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Changing the Factory Dryness Level on a Dryer

How to Change the Factory Dryness Level on your Whirlpool Dryer

Have you tried changing your factory dryness level? Some models can be changed: You can make adjustments to your Automatic Cycles by adjusting the Factory Dryness Level:

How to change the automatic cycle settings to increase or decrease drying time:

If all your loads on Automatic Cycles are consistently less dry or more dry than you would like, you may change the default settings to increase or decrease the default dryness level. Your automatic drying settings can be adjusted to adapt to different installations, environmental conditions, or personal preferences. This change is retained and will affect Automatic Cycles, not just the current cycle/load.

There are five drying settings, which are displayed using the time display:

0   Much wetter clothes, 30% less drying time.
1   Slightly wetter clothes, 15% less drying time.
2   Factory preset dryness level.
3   Slightly drier clothes, 15% more drying time.
4   Much drier clothes, 30% more drying time.

To change the drying settings:

NOTE: The settings cannot be changed while the dryer is running or paused. To adjust the default settings, the dryer must be in standby mode (power is off).

Dryer control panel to change the drying settings

  1. Before starting a cycle, touch and hold DRYNESS for 6 seconds.
  2. Touch DRYNESS to select the dryness level shown in the time display: 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4.
  3. Touch START/PAUSE to save the new dryness level setting.
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