Tips to Maintain Your Dryer

If you already dread laundry, then dryer maintenance and repair likely isn’t high on your to-do list. So many things can go wrong if your dryer isn’t properly maintained and many of these issues can lead to disaster. You can prevent many of these dangerous issues with simple care and regular maintenance of your dryer.

Avoid Dangerous Dryer Fires

We’ve all seen it on the news at least once in our lifetime and the headline usually goes something like this, “Home destroyed in Fire caused by dryer”. You can easily avoid a dryer fire by thoroughly cleaning and scheduling regular maintenance for your dryer. New or old, these machines heat up and if not properly cared for can spark a fire that can have catastrophic results.

Other reasons to perform regular maintenance of your machine is to extend the life of your dryer. Many appliances can last as long as ten years when properly serviced. Your dryer will run much more efficiently which in turn can save you tons of money in the end.

What You Can Do Yourself

You don’t have to call for dryer repair for every issue, some can be resolved by doing a few simple tasks on your own. By working this list into your regular cleaning schedule, you can not only help your dryer run efficiently, but you can spot an issue before it becomes a major one. These things include:

  • Clean out the dryer vent
  • Empty the lint trap after each load
  • Clean out exhaust duct monthly
  • Ensure the vent isn’t dented or crushed
  • Ensure the airline isn’t restricted
  • If gas powered, check for leaks regularly and replace the gas line regularly.
  • Don’t overload the dryer. Smaller loads mean the dryer doesn’t have to work as hard.

None of these really take any extra time out of your day. By incorporating these points into your regular cleaning schedule, you can save yourself a lot of time and money in the long run. While doing your own cleaning and maintenance you can easily spot issues that can lead to a breakdown of your dryer.

Signs of Trouble

Just like with any major appliance, there are often warning signs you can easily spot before a problem turns into a major repair issue. No one wants to be inconvenienced by an appliance that won’t work or needs to be replaced completely. Signs to look out for include:

  • Drum won’t turn
  • Heat is insufficient (takes multiple cycles to dry a load)
  • Dryer won’t start
  • Makes banging, popping or roaring sound
  • Stops mid cycle

When a problem arises that is beyond your level of expertise you need a dryer repair service you can count on to get you up and running quickly. If you live in the Greater Boston or Boston North area, take comfort in knowing that CS Appliance Service is here for all your dryer repair needs.

Our experienced technicians are ready to assist you in quickly determining the problem and the best, most cost-effective solution.  Don’t be stuck with wet laundry! Call us at (781) 953-9600 to schedule a service call, or visit us on Facebook at