Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too
long, or load is too hot
Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with
lint, restricting air movement?
Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the
outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not
feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace
exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See
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 "Plan Vent
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. The front of the dryer requires a minimum
of 1" (2.5 cm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear
of the dryer requires 5" (12.7 cm). See "Installation
Has an air dry cycle been selected?
Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried.
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
Separate the load to tumble freely.
Cycle time too short
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.
Is the dryer being used for the first time?
The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor
will be gone after the first cycle.
Excessive Weight Hazard