Some Tips For Maintaining Your Dryer

Most people kind of take their appliances for granted about their appliances until they start to show signs of trouble. This could be dangerous because sometimes the appliances may break down without advanced warning. The last thing you want in the cold of winter is for your dryer to break down or have several problems. Ofcourse you can always look out for a reliable dryer repair in winter but here are a few things you can do to help ensure that you get the most out of your appliances during this time.

  • Clean the lint screen before or after every load. Carefully remove the screen from your dryer, wipe away the lint and clean with a used fabric softener sheet.
  • Keep the lint screen area clear. Remove the lint screen and clean its housing cavity with a dryer lint brush. You may also use the crevice attachment on your vacuum cleaner for this task.
  • Wipe down your dryer’s interior. Even if there are no stains or residue inside your dryer, it’s best to clean the interior monthly. Unplug the appliance, then clean the drum with a rag dipped in warm, soapy water or microfiber cloth with rubbing alcohol.
  • Vacuum behind and underneath the dryer. Moisture, dirt and lint can accumulate quickly. Clean around the dryer every three months.
  • Check the balance of your dryer. If your dryer is not level, the rotating components will wear out sooner. Adjust the feet at the bottom of the unit if the dryer moves or shakes when in use.
  • Inspect and clean the vent system. Hire professionals to clean your ducts and vent if you notice a decrease in dryer performance. If you have pets or a large family, this could be necessary as often as twice a year. Upgrade the vent hose if needed.
  • Check the exterior exhaust. Air should flow through the vent but is sometimes restricted by debris.
  • Don’t overload the dryer with clothes.

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