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Rolling into balls

When I am drying sheets and/or blankets; they always turn into ball form. I always have to work with it till dry. It should tumble the item dry without having to return to shake out and tumble again; sometimes three or four times before dry.

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There is nothing you can do about this. the disadvantage of sheets and blankets.

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