Loading Clothes; Drying, Cycle And Temperature Tips; Cycle Descriptions; Auto-Sense Dry Automatic Cycle - Whirlpool Conservator Use & Care Manual

Whirlpool conservator electric and gas dryers
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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 and temperature tips
Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic
Setting (
Use a High heat setting for drying heavyweight items such as
towels and work clothes.
Use a Low heat setting for drying lightweight items such as
lingerie, blouses, dresses, and some knits.
Use a no heat (air) setting for rubber, plastic or heat sensitive
Line dry bonded or laminated fabrics.
If you are unsure of the temperature to select for a load, select a
lower setting rather than a higher setting.
NOTE: If you have questions about drying temperatures for
various loads, refer to the care label directions.


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.
Cycle Control knob

AUTO-SENSE DRY Automatic Cycle

Use this cycle to dry most loads. Your dryer uses an automatic
control that senses the moisture in the 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
Dry most loads using the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (
On models with a separate Temperature selector, select a
temperature that matches garments in your load. When the cycle
ends, check the dryness of the 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 VERY 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."
Wrinkle Prevent
When you are unable to remove a load from the dryer as soon as
it stops, wrinkles can form. The WRINKLE PREVENT feature
periodically tumbles, rearranges and fluffs the load without heat
up to 45 minutes after the cycle ends to help avoid wrinkling. This
feature is automatic and activates at the end of the cycle, if you
do not open the dryer door within a few minutes after the cycle

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