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3 Tips to Avoid Dryer Repair Work

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dryer-lintIf you are like most others in the Milwaukee area, you rely on your home’s clothes dryer on a regular basis. Some may even use their dryer to dry one or more loads of clothes per day. It can be a true inconvenience to you and your family when the clothes dryer is not working properly. Some clothes dryers that are broken may not even turn on, and others may require you to run the dryer through multiple cycles before the clothes are dry. Running the dryer more than needed can inflate your energy bills, and it can take far more time to wash a load of clothes than necessary. By following a few important tips, you can keep your dryer from breaking down.

Clean Out the Lint Filter

One great step that you can and should take to avoid dryer repair work in Milwaukee is to clean out the lint filter regularly. In fact, you should clean out the lint filter before drying each new load. When the lint filter is clogged and dirty, air cannot pass easily through the system. This creates unnecessary strain on the components, and it can lead to overheating and stress.

Avoid Overloading Your Clothes Dryer

A clothes dryer works best when the clothes have space to tumble around freely in the drum and for warm air to work itself in between the clothes. When your drum is too full, the clothes dryer simply will not work as efficiently. It must use more power to rotate a drum that is loaded with clothes, and the clothes will not dry as quickly because the air cannot work around the clothes as easily. This issue may result in the need to re-run the dryer two or more times to fully dry the clothes. This can also result in unnecessary strain on the components in the dryer as it works harder to complete the task.

Schedule Dryer Repair As Soon As Possible

Some people will try to avoid setting up service for dryer repair because of the perceived hassle or the cost of repairs until the last possible minute. For example, if the dryer is able to dry the clothes in a few cycles, you may simply avoid repairs and adjust your clothes washing and drying routine to accommodate a dryer that takes longer to dry clothes. However, when you delay setting up service for a dryer repair, your dryer may develop additional or more significant issues. When you want to keep your dryer in excellent condition, you should request service from a qualified technician at the first sign of an issue.

Nobody wants to deal with a broken dryer, but you may also want to keep your dryer in great shape and extend its useful life as much as possible. If your dryer is working great right now, you can follow these tips to keep it working well for you. However, if you have noticed that you might need some dryer repair work done, it is best to contact a technician for repair service.

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Things to check before you call:

  • CHECK for a blown fuse
  • CHECK that the appliance is plugged in
  • CHECK that the dryer vent is clean
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