How to Shrink Clothes with a Hair Dryer?

Answer You can shrink new articles of clothing---or clothing that is supposed to be line dried or dry cleaned only---with a hair dryer. The advantage of the hair dryer over a clothes dryer is that is more... Read More »

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How do I shrink clothes in the dryer?

Wash the clothes you want to shrink in the hottest water allowed by the care instruction label. Place only the clothes you want to shrink into the dryer. Set the dryer to the hottest heat setting. ... Read More »

Do clothes shrink in a steam dryer?

Steam dryers function the same as other dryers, only with the addition of steam. The steam relaxes wrinkles, but does nothing to prevent shrinkage. If you would not put an item in a regular dryer, ... Read More »

What Makes Clothes Shrink in the Washer & Dryer?

Heat is usually the culprit behind the shrinkage of clothes. Very hot water in the washing machine or high-heat drying, either from a laundry dryer or even hot heat from the sun will reduce the siz... Read More »

If the heating element is burned out on a clothes dryer does the dryer still pull 240V while running?

You will still have 240V going to the element itself it just won't be causing the element to heat up. Make sure the dryer is unplugged, take the back off the dryer and pull the element out. It's us... Read More »