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.
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.