Dryer Operating Instructions - Kenmore 417-6171 Series Use & Care Manual

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This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Consoles shown
above for reference only. Your model may diff er.
Drying Cycle Selection
Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the cycle desired.
For best results
Follow the fabric care
label instructions on
items to be washed.
To change the cycle after it has begun, push in or turn the
cycle selector knob to pause the current running cycle.
Make the new selection and push in the cycle selector
knob again to start the new cycle.
Auto Dry Cycles
Auto Dry cycles take the guesswork out of selecting the
correct drying time for each load. Moisture sensing bars in
the front of the dryer drum sense the moisture level of the
load as it tumbles through the heated air. With Auto Dry
cycles, the load will automatically be dried at the selected
temperature to a specifi c dryness level. Auto Dry cycles
save time and energy and protect fabrics.
When the load has reached the dryness level, it will
continue to tumble during a cool down period. This helps
reduce wrinkling and makes items easier to handle during

Dryer Operating Instructions

Drying time varies depending on size and dampness of
load and fabric type. If the load is too small or almost dry,
the moisture sensing bars may not detect enough moisture
to continue the cycle and the cycle may end after a few
minutes. If this occurs, select a Timed Dry cycle.
Room temperature and humidity, type of installation and
electrical voltage or gas pressure can also aff ect drying
Select this cycle to dry everyday fabrics including cot-
tons, linens and sheets.
Heavy Duty
Select this Auto Dry cycle to dry durable fabrics such as
work wear and overalls.
Select this cycle to dry knits and delicates.
Select this cycle to dry cottons, blends and permanent
press items with a no-iron fi nish.
Cotton Towels (on select models)
Select this cycle to dry heavy loads such as towels and
non-rubber-backed bath mats.

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