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Starting Your Dryer - KitchenAid 8578194 User Instructions

Kitchenaid washer/dryer user manual
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Starting Your Dryer

Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Do not dry anything that has ever had anything
flammable on it (even after washing).
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
Fire Hazard
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on
it (including cooking oils).
Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried
on a clothesline or by using an Air Cycle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
This booklet covers several different models. Your dryer may not
have all of the cycles and features described.
Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping.
1. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
2. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the
type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred Setting,
called out by an asterisk (
weight fabrics.
3. Set the TEMPERATURE selector, to the recommended setting
for the type of fabric being dried. See "Cycle Descriptions"
(a separate sheet) for temperature suggestions.
4. (OPTIONAL) Your dryer may have an EXTRA CARE selector.
When you are unable to remove a load from the dryer as soon
as it stops, wrinkles can form. This feature periodically
tumbles, rearranges and fluffs the load without heat to help
avoid wrinkling.
), to dry most heavy to medium
5. (OPTIONAL) If you want the dryer to sound a signal when the
cycle is finished, set the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL selector to
ON, or to the volume level you prefer (on some models). The
signal is helpful when you are drying permanent press,
synthetics and other items that should be removed from the
dryer as soon as it stops.
6. If desired, add fabric softener sheet. Use only those labeled as
dryer safe. Follow package instructions.
7. Push the START button.
Stopping and Restarting
You can stop your dryer anytime during a cycle.
To stop your dryer
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFF.
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an OFF area when
the dryer is not in use.
To restart your dryer
Close the door. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
Push the START button.
Drying Rack Option
Use the Drying Rack to dry items such as sweaters and pillows
without tumbling. The drum turns, but the rack does not move.
If your model does not have a drying rack, you may be able to
purchase one for your model. To find out if your model allows drying
rack usage and for ordering information, please refer to the front
page of your manual or contact the dealer from whom you
purchased your dryer.
NOTE: The rack must be removed for normal tumbling. Do not
use the automatic cycle with the drying rack.
To use the drying rack
1. Place drying rack in dryer. Slide rear pegs into the dimples on
the back wall of the dryer. Lower the front legs to rest on the
dryer opening.
2. Put wet items on top of rack, leaving space between items.
Do not allow items to hang over the edge of the rack. Close
the door.
3. Select a timed drying cycle and temperature, or an air cycle.
Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried on a
clothesline or by using an air cycle. Refer to the following
4. Start the dryer. Reset cycle to complete drying, if needed.
Rack Dry
Washable wool items (block
to shape, lay flat on rack)
Stuffed toys/pillows
(cotton or polyester filled)
Stuffed toys/pillows
Foam rubber filled
60 min.
60 min.
Air Tumble
90 min.
(no heat)



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