Dryer Maintenance Tips

1. Do Not Overload the Dryer
Your clothes need the circulation of hot air and when the dryer is stuffed, the air cannot circulate as much as it needs to in order to dry your clothes. Instead of reducing drying times, overfilling the dryer will increase them.

2. Clean the Lint Screen
Lint screens catch a great deal of lint during the drying process, but they do not catch all of it.Make it a habit to clean the lint screen with every load.

3. Clean the Outside of the Dryer
Always make sure that there is enough space between the dryer and the walls. This will make it easier for you to clean and remove any lint and debris that accumulates around the appliance. While you are cleaning around the dryer, make sure there is plenty of space between your appliance and the walls around it.

4. Clean the Inside of the Dryer
Wipe down the inside of the dryer every month. Use a mild cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and water to remove any dirt and stains. You can also use an alcohol wipe to remove grease and residue from the inside of the dryer.

5. Clear the Venting System
Improve your dryer’s efficiency by keeping the ventilation tube and cap clean. If you find the venting system is extremely clogged with lint or if you are having a difficult time cleaning it out, then it may just be best to call a professional to do the work. These services are widely available and not too expensive. In the long-run, it’s worth paying for.