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Stopping And Restarting; Loading Clothes; Drying, Cycle And Temperature Tips - Whirlpool LEQ8800JQ1 Use & Care Manual

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Stopping and Restarting
You can stop your dryer anytime during a cycle.
To stop your dryer
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to Off,
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area
when the dryer is not in use.
To restart your dryer
1. Close the door.
2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
3. Push START.
Loading Clothes
Load clothes loosely into the dryer. Do not pack the dryer.
Allow space for clothes to tumble freely. The following
chart shows examples of balanced loads that would allow
for proper tumbling.
Heavy work
3 pair of pants, 4 pair of jeans, 2 pair of
overalls, 3 shirts
3 camisoles, 1 robe, 4 slips,
6 undergarments,
2 sets of steepwear,
1 child's outfit
10 bath towels, 10 hand towels, 14
wash cloths, 1 bath mat
Mixed Load
3 double sheets, 4 pillowcases,
8 T-shirts, 6 pair of shorts, 2 blouses
8 handkerchiefs
Drying, Cycle and
Temperature Tips
Select the correct cycle and temperature for your load.
The Cycle Control knob does not move until the load is
almost dry. After Cool-Down, the knob automatically
to Off and tumbling stops.
tumbles the load without heat during the last
few minutes of all cycles. Cool-Down makes the loads
easier to handle.
Drying tips
Follow care label directions when they are available.
If you use fabric softener sheets, use only ones labeled
as "dryer safe." Follow package instructions.
Remove the load from the dryer as soon as tumbling
stops to reduce wrinkling. This is especially important
for permanent press, knits, and synthetic fabrics.
Cycle tips
Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic
setting ( * ).
Use the no heat (air) cycle (if available) for rubber,
plastic or heat sensitive fabrics.
If your dryer has multiple heat settings:
Use a high heat setting for drying heavyweight items
such as towels and work clothes.
Use a medium heat setting for drying medium-weight
items such sheets, underwear, permanent press
fabrics, and some knits.
Use a low heat setting for drying lightweight items such
as lingerie, blouses, dresses, and some knits.
Use a no heat (air) setting for rubber, plastic or heat
sensitive fabrics.
Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics.
If you are unsure of the temperature to select for a load,
select the lower setting rather than the higher setting
NOTE: If you have questions about drying temperatures
for various loads, refer to the care label directions.

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