Dryer Maintenance!

The days of the clothesline are long behind us, as non commercial clothes dryers are claiming a vital place in the households of more and more average families. A dryer is a useful device, of course, able to save one both time and money, but as with every household appliance proper maintenance of the unit is vital in order to guarantee it a long and useful life.
The following tips should guarantee your dryer a long operating life, your clothes a longer future, and save you money in the process.

-Make sure to clean your lint filter after every load kenmore dryer repair los angelesĀ , using soap and water. Simply scrubbing the lint filter may leave a waxy residue behind.
– Have the interior of the dryer, lint screen and exhaust duct cleaned by a qualified service technician every 18 months.
– Make sure to keep the area around the dryer free of clatter, as you need to provide air flow to the unit.
– The best times for laundry are in the early morning or late evening, as there are less demands on energy resources, making it less expensive and environmentally preferable to use the units.
– To reduce drying times, use a wash cycle with a fast spin speed to remove water from heavy items.
– Choose the automatic drying cycle for accurate drying time to save energy and time.
Lastly, do not leave any dump or wet items for long periods inside the dryer , this can be a serious fire hazard.

Maintenance tips

Ice Machines:

The type of Ice Machine I’m referring to is a Stand Alone Ice Machine. Mostly manufactured by: Kitchen Aid ,Whirlpool… This Ice Machine’s have a evaporator plate that water runs over to create a block of ice. After time this plate needs to be cleaned or the block of ice will not drop into the cutting grid or will take longer than normal to drop, creating problems with your appliance.

To solve this problem you can put your ice machine in clean mode and use cleaner to clean your ice machine. Directions for this are normally on the ice machine door. If not found there you can get a basic cleaning method off the cleaning bottle. I recommend a nickel save cleaner. As always please check your manual. Ps make sure you rinse the system with clean water after cleaning. The cleaner is a acid cleaner. If you don’t think you can does this please call an appliance pro.

Dryers:

Is your dryer taking too long to dry your clothes? The first thing you should check is your outside vent. Some vents are located on your roof, so please be careful if you’re going to do this yourself. Some are located on the outside wall behind the dryer and can easily be cleared out. If you’re going to call a repair service to clear your vent you should ask if they clear vents, some appliance companies don’t clean venting.

If your vent is clear and you’re still having same problem: call a appliance service company.

Refrigerators:

Most Refrigerators have condenser coils that need to be cleaned. These coils keep the compressor cool and help the performance of the machine, saving you Money. Of course check your manual for the location of these coils and if there accessible from the front of the machine you can get a coil brush cleaner to clean the condenser coils. Use the coil cleaning brush for this job. You can usually get one at home depot or Lows at the appliance area; just ask for a refrigerator coil cleaning brush.

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