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Drying and Ironing in Nine Days

If one put laundry in the machine and washed the load before the 9 days but needed to dry the laundry on the 9 days is that permitted? or is the act of using a drying machine considered part of the laundry process which the minhag is to refrain from during the 9 days.

Answer:

it is permitted to dry the laundry in the Nine Days. This is not considered part of the laundry, and is therefore permitted. Ironing the laundry, however, is forbidden, but creases can be pressed out in an unprofessional way.

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  1. Am i allowed to iron a skirt that has been worn before (not freshly washed) during the 9 days?

    1. The accepted custom is to forbid ironing in the Nine Days (even for Shabbos). However, some are lenient with regard to home (non-professional) ironing, and if there is nothing else to wear one may press the clothes with a cold iron to lessen the creases.

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