Tip & How-To about Dryers
One of the most common misconception's about dryers that are heating but taking way too long to dry is, oh no my dryer is broke, or something is wrong with my element.
This may sometimes be true in a sense, but usually not. A dryer depends on proper air flow to expel the warm, moist air from your clothes to the outside of your home. Most dryer exhaust problems are not at the dryer but from the wall to the outside.
The best and quickest and most fun way is to use an electric leaf blower to clear every thing in the exhaust line out, even water and critters that may find there way in. An inexpensive leaf blower from any major chain,Walmart, Kmart, Lowes or Home Depot will usually have fairly inexpensive ones.
Pull the dryer form the wall and disconnect the exhaust from the wall vent. Place the end of the blower inside the vent and turn it to the high setting. Now take an extension cord that is not plugged into the wall yet and connect to the blower. Push the dryer back against the blower so it will hold the blower in place. Now that you are set plug the other end into the electrical outlet and let it run for about 10 minutes. Go to the outside where the exhaust exits your home and watch all the stuff fly. The blower is blowing approx. 230 mph winds thru your entire exhaust which will also help clean the walls also of lint and debris build up. Do this once a year and you will save problems for your dryer, the life of the dryer and most important service problems that end up costing much more than the blower and 10 minutes of your time.
Good luck and thank you for reading and by the way, kids will love watching this too.
Posted by Ricky... on
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