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Why do my sheets get so tangled in the dryer?

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Bollard Tue 27-Jan-15 12:04:23

They knot themselves up to such an extent that they won't dry. I have to shake them out and put them in again - at least twice. Fastening the duvet cover helps a little bit but doesn't solve the problem. Am I failing to do something everyone else knows about?

WingsClipped Tue 27-Jan-15 13:24:50

Do you use dryer balls? I find they help my bedding dry quicker coz they get in between the sheets and help to separate them.

wowfudge Thu 29-Jan-15 21:19:39

Are you just putting too much in? If you split the load for drying does it improve things? The other thing you could try is a slower washing machine spin. I knock the spin speed down for top clothes I don't want to have to iron and for bedding because life is too short to iron that!

Sark Thu 29-Jan-15 21:28:36

Mines the same and i sometimes use the dryer balls. I say sometimes because the banging irritates then they get tangled in the big sheets so obviously cant be making drying more efficient.

rabbit123 Fri 30-Jan-15 11:27:22

Does your dryer have reverse action? If not, it's a bit inevitable that they will tangle up. Our dryer reverses every 5 mins or so, so it doesn't tangle or crease things up

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