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Health and Fitness For Your Dryer

Use your senses to see if your dryer is functioning in a healthy way –

1. Touch:

Does your dryer have a fever?

Is it warm to the touch? There are several possible causes for this, it’s worth scheduling an appointment to get it checked out.  

2. Sound

Does your dryer cough, sneeze or wheeze?

Unusual noises, like squeaks, rumbles or screeches, should be checked ASAP to minimize damage. Checking right away could save you money on a repair and get your dryer back to its best.

3. Smell

Does your dryer smell bad?

A burning smell is a sure sign of a problem, but it could be minor, so get it checked out ASAP by scheduling an appointment.

4. Sight

Does your dryer chew up your clothes?

The inside or outside of the drum might need attention and can be treated by scheduling a service appointment to determine the cause and make a repair.

You can boost your dryer’s fitness by:

1. Calling Appliance Master:

Call us for a dryer vent analysis and cleaning.

First, we will thoroughly measure the airflow through your venting. Then we will recommend cleaning and replacement of the venting as needed.

2. Avoiding Overload:

Dry loads that don’t overload the machine.

The machine should be 1/2 to 2/3 full for maximum efficiency. Too many wet, heavy clothes can overwork the motor that turns the drum.

3. Dryer Settings:

Use the sensor settings instead of time dry.

Let the electronics in the dryer work for you. Using the sensor setting reduces drying time and improves dryer efficiency.

4. Keeping Them Together:

Dry similar fabrics together.

Heavy towels separated from lightweight garments will dry at similar rates so you don’t have to pull a few pieces out in between or run another cycle for the still-damp items. This also improves the dryer’s efficiency.

5. Loosening Up:

Loosen up compacted items before putting them in the dryer.

Separate clumped-up items like bed linens and tangled jeans to allow air to circulate better – reducing dry time and improving the dryer’s efficiency.

6. Lint Removal:

Regularly (EVERY LOAD) remove lint from the lint filter and lint trap!

This is the single most important tip to prolong your dryer’s life!! Preventing lint from getting inside the dryer and throughout the venting not only improves airflow, it improves efficiency. It can also reduce risk of a dryer fire and add to the longevity of many internal components.

Bill Cummins

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