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Product Help | Whirlpool

How Wrinkle Prevent Option Works

What is a Wrinkle Prevent Option for my Whirlpool Dryer?

What are the Benefits of using it?

When you cannot 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 Shield button on a dryer's user interface

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, it 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)


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