06/07/2022 0 Comments
How to do maintenance on your dryer?
Regularly cleaning your dryer can help your machine run smoothly and extend its lifespan. It can also minimize drying time, keep your clothes in good shape and reduce the risk of a lint fire. Fortunately, dryer maintenance and parts are no mystery for Ateliers G. Paquette. Our specialists repair appliances like washers, dryers, stoves and dishwashers in Montreal and throughout Quebec. Here’s everything you need to know to care for your machine.
Clean the lint trap after each load. If the filter becomes clogged with lint, wash it with a nylon brush, hot water and liquid detergent. Ensure the filter is completely dry before putting it back in the machine. This should be done every six months.
To remove lint from inside the dryer compartment, use the flat attachment on your vacuum cleaner or a dryer-safe brush.
Read your machine’s user manual to find out how often you should clean the drum. To wash it, use a soft cloth soaked with dish detergent diluted in hot water. Avoid flammable cleaning products if your dryer runs on gas. Rinse everything with a damp cloth, then run a cycle with clean towels to dry the drum.
Vent and duct
Clean your dryer’s vent and duct as frequently as the user manual recommends. You may need to do this task more often if you notice that the drying time has increased, your clothing remains damp or no air is coming from the outside vent. You can purchase a kit to help you do this yourself. However, you can also entrust this job to professionals.
Wash the exterior of your dryer to keep it tidy and prevent lint buildup. Use this opportunity to vacuum behind the appliance and eliminate any accumulated dust. Always be careful not to damage the dryer hose.