How to Maintain Your Clothing Dryer Machine

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Are you noticing that your clothes are coming out of the dryer still damp?  Or maybe you’ve realized that it has been taking longer than usual for your dryer to fully dry your laundry.  These issues may be due to a clogged duct or vent that requires cleaning, but don’t worry!  Below are the simple steps to help guide you through cleaning your drying machine.

The first thing to check is your lint screen, (also known as a lint trap) which is where your clothing dryer will catch all of the lint that your clothes produce during the drying process.  Cleaning your lint screen is something that you should try to do after each load of laundry.  This is important for your dryer to work efficiently, save energy and could also prevent future fire hazards.

The next thing to check would be the dryer duct which is located at the back of your drying machine.  Gently remove the vent and use a specialized dryer duct vent brush to clean the inside of the tube.  A light brushing of the inside of your dryer vent should do the trick in removing any lint clogs that may have been causing an issue.

vent brush

If you find that you have cleaned both the lint screen and the dryer duct vent but you are still having issues with your dryer, you may want to check the dryer drum and other small crevices inside your dryer for lint and dust build-up.  To do this, you would need to first turn off all power to your drying machine as you will need to do some dismantling of your dryer.  You will also need to use a special vacuum tool attachment to help reach into small parts of your machine. This tool will attach to an at home vacuum cleaner and fit into all the crevices of your drum. (This vacuum attachment can be used for all types of at home cleaning.)

These tips should help you to get your dryer running properly and without any further damp clothing issues!


*WARNING: Before starting any repair, always make sure that the appliance is completely disconnected from the power source by unplugging it.  This tutorial is meant to be a guide and should not be used in place of the installation instructions provided by the manufacturer.  

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to leave a reply at the bottom of this post!

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