Your dryer is a great appliance. It cuts down on the time it takes to line dry items and allows them to be fluffed to perfect. Those bath towels are going to feel like sandpaper if air dried, but in a dryer with fabric softener, they will feel heavenly. But you want to make sure it’s going to run at it’s best and not be working itself too hard, or worse, start a fire. There’s a few things you can do to make sure your dryer is running well. Here are some tips from your home warranty service:
- Clean out your lint filter after every load. Dryers actually work harder than they need to when there is too much lint and it can lead to an electrical fire.
- Replace the door seal if it’s loose. Your clothes aren’t going to get dry if the door doesn’t close properly.
- Two times a year, you should clean the lint filter with soap and water to remove build up.
- A couple of times a year you should also disconnect and check the exhaust duct for extra lint and clear it out.
A clean dryer is a happy dryer and will keep running as long as you need. And if it should break down, you’ll have your home warranty protection to take care of it.