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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

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.

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Save Time and Money with a Dryer Repair Kit

Save Time and Money with a Dryer Repair Kit

If your dryer is making noise, will not start or tumble or is not getting the laundry dry, you could replace a single part — maybe a belt or the roller wheels — only to find that it did not solve the problem. Why not replace several parts at once, saving time and money? That’s the benefit of a Dryer Repair or Dryer Maintenance Kit.

The Advantage of Using a Dryer Repair Kit

Dryer repair maintenance kits typically come with several parts that tend to wear out and need replacement at the same time like dryer belts, roller wheels, pulley wheels and arms.

The advantage of buying a kit is that all these parts for your appliance’s model are included. It saves time in terms of individually buying all these parts and often there is a cost savings involved too.

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Drum Repair Kit Part number: 4392065 Whirlpool brand machine dryers – both gas and electric. This dryer repair kit includes a belt Also included are two drum rollers, 4 tri-rings, a clip, an instruction sheet, and an idler pulley. Use this repair kit when dryer becomes noisy, will not start, will not tumble, not enough or no heat, and leaves marks on clothing.

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Dryer maintenance/Repair Kit, part number 4392067 includes multi rib drum belt, 4 rollers, 9 tri-rings, instruction sheet and idler pulley, For 27″ wide dryers. Used on these Brands: Admiral, Amana, Caloric, Crosley, Estate, Hardwick, Jenn Air, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, Magic Chef, Maytag, Norge, Roper, Sears, Whirlpool

The kits above may solve issues involving the dryer not tumbling, the dryer being noisy or not drying clothing.

Drum Bearing Repair Kits

The dryer bearing can be a front or rear bearing and it supports the drum as the turns. Over time and from use, the bearing can wear out and fail leading to noise.  If the part is not replaced eventually the drum will fail to turn at all.

 

Dryer Bearing Repair Kit Part Number: WE49X20697

If you have a front bearing, kit WE49X20697 comes with replacement drum glides, felt seal and belt, in addition to the bearing part. Again, the advantage of buying a kit is replacing the other parts that can also be worn, like the drum glides and felt seal, when making your bearing repair.

Make Your Clothes Last Longer with the Right Washer and Dryer Settings

Make Your Clothes Last Longer with the Right Washer and Dryer Settings Choosing the right settings on your washer and dryer can help reduce the added stress each item goes through every time you wash and dry it. Learning the best laundry settings will help preserve your favorite items of clothing and help all your laundry look it’s best.

Preparing the Laundry for Washing

Always read and follow the care instructions on the label.

Sort the laundry by color and fabric type to make sure that delicate items are not put on the same cycle as items with sturdier fabric.

Turn pockets inside-out to prevent items like candy and lip balm from being included in your wash cycle.

Turn items inside out to help preserve their color.

Use this sorting time to exam each piece for stains that might need to be pre-treated. Although, the ideal time to treat stains is as soon as they happen to minimize the stain and prevent it from setting into the fabric.

Washing Machine Settings

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Why Your Modern Slow Cooker Won’t Cause a Fire

Modern Slow Cooker and Fires Fans of a popular TV show were outraged when a fire caused by a slow cooker caused the death of a beloved character. So what are the chances your modern slow cooker could cause a fire as well? It’s very slim, according to an article on Popular Science. https://www.popsci.com/small-appliance-fire-safety-crock-pot#page-2

Thanks to a device that many modern appliances have called a thermal protector (also known as a thermal cutoff) your appliance will shut off before reaching a high temperature that could spark a fire.

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Stacking a washer and dryer

stacked washer and dryerMaybe you moved into a new apartment or are downsizing your home and you need some extra space; stacking your washer and dryer might just be the answer. But before you get stacking, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Measure the space

Make sure you have enough room so that your newly stacked appliances fit into their new space.  You also need to have some room in back for venting, cords and hoses. If you are placing Continue reading

7 Tips for an Easier Laundry Day

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  1. Toss a dry towel in with your wet dryer load. It will shorten your load’s drying time.
  2. Pay attention to the buzzer. As soon as your dryer’s buzzer sounds, put your next load in to maximize any heat already produced in your dryer from the last load.
  3. Hang up or fold warm laundry to avoid wrinkles.
  4. Install a rack near your dryer to hang up any items that wrinkle easy. A shower tension rod or an old ladder suspended from the ceiling work well.
  5. Dingy whites? Hang items on a line outside in bright sunshine to dry and whiten them.
  6. Use a basket or bin system for each family member who can come and get their clean laundry themselves. They can also use the basket to transport their dirty laundry to the laundry room.
  7. Stinky gym clothes? If it’s a synthetic blend, try rinsing them out with cold water after wearing and launder immediately. You can also try freezing the offending item to see if it destroys the odor.
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