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2.  Align the two hooks on the front of the drying rack with the 

holes in the dryer door opening and press down fully into 

holes. Rest the rear support on the dryer back ledge.  


To purchase a drying rack for your dryer, order by calling  

1-877-944-7566. You will need your model and serial number 

and the purchase date. Remove and discard any packing  

material before use. 
Use the Drying Rack for items that you do not want to tumble 

dry, such as sweaters and tennis shoes. When you use the 

drying rack, the drum continues to turn, but the rack remains 

The drying rack is intended for use with the Timed Dry cycle 

only. The drying rack cannot be used with Sensor cycles.

To use the drying rack: 
IMPORTANT: Do not remove the lint screen. 
1.  Open dryer door. 

3.  Place wet items on top of the drying rack. Allow space 

around items for air to circulate. The drying rack does not 

move, but the drum will rotate; be sure to leave adequate 

clearance between items and the inside of the dryer drum. 

Make sure items do not hang over the edges or between 

drying rack grille.

4.  Close the door. 
5.  Select a Timed Dry/Air Only/Air Dry, or Low Temperature 

cycle. Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be 

dried on a clothesline or by using the Air Only setting  

or Air Dry cycle, depending on model. 

6.  When the cycle is selected, the Estimated Time Remaining 

display shows the default time. You can change the actual 

time in the cycle by increasing or decreasing the cycle time. 

7.  Start the dryer. 
NOTE: Check the lint screen and remove any lint accumulated 

from items dried on the drying rack after the cycle is finished. 


The Cycle Status Indicators show the progress of a cycle. Not all 

indicators are available on all models.

  The Sensing indicator will light during Sensor Cycles to  

indicate that the moisture sensor on the dryer is operating. This 

indicator will not light during Timed Cycles or options such as 

Wrinkle Prevent.

Check Vent
  This indicator will show the status of airflow through the dryer 

and the dryer vent system for the dryer’s life. During the sensing 

phase at the beginning of the cycle, the Check Vent light will 

come on if a blocked vent or low airflow issue is detected. This 

light will stay on for the entire cycle. The light will be cleared 

when selecting a new cycle, touching POWER, or opening the 

door after the cycle has completed. This feature is available 

during Sensor and Steam cycles only. For more information 

on maintaining good airflow, see “Check Your Vent System for 

Good Airflow”.


NOTE: If there are other error issues during a cycle, the Check 

Vent indicator will not light up. See “Troubleshooting” section.

Good Airflow
  This indicator will light if there is no major vent blockage.

  This indicator will light when a steam function is active. 
  NOTE: Steam is not available on all cycles. 

  This will indicate that the selected cycle has ended and the load 

may be removed from the dryer. If Wrinkle Prevent has been 

selected, the dryer may continue to tumble the load, even if  

the Done indicator is lit.

Check Lint Screen
  The Check Lint Screen indicator will light when the drying  

cycle is complete as a reminder to clean the lint screen. 

Appearance may vary