|Problem||Possible causes||What to do|
|Dryer Doesn't Start||Dryer is unplugged||Make sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into the outlet.|
|Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped||Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker. Note: Most electric dryers use two breakers.|
|Dryer Doesn't Heat||Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped, the dryer may tumble but not heat||Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker.|
|Gas service is off||Make sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are fully open.|
|Dryer Shakes or Makes Excessive Noise||Some shaking/noise is normal. Dryer may be sitting unevenly||Move the dryer to a flat place on the floor, or adjust feet as necessary until even.|
|Greasy Spots on Clothes||Improper use of fabric softener||Follow directions on fabric softener package.|
|Drying dirty items with clean ones||Use your dryer to dry only clean items. Dirty items can stain clean items and the dryer.|
|Clothes were not completely clean||Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the clothes are wet "appear" after drying. Use proper washing procedures before drying.|
|Linton Clothes||Lint filter is full||Clean lint screen before each load.|
|Improper sorting||Sort lint producers (like chenille) from lint collectors (like corduroy).|
|Static electricity can attract lint||See suggestions in this section under STATIC.|
|Overloading||Separate large loads into smaller ones.|
|Paper, tissue, etc. left in pockets||Empty all pockets before laundering clothes.|
|Static Occurs||Overdrying||Try a fabric softener.|
Adjust controls for less drying.
|No fabric softener was used||Try a fabric softener.|
|Synthetics, permanent press and blends can cause static.||Try a fabric softener.|
|Clothes Take Too Long to Dry||Improper sorting||Separate 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 set||Match control settings to the load you are drying.|
|Lint filter is full||Clean lint filter before every load.|
|Improper or obstructed ducting||Check 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 circuit||Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers.|
|breakers||Since most dryers use 2 fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.|
|Overloading/combining loads||Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at a time.|
|Underloading||If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items to ensure proper tumbling.|
|Clothes are Wrinkled||Overdrying||Select a shorter drying time.|
Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of moisture.
|Letting items sit in dryer after cycle ends||Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang immediately.|
|Clothes Shrink||Some 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.