Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 22 NO. 2  -  February 2019

Roxanne’s Sales Talk


Following are some examples of materials that should be dried on the “Delicate” setting: silk, lace, polyester (athletic shorts, jersey, etc.), fleece, sequined items, cashmere, lingerie. This condition can also occur if items containing foam or latex rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials, such as shower caps, waterproof textiles, rubber-backed articles, and clothes or pillows filled with foam rubber pads or rugs with rubber backing are dried.

I spoke with a repairman at a meeting I attended who also came across this issue, and this is how he explained it: “If you’re washing a load of jeans and you throw some polyester pants in with it, some machines have a sensor that indicates a heavier load and will automatically adjust to a higher temperature setting for drying.”

He suggested telling people to sort their clothes so they can be dried on the same setting. If you are not sure what setting a garment should be dried on, read the garment label. If there is no label, and you’re not sure, go with “delicate.” It is better to run the dryer longer than to ruin your clothing.

The manufacturer replaced the part at no cost, and we learned something new!

For those of you who are landlords I just want to let you know that we can also get the Speed Queen coin laundry units. These are nice machines that will last and have some good options. They can be purchased with card readers so no currency would be needed. There is also an app called G-Pay where you can pay right from your phone. Wi-Fi would be needed and bank fees applied. The benefits are convenenience and to help stop vandalism.

If you would like more information, contact me, and I’d be happy to help.

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