Dryer use, Starting your dryer, Push the start button – Maytag W10131619A User Manual

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Starting Your Dryer


Explosion Hazard

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.

Do not dry anything that has ever had anything
flammable on it (even after washing).

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
explosion, or fire.


Fire Hazard

No washer can completely remove oil.

Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on
it (including cooking oils).

Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried
on a clothesline or by using an Air Cycle.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.
This book covers several different models. Your dryer may not have all of the cycles and
features described.
Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing
and shipping.
1. Clean lint screen before each load. See “Cleaning the Lint Screen.”
2. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not pack the dryer. Allow space

for clothes to tumble freely.

3. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the type of load being dried.

Use the Energy Preferred setting to dry most heavy to medium-weight fabrics.

4. If your dryer has a Temperature selector, set it to the recommended setting for the type of

fabric being dried. See “Dryer Cycle Descriptions” (separate sheet) for temperature
suggestions. On some models, temperature is included in the cycle selections.

5. (OPTIONAL) Your dryer may have a WRINKLE PREVENT feature selector. When you are

unable to remove a load from the dryer as soon as it stops, wrinkles can form. This feature
periodically tumbles, rearranges and fluffs the load without heat to help smooth out

6. (OPTIONAL) Your dryer may have an END OF CYCLE SIGNAL. The signal is helpful when

drying items that should be removed from the dryer as soon as it stops.

On some models, the volume of the End of Cycle signal can be adjusted. Turn the
selector to the desired volume.

On other models, the End of Cycle signal is part of the Start button and is selectable.
Turn the START button to ON or OFF. The signal will sound only if the selector is set
to On.

7. Select the desired Option. See “Dryer Cycle Descriptions” (separate sheet).
8. If desired, add fabric softener sheet. Follow instructions on the package.
9. Push the START button.

How Automatic Drying Works

When you are using the Auto Moisture Sensing Cycle, the dryness of the load is determined
by two metal strips (sensors) located on the inside of the dryer. The metal strips help “feel” the
amount of moisture left in the clothes as they tumble. When moisture is left in the clothes, the
Cycle Control knob will not advance. As clothes begin to dry, the amount of water left in the
clothes decreases, and the timer advances through the remainder of the cycle. When the
selected dryness level is reached, the dryer goes into a cool down period of up to 10 minutes.

Stopping and Restarting

You can stop your dryer anytime during a cycle.

To stop your dryer

Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFF.
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when the dryer is not in use.