As the summer draws to a close and the weather starts to cool off, the electric dryer will be in tasked a lot more than usual. In certain instances, such as cleaning denim or washing delicate garments, we recommend hanging your clothes or taking them to the dry cleaner. To maintain the appliance it is advisable to clean and repair your dryer before winter. Here are a few tips from our pros on how you might get the most out of your dryer and treat your clothes right:
For cleaning your dryer put in some dryer balls. People are often dubious of this seemingly strange technique, but we’ve found that it really works! If you put a pair of wool balls (there are actually dryer balls made from several materials) in with your clothes, the balls knock apart the materials that usual clump together in wet lumps. This allows for a more even, effective dry that is easy on your unit. Your clothes will thank you too!
Follow the maintenance steps in the manual, never overload your dryer as it is a common cause for dryer breakage. Deep clean the drum and lint as lint continually builds up in the dryer. If it accumulates for long, it can damage your dryer or even cause a fire. Using a vaccum cleaner clean out lint trap at least twice a year. Also replace the ventilation ducts. Majority of the dryers’ vent ducts are made of aluminum or plastic. The material is to ensure flexibility in the replacement of the vent ducts. And finally do not toss just about everything into the dryer. The dryers are only designed to dry fabric and not any other material. Some people satiate their curiosity by trying to put the wrong things like toys, purses, or wigs. Don’t spoil your dryer through the try and error game.