Tip & How-To about Dryers
At least once a year, you want a qualified technician to come out to your home and clean out the dryer of built-up lint. This includes the housing holding the lint filter as well as pulling off the front and cleaning out the entire inside! What this does is allows the dryer to "breathe" and dry more efficiently. We're at a point now in society where rate caps are coming off of our electrical bills and we need to watch our pennies. But also, this extends the life of the dryer.
Washers are a little more common sense. DO NOT load above the basket past the top row of holes! What happens, is there is a coupler on the bottom of the basket that slides over the motor shaft and connects the gearcase (transmission) to the basket; hence the term, "Direct Drive". When you load past the holes, the weight of the water creates TOO MUCH weight, and eventually blows that coupler out!! You will know when it's shot because the basket won't turn at all!
Posted by Kevin Getz on
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