The Art of Appliance Service: An Appliance Blog
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The Art of Appliance Service: An Appliance Blog

Welcome to my blog. When it comes to taking care of appliances, it can be an art. You have to use them correctly, know how to look for signs of trouble and understand how to do simple repairs. Hi, my name is Kelsey, and in this blog, I am going to write everything I know about appliances and related topics. This is my first blog, but I have written in many other types of venues before -- I'm even old enough to have had a 'zine (if you can believe that). I live with my husband, my three daughters, and our dog. Cleaning pet hair of of the dryer and repairing blades on the blender has become my specialty over the years. Enjoy reading!

The Art of Appliance Service: An Appliance Blog

3 Ways To Treat Your Dryer Right

Leevi Saari

Your dryer is a simple yet complex piece of machinery that will last for years if you know how to take care of it correctly. Keep the vent pipe short and clean. Always clean the lint trap. Be sure that you know what size loads your dryer can handle.

1. Vent Pipe

The vent pipe runs from the back of your dryer to the outside of your home. The heat and air that is pulled into your dryer is blown out through the vent pipe.

It is important to keep the vent pipe as straight as possible. Keeping the vent pipe straight helps ensure that it vents properly. The vent pipe should also be kept as short as possible, reducing the distance the air has to travel to leave your home.

You should clean the vent pipe from both sides at least twice a year. Lint can sometimes get sucked up into the vent pipe which is why you need to clean it on a regular basis.

2. Lint Trap

Cleaning the lint trap is one of the most useful activities that you can engage in. After each time you use your dryer, you should remove lint from the lint trap. You should also wipe down or vacuum out the area that holds the lint trap.

Lint is an unavoidable part of using a dryer but is also a fire risk. You don't want lint to build up or get stuck in your dryer.

Make it as easy as possible to get rid of lint. Put a small container, such as a small storage container or an old detergent container, nearby so that you can use it as an easy trash can for the lint you remove from your dryer.

For cleaning the lint trap area more deeply, when your vacuum your home on a weekly basis, make sure that you add vacuuming out the lint trap area to your regular vacuum activities. Make vacuuming out the lint trap holder area part of your regular drying routine.

3. Dryer Capacity

Finally, you need to know now what size loads your dryer can handle. You don't want to overload your dryer. Overloading your dryer results in longer drying times and can put more wear on your dryer. It is better to run multiple smaller loads than it is to overload your dryer with too many clothes all at once.

When you have a dryer, you want to make sure that you treat it right. You can treat your dryer right by keeping the vent pipe short, straight and clean. Always pay attention to and take care of lint. Keep your dryer at capacity; it is better to run more loads than to overload your machine.

For more information, contact a company like A OK Appliance Service.