Clean your dryer lint filter after every load of clothes… Do you know that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh in your lint filter, and that’s what can burn out the heating unit or cause longer than normal drying times. You can’t SEE the film, but it’s there.
The best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush at least every six months. You will lengthen the lifespan of your dryer.
Note: We tested my screen by running water on it. Sure enough, the water collected in a puddle, nothing went through the screen! And this was after I used the vacuum cleaner hose on it! So I turned on the hot water and took a little detergent and a nylon brush and gave it a little scrub I had it done in 30 seconds. I then ran the water over the screen and what a difference the water just gushed through it with no puddle at all. So when you clean your dryer lint filter, remember to take out the lint that is visible and to wash it under hot hot to ensure that you get all of the hidden material.
If you believe that your dryer is not working for any other reason, give us a call and we will be happy to come check out your dryer. Our number is (Brooklyn) 718-694-0900 or (Rockland) 845-362-0900. Or you can send in an online form by clicking here!