Difficulty — Easy
Expertise — None
Frequency — Once a year
Where — All US
- Check your dryer's venting system for any pinches, crimps, or restrictions in the vent hose.
- Check the vent hood outside, to make sure it is clean and that the flapper door opens all the way when the dryer is operating.
- If you suspect your dryer vent is partially obstructed with lint, use a vent brush to clean the inside of your duct.
- The majority of newer dryers have moisture sensor bars behind the lint filter housing. Fabric softeners can leave a film on the sensor bars that decrease their accuracy, so if you use softeners, wipe the bars with a clean rag dampened with rubbing alcohol.
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