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Essential tips Dryer lifespan

Maximizing the lifespan of your Dryer: Essential Care Tips 

In our busy schedules and work we all set a laundry time to make sure that our clothes get washed and we appear neat when we wear them! While we make efforts to keep our clothes clean, we often forget to maintain our dryers, the appliance that helps us dry our freshly washed clothes.

Just like all other appliances dryers too need maintenance so that they can stay in optimal condition and function well for a long time. Here are some tips for maximizing the lifespan of your dryer: 

Cleaning the Lint Trap

The lint trap in the dryer helps in collecting any lint that is shed by clothes, this prevents any lint build-up from collecting anywhere else inside the machine. Many people don’t realize that it’s necessary to regularly clean the lint trap after every few drying cycles. This has to be done to reduce the risk of fire and ensure that airflow remains optimal for efficient drying.

Maintaining Load Capacity

We all feel like getting laundry done quickly and putting in all the clothes for drying at once. Although this can help save time, it can cause more damage to your appliance and cost you more in the long run. Putting in more clothes than the recommended load capacity can lead to clothes taking more drying time, motor damage and overall reduced lifespan of your dryer.
On the other hand, putting clothes within the recommended load capacity can help in increasing the lifespan of your dryer.

Ensuring Proper Ventilation

Dryers need proper ventilation to ensure that they function smoothly, keeping a gap of at least a couple of inches helps in maintaining adequate airflow. It’s also good to inspect the dryer once to see that there aren’t any blockages or obstructions, as it can cause obstruction of airflow and may result in the appliance overheating.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

The dryer vent is the exhaust pathway through which moist and hot air passes from your home. Over a period of time, lint can get collected in this vent, reducing the efficiency of the appliance and can be a major fire hazard too. So to prevent such issues and accidents from happening, it’s always best to get the vent cleaned by a professional at least once a year.

Noticing Warning Signs

If you hear any unusual sounds like banging or screeching noises while using the dryer, then it could mean that there is an underlying problem. It’s best to deal with any such issues on priority as it can lead to even costlier repairs in the long run. 

Schedule Maintenance 

Regularly getting maintenance work done by a professional can help in increasing the lifespan of your dryer. A technician can help you check that your machine is functioning properly and doesn’t need any repairs.

If you are facing issues with your dryer and want to schedule a washer repair service in Naples, FL, visit Diamond Appliance Repair. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.