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dryer FAQ

My clothes are too hot when removed from the dryer

Were laundry items removed from the dryer before the end of the cycle?

• Allow the load to run through the cool down part of the cycle before removing the laundry items from the dryer. All cycles end with a cool down, which cools the fabric for easy handling and reduced wrinkling. Items removed before cool down may feel very warm.

Was a high temperature cycle used, or was a separate temperature control set on high?

• Select a lower temperature, and use an automatic dry or electronic sensor dry cycle. These cycles sense the temperature or the moisture level in the load and automatically shut off when the load reaches the selected dryness. This reduces overdrying.

Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint and restricting air movement?

• A clogged exhaust vent system slows moist air from leaving the dryer and extends drying time. Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If the air movement is less than a hair dryer on high speed, clean the lint from the entire length of the system and the exhaust hood.