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The dryer serial plate is located on the door of the dryer and can be seen when the door is opened. It’s always a good idea to record these numbers and the date of purchase, as well as to save your receipt.
It’s important to clean the lint screen/filter before or after drying each load of laundry. Excessive lint buildup can block the flow of air, cause overheating, and result in a fire in some dryers. To help prevent fires:
If your dryer does not start, it might be due to one of the following reasons:
For best results when drying permanent press items, follow these steps:
The rattling or clanking sound in your dryer might be caused by foreign objects in the drum (such as coins or safety pins). Stop the dryer and check for any objects.
These sounds can also be caused by belt buckles or other metal fasteners on items in the load. Fastening any buckles or similar items and turning garments inside out will help to reduce the sound and protect the dryer’s drum.
Finally, check that your dryer is in a level position and is sitting evenly on all sides—from front to back, and side to side.
If your dryer seems to be taking too long to dry your load, check the following
Fabric softener sheets can leave a residue on the moisture sensor bars in the dryer, which can inhibit their ability to accurately sense wet clothes. Remove the residue by wiping the moisture sensor bars with rubbing alcohol.
There are two house circuits or fuses in an electric dryer's circuit. If one of these is tripped or blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not operate and you’ll need to reset the circuit breaker or replace the house fuse.
Additionally, you can check the following:
If your dryer isn’t operating, it might be because:
To prevent over-drying of clothes, simply be sure to select the appropriate cycle and temperature setting. Try using the Auto Dry cycle instead of a Timed Dry cycle, and follow care instructions on the fabric labels.
Sometimes fabric softener sheets added to the dryer can cause a greasy mark on fabrics. For best results, follow these suggestions when using fabric softener sheets:
To remove any fabric softener stains, rub them with bar soap and rewash them in warm water.
Yes, this is normal. At the beginning of an Auto Dry cycle, it might appear that the cycle selector knob is not advancing. However, as the cycle continues and the load dries, the knob will advance faster.