While there is much debate as to whether gas or electric dryers last longer, there are some things you can do to extend the life expectancy of both type of units. Dryers, like washing machines, are appliances that can greatly improve the comfort of one’s life. Being able to dry your clothes whenever you want is much more convenient than having to hang them out on the line to dry or having to go to a laundromat.
Here are nine maintenance tips you can use to improve the overall performance of your dryer, so you can continue to enjoy its benefits for many years to come.
1. Do Not Overload the Dryer
Some people think that they can squeeze two or more loads into the dryer and save time. However, the exact opposite will happen if you do this.
Overloading the dryer can actually cause it to breakdown. Your clothes need the circulation of hot air and when the dryer is stuffed, the air cannot circulate as much as it needs to in order to dry your clothes. Instead of reducing drying times, overfilling the dryer will increase them.