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Health And Fitness For Your Dryer – Part 2

Boost your dryer’s fitness by:

Load.

Drying 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.

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.

Fabrics.

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.

Loosen.

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.

Lint.

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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