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How to Make Your Dryer Last Longer - Anytime Service Tips

Posted by Generose Plummer on Wed, May 02, 2012 @ 02:41 PM


Dryer Vent Cleaning


A broken dryer can be a major headache.  So, if your dryer doesn't seem to be working as well, a quick examination by one of our technicians at Anytime Service might be in order.  We are experts in appliance repair, and can work on all the major brands including Maytag and Whirlpool.  
Follow these tips to keep your dryer running well and lasting longer between needed appliance repairs.

Don’t overload - Make sure you read the manufacturer’s instructions on just how much clothing you should put into each load.  An overstuffed dryer has the potential to overheat and can be a major fire risk.  Plus, the strain on the machine can significantly reduce its life expectancy.  

Clean the lint filter - Get into the habit of emptying the lint filter after every load of laundry.  The lint filter can easily get clogged and cause the heating element to overheat or worse, it can cause a fire.

Go easy on the dryer sheets - These sheets overtime leave a thin coating of waterproof product on your lint filter.  You should wash out the filter with soap and water every 2-3 months if you use dryer sheets.

Clean the dryer hose - Often overlooked, your dryer hose is equally in need of a good cleaning.  It can get blocked with lint and can tare, letting hot air and dust into your home’s air.

Quality Repair - Dryers will occasionally need to be serviced by a professional. You can follow the above tips to keep the need for an appliance repair down, but if your dryer is acting strange, then consider calling an appliance repair professional...before the problem gets any worse.
With even the best care, most appliances will still eventually need to be repaired or will require professional maintenance.  Contact us at Anytime Service for all of your appliance repairs.  We have trained technicians that can repair your refrigerator, dishwasher, dryer, washer, and more.  Ask the technician for other tips on keeping your appliances in great shape. 

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