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Operating Your Dryer - Kenmore 970-C8808 Series Use & Care Manual

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Operating Your Dryer

To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock or injury to
in this Use and Care Guide before operating your dryer.
1 Prepare load for drying.
Dry items of similar fabric, weight and construction in
the same load.
Separate dark items from light-colored items. Sepa-
rate items that shed lint from those that attract lint.
Check for stains which may not have been removed
in washing. Repeat stain removal process and wash
again before drying. Dryer heat may permanently
set some stains.
Place delicate or small
items in a mesh bag.
Be sure buckles, but-
tons and trim are heat-
proof and won't dam-
age the drum fi nish.
Close zippers, button
buttons, fasten hooks
and Velcro
-like fasteners. Tie strings and sashes to
prevent snagging and tangling.
2 Check that the lint fi lter
is clean and in place.
3 Load the dryer and close
the door.
Load items loosely. The average
wet load will fi ll the drum 1/3
to 1/2 full. Items need room to
tumble freely for even drying and less wrinkling.
If desired, place a dryer fabric softener sheet on top
of the load at the beginning of the cycle.
To save energy and time and avoid uneven drying
and wrinkling, do not overload the dryer.
When drying large items, dry only two or three items
at a time. Fill out the load with small and medium
sized items.
For delicate or very small loads, add two or three
similar items to improve tumbling action.
(Mesh bag not included.)
Operating Instructions
4 Select the appropriate cycle and settings for
each load.
Over-drying can cause wrinkles, shrinkage, lint, harshness
and a build up of static electricity.
Turn the cycle selector knob in either direction to
select the cycle desired. The indicator for that cycle
will be illuminated.
The estimated drying time for Auto Dry cycles or
the actual drying time for Timed Dry cycles will be
A suitable drying temperature, dryness level and op-
tions will automatically be indicated for the cycle se-
lected. See the Dryer Settings Chart for more details.
To change the drying temperature and dryness level,
press the Temp or Dry Level buttons to scroll to the
desired settings.
To select or delete an option, press the button for that
option. The indicator will be illuminated when the
option has been selected. The indicator will no longer
be lighted when the option has been deleted.
Adjustments made to a cycle will be remembered
and recalled each time that cycle is selected in the
To provide the best care for your laundry, not every
setting or option is available with every cycle. If a setting
or option is not available for the cycle selected, the
indicator will not light.
To return to factory
settings, press these
two buttons at the
same time and
hold until the signal

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