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My dress shirts (perma press) and sheets all come out wrinkled (more than ordinary). Is this a washer or dryer problem? How can I solve this problem. My 20 year old Kenmore appliances did not do this.

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Put fewer items in at a time, remove them the moment they are done and hang or fold.

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