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Dryer Technical & Safety Tips

Make sure your external venting material is compliant with your Use and Care owners manual requirements. If you have the improper venting have it replaced as soon as possible to avoid any potential fire hazard from lint build up. Always replace vinyl and foil venting with rigid and/or metal flex venting. If you are unsure, call or e-mail our office and we will help you determine if you are compliant or not. Many “Use and Care” manual’s show pictures of the acceptable and unacceptable types of venting
    • Follow the proper loading procedure and machine operation.
    • Never overload the dryer.
    • Make sure your clean the dryer lint filter after every load.
    • If the clothes are not getting dry:
    1. Make sure the dryer has not pushed back against the rear exhaust duct causing an air flow restriction.
    2. Make sure the clothes are coming out of the washer spun damp dry – if the washer is not spinning the clothes damp dry, the dryer will not dry the clothes in a normal amount of time.

Tech Tip – Odors in your clothes coming out of the dryer!

Do you have BAD ODORS in your freshly dryed clothes? If you are painting, refinishing furniture or any wood products etc., in your house or one of your apartments, don’t be surprised if the clothes that come out of your dryer smell funny. In fact, sometimes the odor will be in the air and people believe they have a chemical problem coming from their dryer. Air out the house by opening some windows and re-launder the clothes. The chemicals in paints and refinishing products are heavier than air and fall to the lowest level in a house. The dryer pulls in surrounding air and all these odors into the dryer drum from around the cabinet to create a draft in order to circulate the hot air during the dryer cycle. Once you stop painting, etc and air out the house, the problem will go away after several days. If these suggested tips do not solve the problem, call Landers Appliance at (410) 682-3232 for fast, dependable service.

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