Drying method for drum-type washing machine

  • US 5,768,731 A
  • Filed: 07/16/1996
  • Issued: 06/23/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/25/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A drying method for a drum-type washing machine, the method comprising the steps of:

  • draining water from a load of laundry while maintaining a predetermined drying speed for a predetermined time in an initial drying step performed during a drying stroke of the drum-type washing machine; and

    sensing whether an eccentricity exists after expiration of the predetermined time and, if the eccentricity is not sensed, accelerating the drying speed to accomplish drying of the laundry.

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