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How to Best Load Your Dryer

640 427 Elizabeth Bonesteel

Young woman with a laundry basket looking at a clothing rack dryer and holding her head in disbelief These tips will help you get the best use out of your dryer.

  1. Read the Manual

While using a dryer may seem simple, the manual can have important information about how to best use your dryer. If you’ve tossed or lost your manual, most manufacturers have manuals available for download on their website which you can search for and find with your dryer’s model number.

  1. Vary Heat Levels for Different Fabrics

Hot is not always best. It may seem like the fastest, best way to ensure dry clothes, but high heat on certain fabrics can cause shrinkage and damage.

  1. Separate Loads by Fabrics

If different fabrics have been washed together, like heavy cotton towels and lightweight shirts, they should be dried separately. The friction between these fabrics of different types during drying can damage the more delicate clothes.

  1. Never Overload

The drum should never be loaded more than ¾ full. This ensures the clothes have enough room to move and air can circulate. This also helps to prevent wrinkles.

  1. Hang Clothes ASAP

Getting clothing out of the dryer as soon as it’s done will help prevent wrinkles. For best results, flatten and hang clothing while still damp to have wrinkle free garments.

 

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