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Loading Clothes; Drying, Cycle And Temperature Tips; Cycle Descriptions; Sensor Dry Automatic Cycle - KitchenAid KEYS700J Use & Care Manual

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Loading Clothes

Load clothes loosely into the dryer. Do not pack the dryer. Allow
space for clothes to tumble freely. The following chart shows
examples of balanced loads that would allow for proper tumbling.
Heavy work
3 pair of pants, 4 pair of jeans, 2 pair of
overalls, 3 shirts
3 camisoles, 1 robe, 4 slips,
6 undergarments, 2 sets of sleepwear,
1 child's outfit
10 bath towels, 10 hand towels, 14 wash
cloths, 1 bath mat
Mixed Load
3 double sheets, 4 pillowcases,
8 T-shirts, 6 pair of shorts, 2 blouses,
8 handkerchiefs

Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips

Select the correct cycle and temperature for your load. Cool
Down tumbles the load without heat during the last few minutes
of all cycles to make the load easier to handle.
Drying tips
Follow care label directions when they are available.
If you use fabric softener sheets, use only ones labeled as
dryer safe. Follow package instructions.
Remove the load from the dryer as soon as tumbling stops to
reduce wrinkling. This is especially important for permanent
press, knits, and synthetic fabrics.
Cycle tips
Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic
Setting (
) in the Sensor Dry cycle.
Use the Timed Dry cycle to thoroughly dry extra heavy items.
Temperature tips
Use a High heat setting for drying heavyweight items such as
towels and work clothes.
Use a Medium heat setting for drying medium weight items,
such as sheets, underwear, permanent press fabrics, and
some knits.
Use a Low heat setting for drying lightweight items such as
lingerie, blouses, dresses, and some knits.
If your dryer has a special Ultra Low or Extra Low
temperature setting, use this setting to reduce drying
temperatures and provide enhanced fabric care for delicates
and other fine fabrics.
Use an air cycle for rubber, plastic or heat sensitive fabrics.
Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics.
NOTE: If you are unsure of the temperature to select for a load,
select a lower setting rather than a higher setting.


Your new dryer uses the Temperature selector with the Cycle
Control knob to design a drying cycle to provide the shortest,
most efficient drying time and best fabric care for your load.
Cycle Control knob
NOTE: This manual covers several different models. Your dryer
may vary from the model shown and may not have all of the
cycles and features described.

SENSOR DRY Automatic Cycle

The automatic cycle uses an electronic control sensor that
senses the moisture in your load and shuts off the dryer when the
selected dryness is reached. The Cycle Control knob does not
move until the load is almost dry. After the cool down, the knob
automatically turns to an Off area and tumbling stops.
Use this cycle for heavyweight and medium weight cotton items,
such as towels, linens, bedspreads, work clothes, blue jeans, and
corduroys. Set your dryer to a temperature setting that matches
the care label directions.
Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (
When the cycle ends, check the dryness of your load.
If the load is drier than you like, select a setting closer to Less
Dry the next time you dry a similar load.
If the load is not as dry as you like, complete drying using the
Timed Dry cycle. The next time you dry a similar load, select a
setting closer to More Dry.
NOTE: Drying time with an automatic cycle varies according to
the type of fabric, size of load, and temperature setting. See
"Drying, Cycle and Temperature Tips."


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