My Dryer Doesn't, er, Dry
If you notice that your dryer has stopped drying your clothes like it used to, a quick check and cleaning could save your dryer and your house!
First, check your vent between the dryer and the wall for build up of lint or a kinked vent (hose). Adjust the vent if it's kinked, and vacuum away any lint.
While you're checking, if the vent (hose) is longer than it needs to be, you can just cut it down to save some space and energy.
Next, check the portion of the vent that goes between the wall behind the dryer and the outside dryer vent for lint build-up:
You can either purchase a DIY vent cleaning kit at the hardware store or call a professional duct and vent cleaning company to take care of any build-up.
What's the big deal with lint? A lint build-up can cause your dryer to burn out a fuse or heating element -- or, more importantly, cause a fire. Keeping your dryer area lint-free with an annual cleaning saves you on unnecessary repairs and keeps your home and family safe.
Alright, Housewives... all together now... "Banish the lint!"
Another huge thanks to Steve and Meredin for being our handyman guests. And don't forget to call Steve if you have an appliance problem that really does merit the repairman!
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