Although appliances such as washers and dryers can last for a decade or longer with ease, the more these appliances are used, the more they need to be repaired along the way. Optimizing your dryer usage will help you avoid needing dryer appliance repair as often, which helps you save time and money.
Wash the Filter when Using Dryer Sheets
While dryer sheets are beneficial to use when drying clothes, they do produce a film on the lint filter that demands regular cleaning to prevent it from affecting the performance of the dryer. It is something that requires the filter to actually be washed in soapy water, as opposed to just removing the lint.
Clean the Lint Filter after Each Load
While the lint filter can definitely hold a lot of lint before it is full, there is no benefit to not cleaning it in between loads. It is much safer to clean the lint filter as often as possible, not only because it helps you avoid potential house fires, but because it keeps your dryer working at an efficient level.
Shake Clothing when Transferring to Dryer
In order to help your dryer so it does not have to work as hard, take the time to shake your clothing when you are about to transfer it to the dryer. It is a simple task that helps clothing dry faster, which means you do not have to run as long of a drying cycle as you would have to without shaking your clothes.
Dry Full Loads of Laundry when Possible
Although drying a small load of laundry will not work a dryer as hard as a full load, a small load still requires the dryer to be on and operating. It is ideal to dry full loads of laundry whenever possible.
It is inevitable to need dryer maintenance or replacement parts through the years, but learning how to use your dryer better will help you minimize the overall cost of keeping your dryer running.
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