How to Use a Clothes Dryer

How to Use a Clothes Dryer. Follow these steps and get a fresh load of clean clothes each and every time.

Step 1

Clean the lint filter or screen before each load.

Step 2

Inspect washed items before placing them in the dryer. The dryer's heat will set in stains that have not been removed.

Step 3

Shake each garment before transferring it from the washer to the dryer.

Step 4

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).

Step 5

Add a fabric softener sheet.

Step 6

Remove the clothes once they're dry and hang them immediately.