Dryer - End-of-Cycle Signal

Many dryers feature an End-of-Cycle signal. There is less chance of clothes getting wrinkled if they are removed from the dryer promptly and the signal alerts you that the cycle is about to end.

  • 1995 and newer dryers give several short buzzes a few minutes before shutting off.

  • 1994 and earlier models buzzed for approximately 1/2 minute to 2 1/2 minutes just prior to the end of each drying cycle.

    • On these models, the normal time for the buzzer was approximately 1 minute 15 seconds (minimum 18 seconds, maximum 2 minutes 12 seconds), depending on the model.

    • To stop the buzzer on these models, advance the timer to the OFF position or turn the End-of-Cycle signal selector to OFF. Opening the door may not terminate the signal.


We offer 4 End-of-Cycle signal types:

  • Variable: This signal can be turned on and off and has an adjustable tone. Most models can be programmed for one of three tone levels. Models with this feature have a Signal knob or Volume button on the control.

  • Deluxe: This signal can be turned on or off and is not adjustable. Models will have a Signal On/Off knob on the control.

  • Fixed: This signal is "fixed" and the volume cannot be adjusted. It will buzz automatically at the end of the cycle. Once the timer moves to the OFF position it will automatically shut off.

  • No End-of-Cycle signal: These models have no signal and one cannot be added.


On some older models, a Signal Option switch will disable the buzzer when not wanted or needed. See the Owner's Manual for model specific information.