried?
Use correct dryer settings for load type. Overdrying can
cause lint-attracting
static electricity (see "Drying, Cycle, and
Temperature Tips").
Was paper or tissue left in pockets?
Is pilling being mistaken for lint?
Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal wear and
laundering.
Stains on load or color change
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.
Were items soiled when placed in the dryer?
Items should be clean before being dried.
Were items properly sorted?
Sort light colors from dark colors. Sort colorfast items from
noncolorfast
items.
Items shrinking
Was the dryer overloaded?
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Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Did theload
overdry?
Check the manufacturer's
care label. Match dryer setting to
load type (see "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips").
Loads are wrinkled
Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
Wasthe
dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Did theload
overdry?
Check the manufacturer's
care label. Match dryer setting to
load type (see "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips").
Odors
Have you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in
the area where your laundry center is located?
If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone
from the area, re-wash and dry the clothing.
Is the dryer being used for the first time?
The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor
will be gone after the first cycle.
Garment
damage
Checkthe
following:
Were zippers, snaps, and hooks left open?
Were strings and sashes tied to prevent tangling?
Were care label instructions
followed?
Were items damaged before drying?
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