Category Archives: Clothes Dryer Repair and Parts

Are Dryer Sheets Bad For My Dryer?

Are Dryer Sheets Bad For My Dryer? The short answer is no, dryer sheets are not bad for your dryer and it’s all a matter of preference on whether you choose to use them or not. They do however; leave a coating behind on some surfaces that need to be cleaned. Neglect this cleaning and it could affect your appliance.

How Do Dryer Sheets Work?

Dryer sheets do several things, they help neutralize static charges, soften fabrics and can leave a scent on dried laundry. The tumbling action of the dryer drum helps the sheet to work its magic. As the sheet comes in contact with items inside the dryer drum it deposits a fabric softener on those items.

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Used on these Brands: Electrolux, Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Tappan This part can be used on some Electrolux brand Dryers. The Lint Filter traps lint and debris from the exhaust air flowing out of the dryer drum. Dimensions: 1 x 18 x 22 inches

Clean the Lint Filter Screen

Over time and from many uses, dryer sheets can leave a coating on the dryer’s lint filter screen which can prevent proper air flow inside the dryer. To fix this, simply Continue reading

Prevent Lumpy Pillows and Comforters with This Dryer Hack

Prevent Lumpy Pillows and Comforters with This Dryer HackKeep pillows and comforters fluffy by using wool dryer balls during the dryer’s cycle.

The wool dryer balls help prevent down-filled items from becoming lumpy and are said to help prevent static cling and wrinkles, soften fabrics and help speed up the drying process. As a bonus, they contain no chemicals and can either be made or purchased online.

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

Add a few drops of essential oils to the dryer balls to add a pleasant scent to your dried laundry.

Be aware that these dryer balls eventually breakdown after so many tumbles in the dryer, so they will need to be replaced.

If you do not have any dryer balls on hand, a clean, new tennis ball might due. However, test the ball first to see if the color may bleed on to your item. Be mindful of the heat level you use in your dryer as that may cause color to transfer from the tennis ball to the item being dried. To be safe, use a low heat or no heat cycle.

Reasons Why Your Clothes Dryer is Not Heating

Reasons Why Your Clothes Dryer is Not Heating

Reasons Why Your Clothes Dryer is Not Heating

If the clothing in your dryer is still wet and cold after the cycle finishes and it takes additional time to fully dry your laundry, then your dryer might not be heating. A dryer that is no longer heating could be caused by a problem with one of the following parts below.

WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.

Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse is a safety device that shuts off the dryer when it detects dangerous levels of heat inside the dryer. This is done to prevent fires and also to prevent damage to the dryer’s motor. If the thermal fuse is blown, it might be the reason why there is no heat in your dryer. This part cannot be repaired and will need to be replaced. Test the thermal fuse for continuity and if no continuity exists, replace the thermal fuse.

If the thermal fuse is the reason for there being no heat in your dryer, then this might be caused by Continue reading

How to Dry Wet Sneakers in a Dryer without the Noise

Samsung Gray plastic clothes dryer Dryer Rack Part Number: DC61-02773A

Samsung Gray plastic clothes dryer Dryer Rack Part Number: DC61-02773A

If you need to quickly dry a pair of soaked shoes or sneakers, either because they are wet from puddles or running in the rain, or because they have recently been cleaned, use a dryer rack.

The clothes dryer rack accessory attaches to the clothes dryer itself and keeps items set on it stationary while warm dryer air circulates around the wet item. Using the dryer rack prevents loud banging and thumping noise from having the shoes loose inside the dryer drum and it protects the dryer from damage as well.

Holes in the rack also allow better air circulation to dry wet sneakers fast. Plus by using the dryer, you can control the heat and timer settings to make sure you dry your shoes gently.

Tips for drying shoes in the dryer:

  • Use the low, delicate or no heat clothes dryer settings
  • Tie the laces together to keep them from drooping and catching on the dryer drum

To purchase a dryer rack, use your clothes dryer’s model number to find the correct part for your dryer.

We sell dryer racks that fit most major brands including LG, Samsung, Kenmore, GE, Frigidaire, Maytag, and Whirlpool clothes dryers.

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