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Routine Appliance Maintenance Tips
Last updated : 12/30/2020
:. Completely clean the lint filter of the dryer before/after
:. You should not overload the washer, so overloading the
dryer should not be an issue.
:. If you can feel that your dryer is still getting hot but clothes
do not seem to be drying well it is a good sign that you
might need your vents professionally cleaned. Lint build
up will block the moisture from leaving the clothes so the
moisture will stay in the clothes and make them damp.
Often the sign will be that the clothes will be warm when
you open the dryer door but still damp. Dirty venting is a
performance issue but all the lint is extremely flammable
and there is a possibility of a house fire from it.
Restricted venting will also make lint build up inside the
dryer making lint build up get on and around the heating
:. Do not push the dryer back and crush the exhaust vent.
It is tempting to push the washer and dryer all the way
back against the wall in order to give more floor space
inside the laundry room but doing this will crush the dryer
venting causing excessive lint build up inside the dryer,
worse drying performance, and more wear and tear on the
internal fuses and heating element and components.
:. Depending on amount of use, dryer and dryer vents
through the house should be professionally cleaned every
1-3 years to help performance and prevent lint fires.