Are fabric softener sheets blocking the lint screen grille?
Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
Is the exhaust vent the correct length?
Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many
turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See the
Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?
Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above
Is the dryer located in a closet?
Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and
bottom of the door. For most installations, the rear of the
dryer requires 5" (12.7 cm). See the Installation Instructions.
Has an air dry modifier been selected?
Select the right temperature for the types of garments being
dried. See "Modifiers."
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
Separate the load to tumble freely.
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Cycle time too short
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install dryer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Is the automatic cycle ending early?
The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the
Change the dryness level setting on Automatic Cycles.
Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the
amount of drying time in a cycle.
Do not use a dryer rack with an Automatic Cycle.
Lint on load
Is the lint screen clogged?
Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
Stains on load or drum
Was dryer fabric softener properly used?
Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle.
Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can
stain your garments.
Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue
jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkled
Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
Was the dryer overloaded?
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Have you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in
the area where your dryer is located?
If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone
from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
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Provides phone support from a Sears technician on products
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Even if you don't need repairs, provides an annual Preventive
Maintenance Check, at your request, to ensure that your
product is in proper running condition.
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