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Dryer Operating Instructions
Operating Your Dryer
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock or injury to
persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
in this Use and Care Guide before operating your dryer.
1 Prepare load for drying.
• Dry items of similar fabric, weight and construction in
the same load.
• Separate dark items from light-colored items. Sepa-
rate items that shed lint from those that attract lint.
• Check for stains which may not have been removed
in washing. Repeat stain removal process and wash
again before drying. Dryer heat may permanently
set some stains.
• Place delicate or small
items in a mesh bag.
• Be sure buckles, but-
tons and trim are heat-
proof and won't dam-
age the drum fi nish.
Close zippers, button
buttons, fasten hooks
and Velcro
-like fasteners. Tie strings and sashes to
®
prevent snagging and tangling.
2 Check that the
lint fi lter is clean
and in place.
CAUTION
Do not operate dryer without lint fi lter in place.
3 Load the dryer and close the door.
• Load items loosely. The average wet load will fi ll
the drum 1/3 to 1/2 full. Items need room to tumble
freely for even drying and less wrinkling.
(Mesh bag not included.)
• If desired, place a dryer fabric softener sheet on top
of the load at the beginning of the cycle.
• To save energy and time and avoid uneven drying
and wrinkling, do not overload the dryer.
• When drying large items, dry only two or three items
at a time. Fill out the load with small and medium
sized items.
• For delicate or very small loads, add two or three
similar items to improve tumbling action.
NOTE
Over-drying can cause wrinkles, shrinkage, lint, harshness
and a build up of static electricity.
4 Select the appropriate cycle and settings for
each load.
• See Dryer Operating Instructions on previous pages.
5 Start the dryer.
• Close the dryer door. The dryer will not operate with
the door open.
• Push in or turn the cycle selector knob or turn any
option knob to "wake" the dryer. You will hear three
beeps to indicate dryer is ready to operate.
• After making your selections, push in the selector
knob to start the cycle. You will hear one beep before
the drum begins to rotate.
• To add or remove items when the dryer is running,
push in the cycle selector knob to pause the cycle and
open the door. Opening the door with a cycle running
will also pause the cycle. You will hear two beeps.
Allow the drum to come to a complete stop before
reaching inside. Add or remove the item, close the
door and push in the selector knob again, continuing
the current cycle.
• To stop a running cycle, push in the cycle selector
knob.
NOTE
If drying a single large or bulky item, such as a
comforter, remove the item part way through the cycle
and turn it "inside out" to maximize drying eff ectiveness.
Place item back in dryer and re-start cycle.
6 When the cycle ends, remove items immedi-
ately and hang or fold.
IMPORTANT
Clean the lint fi lter after every load.
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