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DE808 cycles
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Post# 988953   3/31/2018 at 13:10 by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

Not saying anything, but I MAY have acquired a harvest gold set. Anyways, can anyone explain the cycles on the 808? Regular claims it does a 5 min cool down when the exhaust temp reaches 120F, but how do the other cycles work?

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Post# 988958 , Reply# 1   3/31/2018 at 13:36 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        

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I can't explain the different cycles because I haven't even had a chance to use my HDE808 yet. And I've had mine for probably over 2 years now!

it's on standby, until moms whirlpool gives up the ghost...

Post# 988960 , Reply# 2   3/31/2018 at 14:11 by appnut (TX)        

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regular has a 5 minute cool down and the Perm Press has a longer cool down and the chime periodically dings.  You have the advantage of have the more dry and normal dry buttons as well as regular temp and low temp buttons.  Personally, I prefer the longer cool down of the Perm Press cycle for everything.  Damp dry is just that.  Fabrics reach a certain level of dampness and the dryer stops for items to be removed and ironed.  Air Fluff is about 10 or 15 minutes. 

Post# 988970 , Reply# 3   3/31/2018 at 15:03 by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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Now that I've gone back to ironing my dress shirts, that Damp Dry setting is very handy. Gets most of the lint off but leaves them in perfect condition to face a hot dry iron. In my experience, Maytag HOH's tend to under-dry in every cycle. Not a bad thing regarding longevity of your clothes, but sometimes annoying. I always wondered whether the newer non-HOH dryer like the one you're getting were better. Also with the 808 you get all the lights, panel and, much more important, drum.

Post# 988993 , Reply# 4   3/31/2018 at 17:01 by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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As I understand, the Perm Press cycle heats the load to a specific target temperature (165F?) after the target dryness level is reached to ensure the fabric is properly relaxed to shed wrinkles, then initiates the cool down. Someone posted a document excerpt some years ago that outlined Maytag's theory in that respect for permanent press fabrics. I don't know if that applies to the DE808 generation of dryer but presumably so. User instructions for early electronic sensor models advised to use the Perm Press cycle for thicker, hard-to-dry loads such as jeans.

Post# 989132 , Reply# 5   4/1/2018 at 21:43 by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

SO on the D712 I have, on regular auto dry once the clothes are dry it starts a cool down sequence if the exhaust is above 120F. Similarly, on timed dry if the exhaust is above 120F the cool down will happen until the exhaust is less than 120F and then the dryer shuts off. On Permanent Press, the load dries and then starts a pre-determined no heat tumble. With Adjustable Press care it behaves the same way as Permanent Press except the user says how long the no heat tumble will be for.

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