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How the wrinkle prevent option works

Was a wrinkle prevent option selected?

When you are unable to remove a load of clothes from the dryer as soon as it stops, wrinkles can form.  Use one of the options below (on some models) to help keep wrinkles from forming. Keeping the clothes in the washer for a long period of time after the cycle has completed, could also cause wrinkles to form.

 

WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature

The WRINKLE SHIELD™ feature periodically tumbles, rearranges, and fluffs the load to help keep wrinkles from forming.  You may select the “With Steam” setting to add a short steam cycle to help smooth out wrinkles.


Wrinkle prevent/wrinkle prevent with steam 


Wrinkle Prevent adds periodic tumbling to help reduce wrinkling. On models with Wrinkle Prevent with Steam, a short steam cycle is added to help smooth out wrinkles.

 

Some models will allow the machine to finish the cycle, and every 5 minutes will start again for 10-20 seconds and sound the buzzer.

Other models have a switch on the console giving the option to turn the feature off or set it to different times (30, 60, 90, 120 minutes)

See your Use and Care Guide to determine which option is available on your dryer model.

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