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.
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
Keep 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
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.
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