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Sorting and Loading

When preparing your load there are some important things to consider:

Sorting

  • Check the fabric care labels on the inside of garments to determine whether the item is suitable for tumble drying.
  • It is best that you sort your garments into loads of similar items, and loads that take similar times to dry, before placing them in the dryer. Heavier items (eg towels, t-shirts and sheets) are best dried separately from lightweight items (eg synthetics and shirts). This prevents the possibility of some garments becoming over-dried whilst others are still damp. It will also help to extend the life of your clothing and linen.
  • Drying your clothes as soon as you remove them from the washer will reduce the chance of wrinkles occurring and the chance of dye transfer from colored items to white items.
  • We recommend that articles of clothing with screen-printing are turned inside out to minimize damage to the print. Garments with hooks or zippers should be fastened and where possible turned inside out.
  • Use the drying rack to dry garments and items that could be damaged by tumbling or you do not wish to tumble, eg woolen garments, shoes, toys.

Before You Load

  • Check pockets for items that could damage your clothes or get caught in the dryer.
  • Close zippers, hooks and eyes, and other fastenings (ie fasten the openings of comforter covers), and remove loose bra wires. These may damage both your dryer and your clothes.
  • Check the lint filter is clean.

To Reduce Wrinkling

  • Shake clothes out and load individually to help items dry evenly.
  • Launder “permanent press” garments separately, eg business shirts.
  • Allow enough room in the dryer for clothes to tumble freely.
  • Use the WRINKLE FREE option.
  • Hang garments as soon as the dryer cycle is complete to reduce the need for ironing.

Loading

  • Garments need to be loaded correctly to minimize creasing and wrinkling, and to ensure the load is dried evenly. Ensure there is plenty of room for the garments to tumble freely while drying. Load in terms of the space the garments take up when dry, rather than when they are wet.
  • The general rule is that one wash load equals one dryer load. Do not overload your dryer, as it may damage your dryer and clothes.
  • It is a good idea to dry “permanent press” type garments together on a separate cycle with the WRINKLE FREE option turned on. This will help reduce wrinkling and creasing and the need for ironing.
  • Do not overload your dryer beyond its rated capacity.

  • Never put dripping wet clothes in or on top of the dryer as excess water may cause an electrical hazard.

  • Do not dry any electrical item in your dryer, including without limitation electric blankets.

  • Do not dry curtains in your dryer. Sunlight makes them brittle and they may disintegrate during drying.

Drying Times

  • Drying very small loads is inefficient. Try to dry medium to large loads.
  • Heavier items (jeans, sweatshirts) will take longer to dry than light items (synthetics, shirts).
  • Spin clothes at the highest spin speed suitable for the load type. The more water you remove in the wash, the less drying time required.
  • Care labels on garments provide valuable information about the fabric type and how the garment should be dried. Always follow the advice on the garment labels. Only dry items in this dryer that have a care label stating tumble drying is suitable.
  • Separate colored items from whites where possible, especially when new. Color run may be an issue especially if you intend to delay the start of the drying cycle.

Lint

Some items are lint givers, while others are lint collectors. Always dry lint givers and collectors separately.

Lint Givers Lint Collectors
Towels Synthetics
Flannel Socks
Nappies Polyester cottons

Delicate or easily damaged items (ie woolen or silk garments, nylon stockings, fine fabrics, delicate embroidered fabrics, garments with metal accessories) should be dried separately using the DELICATE cycle or the RACK DRY cycle where available (if you do not want them tumbled).

Lint Filter

Before you start your dryer you need to ensure the lint filter has been cleaned. AeroCare will flash the “Clean Lint Filter” signal light on the panel (above the START/PAUSE button) every time you turn your dryer on to remind you to clean the lint filter.


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Fig.47 Clean lint filter signal light

It is important that you run your dryer with the lint filter in place AT ALL TIMES.

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