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Run a dryer Vent Blockage test

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The Vent Blockage test on your dryer automatically detects the status of the exhaust ducts and reports any blockage or problems. You should run one of these every once in a while because clean, proper ducting can help reduce drying time and save energy.

Note: Not all dryer models have a Vent Blockage test. Check the user's manual for your model to confirm.

Run a Vent Blockage test

  1. Make sure the drum is empty and then close the door. If there is any laundry in the drum, the test will not give accurate results.

  2. Press POWER to turn the dryer on and within 5 seconds, press and hold Adjust Time Up + Dry Level until InS or In appears on the display.

    Demonstration of which two buttons to press and how InS will appear on the display

    Other button combinations:

    • Cycle 1 + Wrinkle Prevent

    • Air Fluff + Wrinkle Prevent

  3. Press and hold START/PAUSE to start the Vent Blockage test which lasts for approximately 2 minutes. Do not open the door during the test.

  4. Once the test is complete, the results will be displayed:

    Result for the Vent Blockage Test:

    • If the status of the duct system is normal, "0" or "End" is displayed and you'll hear the completion chime.  

    • If the duct system cannot exhaust properly, you will see "CLg" or "Cg" on the display and hear an alarm chime.  

    • If the door is open, "dc" will appear on the display.

    • If "C1" or "CL1" displays, see if there is laundry inside the drum. If there is, stop the test and remove the laundry, then test again.

  5. The results remain on the display for about 5 minutes. Press POWER to turn off the dryer, or wait for it to turn off automatically after the 5 minutes have passed.

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