Tips to keep your dryer running efficiently and save you money

If your dryer has no heat:

The first thing you want to do is check your fuse or your breaker, if one of the fuse’s goes or one the breakers of the dual breaker do, the switch turns itself to an off position than, the dryer motor may come on.  This can cause the drum to tumble as the motor continues to run on 120 volts however, the heating element requires 240 volts to come on.

If your drying is taking too long dry a load:    

Make sure the vent is not clogged, turn the machine around and check for air flow.  Make sure the lint filter is clean and does not have any rips or tears.  Ensure that your dryer is not pushed into the wall too deep as this will result in kinking the vent hose.  Kinks in vents will affect the air flow of your dryer.

It is recommend that you only use the length of the vent hose needed, be sure to cut off excessive length.  Make sure the hose is secured on both ends with a clamp.  Also, take a look outside of your house, check to see if your vent flaps are fully open during dryer cycles, make sure they are not seized, broken or blocked with lint or hair.  It is also not uncommon for a bird’s nest to be residing in there during the summer months.  Doing these simple tasks will save you money in the long run.

It is also a good idea to include your dryer in your spring cleaning procedures, a thorough inspection and cleaning will do you and your dryer good in the long run.

Be sure to close your dryer door gently, this will protect your door latch and your door switch.  With each and every load, make sure that the lint filter is always clean.  A filter full of lint results in longer cycles, it also does not grasp any of the lint from fresher loads, in simpler terms; the pre-existing lint will end up on your garments defeating the whole purpose of washing them in the first place.

If your dryer is noisy:

Make sure your dryer is leveled, while doing so; make sure that there are no objects on top, behind or on the either sides of the machine.  Common objects such as mops, brooms, or shoes are usually the cause of noisy vibrating sounds.  For further assistance please call Rob at (905)-462-7575.

It is always a good idea to take a look behind your dryer as well as the sides of it at least once a month.  Check for fallen garments and other objects that may have fallen behind. Remember to follow all the manufacture guide lines for different types of garments and heat settings.

Close your dryer door after you are done with your laundry.  Most dryers have a light located in the drum, if the door is left open the light bulb stays on, this may damage the light shield as the bulb remains lit for no reason.

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