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5 Easy Ways to Avoid Dryer Disaster

America's Preferred Home Warranty, Home Maintenance

Many home dryers don’t receive much maintenance beyond cleaning out the lint screen. According to the US Fire Administration, there are a few easy things you can do to keep your dryer running safer and better, for longer.  

  • Start with the basics: If you don’t currently clean out your lint screen before or after each dry cycle, now is a good time to get into the habit—no one wants a dryer fire to remind them to do it more often!
  • Inside out: The next time you use your dryer, step outside and inspect the outdoor vent covering to ensure that it opens when the machine is in use.
  • Check the back: Be sure to check the back of your dryer periodically, as lint can build up there as well. Make sure to unplug the machine before you start clearing the lint.
  • Go for flow: While you’re there, be sure to inspect the venting system to ensure nothing is restricted, crushed, or otherwise damaged. Again, be sure your dryer is unplugged before you start checking.
  • Call in the pros: If you encounter a problem that regular maintenance can’t solve, it might to be time to hire a professional.

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