Fisher and Paykel dryer troubleshooting

ProblemPossible causesWhat to do
Dryer Doesn't StartDryer is unpluggedMake sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into the outlet.
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is trippedCheck the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker. Note: Most electric dryers use two breakers.
Dryer Doesn't HeatFuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped, the dryer may tumble but not heatCheck the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker.
Gas service is offMake sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are fully open.
Dryer Shakes or Makes Excessive NoiseSome shaking/noise is normal. Dryer may be sitting unevenlyMove the dryer to a flat place on the floor, or adjust feet as necessary until even.
Greasy Spots on ClothesImproper use of fabric softenerFollow directions on fabric softener package.
Drying dirty items with clean onesUse your dryer to dry only clean items. Dirty items can stain clean items and the dryer.
Clothes were not completely cleanSometimes stains which cannot be seen when the clothes are wet "appear" after drying. Use proper washing procedures before drying.
Linton ClothesLint filter is fullClean lint screen before each load.
Improper sortingSort lint producers (like chenille) from lint collectors (like corduroy).
Static electricity can attract lintSee suggestions in this section under STATIC.
OverloadingSeparate large loads into smaller ones.
Paper, tissue, etc. left in pocketsEmpty all pockets before laundering clothes.
Static OccursOverdryingTry a fabric softener.
Adjust controls for less drying.
No fabric softener was usedTry a fabric softener.
Synthetics, permanent press and blends can cause static.Try a fabric softener.
Clothes Take Too Long to DryImproper sortingSeparate heavy items from light-weight items (generally, a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).
Large loads of heavy fabrics (like beach towels)Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller loads to speed drying time.
Controls improperly setMatch control settings to the load you are drying.
Lint filter is fullClean lint filter before every load.
Improper or obstructed ductingCheck INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for proper ducting/venting.
Make sure ducting is clean, free of kinks and unobstructed.
Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
See the 'Exhaust Venting' section.
Blown fuses or tripped circuitReplace fuses or reset circuit breakers.
breakersSince most dryers use 2 fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.
Overloading/combining loadsDo not put more than one washer load in the dryer at a time.
UnderloadingIf you are drying only one or two items, add a few items to ensure proper tumbling.
Clothes are WrinkledOverdryingSelect a shorter drying time.
Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of moisture.
Letting items sit in dryer after cycle endsRemove items when cycle ends and fold or hang immediately.
Clothes ShrinkSome fabrics will naturally shrink when washed. Others can be safely washed, but will shrink in the dryer.To avoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exactly.
Some items may be pressed back into shape after drying.
If you are concerned about shrinkage in a particular item, do not machine wash or tumble dry it.

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