Features, Common drying problems – Electrolux - Gibson 131627900 User Manual

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• Add a few bath towels to small loads for

proper tumbling.

• Some "silk-like" fabrics should be air dried.
• Use proper drying temperature.
• Place fabric softener sheet on top of load

before starting the dryer.

• Do not overload dryer.
• Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to

reduce static electricity.

• Remove items when they are slightly damp

to avoid overdrying.

• Check that lint screen is clean and in place.

• Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.
• When ironing, use spray starch or fabric

finish on collars and cuffs.

• Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.

• Follow fabric care label directions.
• If shrinking is a concern, check load often.
• Remove items while slightly damp and

hang or lay flat to complete drying.

• Block knits into shape.

• Do not overload dryer.
• Remove items as soon as cycle ends.


Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage.
For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.

Common Drying Problems

Greasy, oily


(Fibers break
off, ball up and
cling to fabric.)




• Fabric softener sheet.

• Overloading.
• Overdrying causes static


• Lint screen not clean

when cycle began.

• Lint is attached to "pills."

• Pilling is normal with

synthetic and permanent
press fabrics. This is due
to abrasion from normal

• Overdrying.

• Overloading.
• Leaving items in dryer

after cycle ends.


• Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.

Rinse and rewash.

• Reduce load size and rewash using liquid

fabric softener in the final rinse.

• Or, add a fabric softener sheet and

tumble without heat.

• Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.

• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.

• Irreversible condition.

• Reduce load size and tumble at medium

or low heat for 5-10 minutes.

• Remove items immediately. Hang or fold.

Place the front bar under

the lip of the lint screen opening.

Cycle Signal Control

(some models)

When the Cycle Signal Control is On, a signal will sound at the end of each cycle
and during the Fabric Sentry setting (some models). The volume is adjustable on
some models.

Drum Light

(some models)

A drum light will come on whenever the door is opened to illuminate the dryer drum
during loading and unloading. Closing the door turns off the light.

Reversible Dryer Door

Your dryer is equipped with a reversible door. The door can be hinged on the right
or left side. Refer to the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for directions on changing
the door.

Drying Rack (some models)

Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumble dried.
1. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen.
2. Insert drying rack into the dryer drum. Place the front bar under the lip of the

lint screen opening.

3. Place items to be dried on top of the rack. Weight should not exceed 10 lbs.

Leave space between items, but do not let items hang over the sides or through
the grids. Do not tumble other items when using the drying rack.

4. Select a timed dry setting best suited for items being dried. Use only the Air Fluff

(no heat) temperature setting for items containing plastic, foam rubber, rubber-
like materials, feathers or down.

5. When items are dry, remove the rack and replace the lint screen. If lint screen

is not in place, tumbling items could enter the exhaust system and cause
damage to the dryer.