Clothes are not drying satisfactorily,
drying times are too
long, or load is too hot
Is the lint screen clogged with lint? Lint screen sheuld be
cleaned before each load.
Use a heavy meta_ vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foi_ vent.
Failure to follow
can resuBt in death
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 Installation
Are fabric softener
sheets blocking the grille? Use only
one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
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
Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size? Use
4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material.
Is the dryer located in a closet?
Closet doors must have
ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. A
minimum of 1" (2.5 cm) of airspace is recommended
front of the dryer, and, for most installations,
the rear of the
dryer requires 5" (12.7 cm). See the Installation Instructions.
Has an air dry cycle been selected?
Select the right cycle
for the types of garments being dried.
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
the load to tumble freely.
Lint on load
Is the lint screen clogged?
Lint screen should be cleaned
before each load.
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
Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue
jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkled
Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
Was the dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can
Have you recently been painting,
staining or varnishing
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.
Is the electric
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.
and vapors, such as
away from dryer.
Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Failure to do so can result in death, e×p_osion,
Is the dryer located
in a room with temperature
45 F (7 C}. Proper operation of dryer cycles requires
above 45°F (7°C).