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GE 175D1807P241 Owner's Manual page 13

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Problem
Clothes take too long
to dry
Clothes are wrinkled
Clothes shrink
Possible Causes
Improper sorting
Large loads of heavy fabrics (like • Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take
beach towels)
Controls improperly set
Lint filter is full
Improper or obstructed ducting
Blown fuses or tripped circuit
breaker
Overloading/combining loads
Underloading
Overdrying
Letting items sit in dryer after
cycle ends
Some fabrics will naturally shrink • To avoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exactly.
when washed. Others can be
safely washed, but will shrink
in the dryer
What To Do
• Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally,
a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).
longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller
loads to speed drying time.
• Match control settings to the load you are drying.
• Clean lint filter before every load.
• Check installation instructions for proper
ducting/venting.
• Make sure ducting is clean, free of kinks and
unobstructed.
• Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
• Check the Installation Instructions to make sure the dryer
venting is correct.
• Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most
dryers use 2 fuses/breakers, make sure both are
operating.
• Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at
a time.
• If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items to
ensure proper tumbling.
• Select a shorter drying time.
• Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of
moisture.
•Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang
immediately.
• Some items may be pressed back into shape after drying.
• If you are concerned about shrinkage in a particular item,
do not machine wash or tumble dry it.
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