How to Use a Clothes Dryer. Follow these steps and get a fresh load of clean clothes each and every time.
Clean the lint filter or screen before each load.
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Inspect washed items before placing them in the dryer. The dryer's heat will set in stains that have not been removed.
Shake each garment before transferring it from the washer to the dryer.
Choose a dryer cycle. Opt for the regular cycle if most of the load is all-cotton fabrics, or set it on permanent-press cycle if the load consists mostly of synthetic or permanent-press fabrics (a cool-down period prevents wrinkling).
Add a fabric softener sheet.
Remove the clothes once they're dry and hang them immediately.