Dryer use, Warning, Starting your dryer – Maytag W10155112A User Manual
Starting Your Dryer
This book covers several different models. Your dryer may not have all of the cycles and
Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing
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.
ENERGY PREFERRED Sensor Dry setting is indicated on the timer dial, between the words
MORE DRY and LESS DRY. Use this ENERGY PREFERRED cycle to dry most heavy- to
4. Set the Temperature control to the recommended setting for the type of fabric being dried.
See Dryer Cycle Descriptions (separate sheet) for temperature suggestions.
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 avoid wrinkling.
6. (OPTIONAL) If you want the dryer to sound a signal when the cycle is finished, set the
END OF CYCLE SIGNAL control to ON. The signal is helpful when you are drying
permanent press, synthetics and other items that should be removed from the dryer as
soon as it stops.
7. If desired, add a fabric softener sheet. Follow package instructions.
8. Press the PUSH TO START button.
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.
To restart your dryer
1. Close the door.
2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
3. Press the PUSH TO START button.
How Sensor Dry Works
When you are using the Sensor Dry 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.
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.
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