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Common Drying Problems - Kenmore C88102 Use & Care Manual

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Care and Cleaning Con't
Do not store or place laundry products
on top of dryer at any time. They can
damage the finish or controls.

Common Drying Problems

Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For
satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
Greasy, oily
• Fabric softener sheet.
• Overloading.
• Overdrying causes static
• Lint screen not clean
when cycle began.
• Lint is attached to "pills."
• Pilling is normal with
(Fibers break
synthetic and permanent
off, ball up and
press fabrics. This is due
cling to fabric.)
to abrasion from normal
• Overdrying.
• Overloading.
• Leaving items in dryer
after cycle ends.
If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics, clean the drum
with a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser. Remove cleanser
residue before drying the next load.
Every 18 months an authorized servicer should clean the dryer cabinet
interior and exhaust duct. These areas can collect lint and dust over time. An
excessive amount of lint build-up could result in inefficient drying and
possible fire hazard.
Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
abrasive cleansers.
If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach [1/2 cup
(120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 liter) water]. Rinse several times with clear water.
When cleaning chrome parts use Windex with ammonia or any of the
cleaning items mentioned for cleaning the cabinet.
Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and
mild detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
Before moving the dryer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard
under the front leveling legs to prevent damage to floor.
• Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.
Rinse and rewash.
• Reduce load size and rewash using liquid
fabric softener in the final rinse.
• Or, add a fabric softener sheet and
tumble without heat.
• Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.
• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.
• Irreversible condition.
• Reduce load size and tumble at medium
or low heat for 5-10 minutes.
• Remove items immediately. Hang or fold.
• Add a few bath towels to small loads for
proper tumbling.
• Some "silk-like" fabrics should be air
• Use proper drying temperature.
• Place fabric softener sheet on top of
load before starting the dryer.
• Do not overload dryer.
• Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to
reduce static electricity.
• Remove items when they are slightly
damp to avoid overdrying.
• Check that lint screen is clean and in
• Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.
• When ironing, use spray starch or fabric
finish on collars and cuffs.
• Turn items inside out to reduce
• Follow fabric care label directions.
• If shrinking is a concern, check load
• Remove items while slightly damp and
hang or lay flat to complete drying.
• Block knits into shape.
• Do not overload dryer.
• Remove items as soon as cycle ends.



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