Dryer Maintenance

Join the Mother Daughter team of Vicki & Steph as they tackle dryer maintenance in this video.
Why dryer maintenance?

- A build up of lint in the dryer, dryer duct, or vent pipe can spark a fire.

- Lint buildup can make a dryer become less efficient and/or ultimately stop heating.

- Clean the lint trap every time the dryer is used.

- Clean the dryer duct & vent pipe at least once a year or more if machine starts to dry less efficiently

- Vacuum with hand held tools

- Various dusting materials such as microfiber cloths

- Screwdriver

- Aluminum foil duct tape

- Dryer brushes

- Dust mask if especially sensitive to dust

- Unplug dryer before starting to work.

- Remove the dryer duct to access the vent pipe. When reattaching, use aluminum foil duct tape to seal the duct to the vent pipe & back of machine before reattaching the clamps.

- Check the dryer duct for crimping as this can trap lint. In the video we shortened the duct as it was crimped at one end & was not sealed properly allowing dust into the room. The duct cuts easily with tin snips.

- Gently remove outside vent cover as it could break.
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