Clothes take too long
Clothes are wrinkled
Large loads of heavy fabrics (like • Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take
Controls improperly set
Lint filter is full
Improper or obstructed ducting
Blown fuses or tripped circuit
Letting items sit in dryer after
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
• Make sure ducting is clean, free of kinks and
• 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
• Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at
• 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
•Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang
• 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.