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Using Auto Dry, Timed Dry and EcoBoost

Which do I use on my Maytag Dryer - Auto Dry, Timed Dry or EcoBoost?

Drying a large load?

Large loads take longer to dry. A load that is too large for the dryer will not tumble and limits air movement in the dryer. This slows the process of removing moist air out of the dryer, which will result in longer drying cycles.

Difference between auto dry and timed dry:

During Automatic Cycles, drying air temperature and moisture level are sensed in the load. This sensing occurs throughout the drying cycle and the dryer shuts off when the load reaches the selected dryness. Use the NORMAL dryness level to provide optimal energy savings.
With Timed Dry, the dryer runs the amount of time set and sometimes results in shrinkage, wrinkling, and static due to over-drying. Use Timed Dry for the occasional damp load that needs a little more drying time or when using the drying rack.

Using the EcoBoost option? (on some models)

This option saves energy by using a portion of the dryer’s dual heating elements and extending cycle time. You’ll get great drying performance while saving in energy costs. 

For more information on your Dryer's cycles and options, see your Use & Care Guide.

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