Why You Need to Clean the Lint Filter Every Time

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As homeowners, you’ve heard the rule of thumb that you need to clean your dryer lint trap after every load! Is this true? Yes!! There are many reasons why cleaning your lint filter is good for your drying machine. We are here to tell you why it is important to clean your lint filter after every use and how often you should clean it!

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Why is my dryer spinning but not producing any heat?

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There could be many reasons as to why your dryer is still spinning but not producing any heat. Your dryer consists of so many different parts that any one could contribute to this problem. Listed below, we have the most likely parts that could be causing this problem. First, see if these parts are the issue, if not you may need technical help from a repair guide.

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Unexpected ways to use dryer sheets

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Although many homeowners believe that dryer sheets only have one use, it can be used in several other ways around your house! You may think the only use of dryer sheets is to ensure your clothes have a pleasant fragrance but it can be used for personal grooming, outdoor protection and more. Below is a list of alternative uses for dryer sheets! Continue reading

Product Pick Of the week: Lint Catching Brush

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Welcome to our series, every week we will be selecting a new part or product we sell and explaining its use and importance. This article will talk about the Lint Catching Brush that goes in and brings out lint from the dryer traps. 1st Source Servall will explain the way the lint catching brush is used in your drying machine and how it reduces fire hazards within your dryer.

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Product pick of the week: Thermal Fuse

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Welcome to our new series, every week we will be selecting a new part or product we sell and explaining its use and importance. This article will talk about Thermal fuses which are used for your drying machine. If your dryer is not heating it may be a faulty thermal. 1st Source Servall will explain how this part works and why it is important.

A thermal fuse is a safety part that’s purpose is to shut off the electrical flow that powers the heating mechanism when the exhaust becomes overheated. It is similar to an electrical fuse and it can’t be reset, it must be removed and replaced when it is worn out or broken.

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How to Replace a 4-Prong Electric Dryer Power Cord

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If your home was built after the year 2000, you may have noticed that there is a four-prong outlet for your dryer, rather than a three prong.  The reason?  All new homes are required to do so by The National Electric Code for safety purposes.  Although existing homes are still allowed to use three prong outlets, it’s a good a idea to make the switch.

4-prong power cords have a lower risk of shock because the power cords no longer have the ground and neutral wires grouped together.  It helps to prevent ground currents from making their way up the power cord to the appliance.

 

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So what can you do if you have an older dryer in a new home?  Do you need to get a new dryer?  Although they do make adapters, they aren’t very safe and should only be used as a temporary fix.  No need to worry though, it is relatively easy to convert most older electric dryers from a 3-prong power cord to a 4-prong power cord.  Please consult your owner’s manual to determine if your dryer model is compatible for conversion.   

Today we have a step-by-step repair guide for installing or simply replacing a faulty or non-functioning 4-prong power cord on an electric dryer.

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