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Drying cycles


Your dryer has a number of drying cycles to suit your laundry needs. Selecting the most appropriate cycle for each particular load will help ensure you get the best result.

Cycle Designed For Description Max. Load Size (KG) Default Dryness Level* Default Temperature
Everyday** Everyday cotton clothing High heat cycle for rapid drying of everyday clothing. 8 Dry High
Heavy Heavy durable garments, eg tea towels, jerseys, rugby shorts, jeans. Longer, high heat cycle for heavy fabrics and denims. 8 Dry/ Extra Dry High
Delicate Delicate clothing items, eg synthetics, silk and fine fabrics. Short, cool cycle for carefully drying delicate and heat sensitive fabrics. 4 Dry Low
Easy Iron Business shirts and clothing that creases easily. Short medium heat cycle with the Wrinkle Free option selected for easily creasable items. 4 Damp/Dry Medium
Sheets Sheets, pillowcases and duvet/doona covers. High heat cycle with reversing, to improve the movement of large items such as sheets and duvet/doona covers and help reducing tangling. 4 Dry High
Towels Towels High heat cycle for drying thick, absorbent items such as towels. 6 Dry High
Bulky Bigger items like jackets and duvet/doona covers. A medium heat cycle for the special care of bulky items. 4 Dry Medium
Sports Sports clothing, eg running gear.  A low heat cycle designed to care for synthetic sports clothing. 4 Dry Low
Wool Woollen items, eg jerseys. A low heat cycle for use with the drying rack to dry machine washable woollen items without tumbling. User selectable drying times of 30 – 150 minutes. 3 N/A Low
Rack Dry Items that cannot be tumbled, eg shoes, delicate jerseys. Specifically for using the drying rack so you can dry items flat without them tumbling. 3 N/A Low
Freshen Items that have been in storage or have not been worn/used for some time. A short cycle with a burst of  heat followed by cool air to help de-wrinkle and refresh items. 2 N/A High
Time Dry 30 Drying items for a selected time period. A cycle with user select 10 – 150 minute drying times. 8 N/A High
Air Dry Drying items for a specific time period, without heat. 40 minute tumble with no heat. 4 N/A No Heat

* Dryness level is only an option on automatic sensing cycles. On ‘Time Dry’ and the ‘Rack Dry’ cycle, dryness will vary depending on the load and its initial moisture content.

** Everyday, Dry, High dry temp is the recommended cycle for everyday cotton items.

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