Dryer Maintenance Tips

A dryer is a relatively simple appliance and should last at least 10-15 years with some simple maintenance. To learn how you can make it last as long as possible, read on. 

Samsung Dryer Maintenance

Be sure to have your dryer vents cleaned once every four years if you have a long run of exhaust ducting with multiple bends. On the other hand, if your dryer exhaust duct exits straight through the wall to the outdoors, you probably don’t need to worry about it unless an animal builds a nest inside the duct – so just be sure to have a secure cover on the exterior exhaust vent.

Be sure to clean your lint filter between every load. If you live in an apartment you may have a secondary lint filter on top of the dryer which also needs to be cleaned regularly. If you are in the habit of using dryer sheets, be sure to soak your lint filter in a solution of 50% vinegar, 50% water once a year in order to dissolve any fabric softener residue that may be clogging the mesh – often you cannot even see this residual build up, but it may be there. 

If you hear unusual noises, be sure to call an appliance repair service company like General Appliance Repair Ltd in Calgary, Alberta for help. If you allow a problem with your rollers or idler pulley to develop, the problem could eventually cause secondary failures in other components. 

Clean the moisture sensor strips. There are two metal strips inside the dryer drum that measure how much moisture is remaining in the clothing and the control board accordingly adjusts the remaining time on sensor dry cycles. If these strips become covered in dryer sheet residue, they can cause the dryer to shut down early on sensor dry cycles. 

In conclusion, be sure to keep your dryer clean. And when it comes to the more in depth LG. Whirlpool, Frigidaire, or Samsung dryer repairs, be sure to call your local appliance service technician for help.