Whirlpool All-in-One Washer and Dryer Takes a Long Time to Dry
Condensing Drying Technology - Longer Dry Times are Normal
- Reduce the load size to half the drum or less
- Use "Regular" when selecting the drying cycle and "Quick" when selecting How to Dry
- Select "Extra Fast" spin speed if washing & drying
- Use Auto-Drying instead of Timed Drying and select "Damp Dry" or "Dry" instead of "Extra Dry"
How does Condensing Drying Work?
- Air in the drum is heated using a 1500W heater.
- Heated air is pulled into the drum and moisture in the wet laundry evaporates.
- Instead of venting like a traditional dryer, the air is looped through a water cooled condenser where the moisture condensates into water.
- This water is then drained out through the drain hose (same as the washer.)
- Because there is no venting, some of the moist air does get pumped back into the room.
Clothing may still feel damp due to Condensate Drying
Because the Ventless dry system has nowhere to vent the moist air, your clothing may still feel slightly damp at the end of the cycle. However, try removing them and hanging them up as you normally would. In most circumstances, the moisture will condensate almost immediately and will feel dry to the touch.
Load is too Large
If the load is too large and heavy, it will not dry quickly. Separate the load to tumble freely. Loading drum half full or less will improve drying performance and cycle time. Run a high speed spin cycle.
Located in a Closet
If installed in a closet, the closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The front of the washer/dryer requires a
minimum of 3" (76 mm) of airspace, 1" (25 mm) on the sides, and, for most installations, the rear of the washer/dryer requires 4" (102 mm). See “Installation Instructions" for more information about space requirements.
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