Drying times will vary according to the type of heat used (gas vs electric), the size of the load, the type of fabric (cottons hold more water than synthetics), the wetness of the clothes, and the condition of your exhaust venting.
If the dryer is taking to long to dry your clothes, the below troubleshooting tips may resolve the issue:
- Choose the right setting for the clothes and load size.
- The automatic Normal dry cycle uses a medium dry temperature. If you are drying a heavier load like jeans or towels, try using Timed drying and select High dryer temperature setting instead of automatic dry mode.
- Different materials require different settings. In general, use:
- High Heat for jeans, towels, and other heavy fabrics
- Medium heat for synthetic materials like polyester
- Low heat for delicate items like lingerie
- The dryer may be overloaded.
- Do not load dryer drum more than half full.
- The capacity of your dryer should be approximately twice the capacity of your washer.
- Bulky or heavier items may be more difficult to dry, like bedding.
- Be diligent about removing dryer lint. Empty the lint trap on the dryer before every single load. If you don't do this, you reduce the warm air flow around the clothes, increasing the time the dryer has to run to get your clothes to the same level of dryness.
- Dryer sheets can leave a film on the filter that reduces air flow and, over time, can affect the performance of the motor. Use a soft bristle brush to scrub clean the lint filter screen once a month.
- Remove obstructions from the external dryer vent. Lift up the vent and make sure there is no lint or anything else built up inside that vent. This helps improve the air flow of the moist air (the moisture that is being removed from the clothes).
- Check the length of the exhaust duct found in the Installation Instructions.
- The load may need to be resorted. Heavy or bulky clothes or items may need to be separated from regular clothes.
- Shake out clothes before you put them in the dryer. This increases the surface area of the clothes so that more warm air comes in contact with the clothes in the dryer, making them dry faster, reducing the time and the amount of energy used when your dryer is running.
If the above troubleshooting tips do not resolve the issue, service is recommended. To schedule a repair appointment for Haier branded appliances in the U.S., visit https://www.haierappliances.com/support/schedule-service or contact Haier Appliances at 1-877-337-3639.