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Dryers need to be properly installed, maintained and repaired in case of any malfunction to ensure that they are safe and useful to use. This means that you need to hire the services of a reputable company like Appliance Services to make sure that your dryer is in top condition. Otherwise, you might have problems with your dryer that can make it unsafe to use or can even damage your precious clothing items.

Why is it important to maintain my dryer?

The proper installation of your dryer is the first step to make sure that everything is safe. Otherwise, you will not be able to get all the benefits from the dryer and you can also face problems with different garments. In a case of a malfunction, you need to make sure that you are hiring a reputable company that will use only the most skilful staff who will be able to fix everything fast and effectively. But there are also some stuff that you can do at home.

What is the experts’ advice?

The experts of Appliance Services advise you to schedule a regular maintenance appointment for your dryer to avoid the various effects of wear and tear on the different internal parts. At the same time, there are a few regular maintenance tips that you can do to make sure that your dryer is working properly. The most important tip is to make sure that your dryer is unplugged before you attempt to clean it. You should also make sure that you have the right tools before your start the cleaning process.

  1. Empty the lint trap regularly:
    When you dry clothes they tend to produce lint. Some garments will even produce more lint than others; this means that you need to keep an eye on the lint trap. You need to empty the lint trap every time after you dry a load of clothes to ensure that the air flow is working properly. Otherwise, the motor of the dryer will be doing an unnecessary effort in order to dry your clothes load which can lower its life span.
  2. Remove the lint trap and wash it:
    Every now and then you might need to remove the lint trap completely and use a soft bristles brush to wash it thoroughly. You can do this every year or as needed to make sure that you have removed all the lint trapped in the small holes. This ensures that the motor is properly functioning and the air flow is not clogged. The trap should be allowed to fully dry before it is inserted back into the dryer.
  3. Use a vacuum cleaner to pick up the rest of the lint:
    You can also use a special narrow attachment head to make sure that all the lint is removed even after you have removed the trap. The small lumps of lint trapped inside can damage your garments and will decrease the overall quality of your dryer.
  4. Clean the vent piping:
    Your dryer is connected to the wall through a hose or a pipe. This hose gets clogged with lint too and needs to be removed and cleaned regularly. You can use a narrow or small attachment to the vacuum cleaner to clean the vent piping. This will ensure that all the lint is removed from the insides of the piping. At the same time, you can also use a small brush to pick up all the trapped lint from the insides of the pipe. You can also use a clean moist rag to clean the insides of the tube to pick up any debris or lint.
  5. Make sure that your dryer is leveled:
    After moving and cleaning your dryer, you need to make sure that it is balanced and leveled properly before you start using it. When your dryer is not balanced the rotating parts will wear and depreciate at a faster pace.

These tips can be easily used to clean and keep your dryer working properly. However, the experts of Appliance Services advise you not to try to disassemble the dryer under any circumstances as you might be messing up with the different internal parts. It is unsafe to try to fix such a machine on your own and you can mess up with the internal parts. At the same time, you should always call the professionals if you hear any strange sounds or smell something funny. You must discontinue using your dryer immediately in order to make sure that you don’t ruin the motor. This will ensure that your dryer will continue to perform properly and that you can save your time and money.