Tip & How-To about Dryers
One of the main problems that a dryer faces is that lint is created on the inside of the unit and has no place to go. This build up of lint inside your dryer not only causes a fire hazard but also makes the unit work harder to make more heat to try to dry your clothes. It also makes thermistors, heaters and relays not recognize how hot the unit is actually reaching which when the unit actually is able to read that it is to hot it ends up shorting out one of the parts or one of the connectors that make these parts work.
When you dlint your dryer you would want to remove the front of the cabinet and take out the inner drum and use a vacuum to vacuum out any lint built up around the blower tube, heater,thermistors and motor. One of the most important places to make sure you clean well is by taking off the rear panel to access the lint screen housing that connects to the blower that shrouds the blower wheel. This is where lint becomes trapped between the framed type upper vent and the blower.
If you happen to notice a decrease in how the tempreture was when you first bought your unit to how it performs 2 years later this could be one of the issues your dryer is facing. Remove this housing and make sure you clean from the upper vent to the inside of the blower itself. By cleaning your dryer this way you not only assure a much easyier dryer operation also you clothes will not take so long to dry which also uses less electricity and by doing this the unit runs more efficiently. It will also not be as easy to break down which means less of a repair cost.
Usually you should perform this on your dryer at least once per year the longest. You should also always make sure that the rear vent is also cleaned well and there are no obstructions of lint trapped inside the vent hose and that the vent outlet flange is well cleaned as well.
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