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Sensor dry level

Isn't there supposed to be a dry level choice with all the dial options? Mine only shows with the top 2.I can't remember and wonder if I need to get it fixed. thanks,

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Quite possible that only a few selections will allow you to override "dryness" level feature. certain options are preset and dont alllow change.

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