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Drying Special Items

There are some articles that need to be dried in a special way. Before you dry any item that is not described in AeroCare’s cycles (refer to pages 58 to 62), refer to the table below. Always remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions (please read the care label of the item).

Item Special Instructions

Pillows

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  • Check the care label – can the pillow be dried in the dryer?
  • Do not dry foam rubber pillows.
  • Check for weak seams where feathers or fillings could escape.
  • Dry only one average-sized pillow at a time.
  • Select the BULKY cycle.
  • Check the pillow at regular intervals.

It is important to ensure the pillow is completely dry to prevent mildew from forming.

   
   
   
   
   
   

Blankets/Throws

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  • Check the care label – can the blanket be dried in the dryer?
  • Include 4 – 5 medium sized towels along with the blanket for cushioning. This will help stop shrinkage from over-tumbling.
  • If you are drying more than one blanket, ensure the blankets do not fill more than half of the dryer, otherwise there will not be enough space for them to tumble.
  • Select the BULKY cycle.
  • On completion, remove the blanket, shake and, if needed, stretch the blanket back to its original shape.
It is important to ensure the blanket is completely dry to prevent mildew from forming.
Plastic, foam rubber, and rubber-backed products
  • Do not dry products containing foam rubber, plastic or rubber on any cycle other than AIR DRY.
  • Drying these types of garments on any cycle other than AIR DRY is a fire hazard.

Jackets

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  • Check the care label – can the jacket be dried in the dryer?
  • Check that all zippers and/or buttons are fastened.
  • Select the BULKY cycle.

Extra large items (including bedspreads and comforters)

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  • Check the care label – can the item be safely dried in the dryer?
  • We recommend using the BULKY cycle.
We recommend drying synthetic-type comforters and bedspreads using the AIR DRY cycle ONLY.
  • It is best to check the item halfway though the cycle to ensure even drying.
  • If the item contains feathers or down, add a heavy item (eg a towel tied in a knot) to the load to help ‘fluff’ the item.
  • Ensure the load does not sit higher than level with the top edge of the door handle (close the door to assess this) before starting the cycle.

“In Dryer” dry-cleaning products

  • Ensure the dry-cleaning product is recommended for use in a domestic dryer.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for how to prepare the load.
  • Set the dryer to the EASY IRON cycle, this cycle uses a medium heat. If this cycle is not offered on your model of dryer, use the DELICATE cycle.
  • At the end of the cycle remove the dry-cleaning product from the machine and continue to follow the dry-cleaning product’s instructions.

Delicates, fine fabrics

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  • Check the care label – can the item be dried in the dryer?
  • Use a low heat setting (or no heat). We recommend the DELICATE, or RACK DRY cycle (for items too delicate to tumble).

Woolens, silks

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  • Check the care label – can the item be dried in the dryer?
  • Use the drying rack – place item(s) flat on the rack.
  • Use the RACK DRY cycle (selected models only).

Soft toys, shoes

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  • Use the drying rack – sit item on the rack.
  • Use the RACK DRY cycle (selected models only).
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