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Sheets wind together in a damp ball

When I put two sheets in the dryer they end up in a tight ball wound together and not dry. Is it the back and forth motion? Is there a setting for large items? It doesn't seem to matter which setting I use: Extra dry or regular dry.
I cannot imagine I'm the only person with this issue. Note that the sheets are king size; there are only two at a time in the dryer.
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  • kirbysan Oct 29, 2008

    I have the exact same problem - have tried putting one sheet in with smaller items to see if the increased load distribution helps, but the sheet/towel still forms a ball. Very frustrating flaw in an otherwise great appliance.


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Same problem here. I have king size bedding that is being dried in a comercial size dryer. The large dryer rolls the sheets or bedspreads into roll tighter than a Cuban cigar. The size of the load made no difference - one sheet or two. What really ticked me off, I just moved from an apartment with one of those tiny washer/dryer combos and never had the cigar roll problem with the tiny apartment dryer - go figure.

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What works for me is adding dry towels to the load. It even keeps the heavy kingsize bedspread from rolling into a cigar - it cost nothing.

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I have a different model Bosch dryer, but I have the same problem.

I've found that the flat sheets dry okay if you have them in with other things (like pillowcases and t-shirts). I learned long ago though that you can't put those things in with deep fitted sheets; the little stuff winds up caught in the corners in damp wrinkly wads.

So I dry the fitted sheet separately, and throw in a couple of clean tennis balls. They're noisy, but harmless, and they keep the sheet from balling up.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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