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Product Help | Whirlpool

How the Steam Option Works

Steam Option on your Whirlpool Dryer (some models)

Touch button to activate the steam option on a dryer's control panel

Quick refresh:

Use Quick Refresh to smooth out wrinkles and reduce odor from loads of one to twelve dry items of wrinkle-free cotton, cotton-polyester blend, common knits, and synthetic garments. Steam cycles are optimized for large, normal, or heavy loads. Using this feature with smaller loads could result in wet spots or condensation on the door or interior drum. 

To program, select the number of garments to be refreshed. Once Start is pressed, the cycle time is displayed based on your selection. The temperature is preset to Medium and cannot be adjusted.     

Enhanced touch-up:    

  • Use Enhanced Touch Up to smooth out wrinkles from loads left sitting in the dryer or from clothes packed in a suitcase or closet. The temperature is set to Medium, but may be adjusted to High if desired. Cycle time can be adjusted. 
  • During the Quick Refresh and Enhanced Touch-Up Steam cycles, water is sprayed at about 4-5 minutes into the cycle for about 1 minute.
  • Please note not all cycles and options are available when using a steam cycle.

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