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Dryer Operation

Starting a Drying Cycle

Once you have chosen all your desired settings, ensure the door is closed and touch START/PAUSE (located on the right-hand side of the control panel).

Stopping Your Dryer

Your AeroCare dryer can be stopped during any stage of the drying process, to allow you to check on your load or add/remove clothes. To do this, simply open the dryer door or touch START/PAUSE and open the door. There will be a slight delay as the drum slows down and stops. To restart your dryer, close the door and touch START/PAUSE.

If you wish to stop the dryer before the cycle is finished, you MUST remove the clothes IMMEDIATELY and spread them out to cool. DO NOT leave the clothes in the dryer or bunched up in a clothes basket. There is a risk of spontaneous combustion.

If the cycle is interrupted before it progresses into COOLING, the clothes and parts of the drum may be extremely hot. Take extreme care when removing the clothes load.

Finishing Your Cycle Early

AeroCare will advance through the progress lights as it dries and will switch off once it has completed the COOLING (final) phase of the cycle.

The COOLING phase means the heating elements switch off and the clothes are tumbled without heat. When AeroCare senses the clothes are cool, the dryer will automatically end the cycle (this takes between two and 10 minutes depending on the size of your load).

If you wish to finish your drying cycle early you can pause the current cycle and select the AIR DRY cycle (select a cycle time of at least 10 minutes to cool the load down before removing it from the dryer).


At the end of the cycle, the dryer will beep to alert you that the load has completed drying. You can modify the number of beeps that sound, or for the dryer to not beep at all. The dryer defaults to five beeps. Please refer to the section "End of Cycle Beeps" for details on modifying the number of end of cycle beeps.

Drying times

Operation of the dryer and drying times of clothes loads can be affected by a number of factors including (but not limited to):

  • The drying cycle chosen
  • Load size
  • Size of the items
  • Type of fabric
  • Load wetness
  • Location of the dryer
  • Ambient/environmental conditions
  • Venting method
  • Heat used (electric, natural gas or LP gas)
  • Condition of exhaust ducts

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Fabric softener sheets

If you want to use fabric softener sheets, you must ensure that they are labeled “dryer safe”. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the packaging. Do not place them in a dryer with warm clothes as there is a chance the fabric softener in the sheet may stain your clothes. Only use a softener sheet once, then discard it.

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