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Cleaning your dryer vent

Everyone loves clean dry clothes, and we take it for granted until our dryer stops working. When your clothes dryer stops drying, there are a lot of reasons why it could no longer be getting the job done. But after repairing countless dryers over the years in Omaha and Lincoln, we’ve seen three problems surface the most. Let’s take a look at the most common clothes dryer repairs.

A clogged air vent will gradually decrease your dryer’s efficiency and lead to more costly repairs, like blown fuses and damaged heating elements. If you notice damp clothing after the cycle is completed, excessive heat radiating from the dryer, or burning smells, you may have a clogged air vent. The good news is you can clean the vent yourself in a matter of minutes. Start by pulling your dryer unit away from the wall to reveal the vent extension. Remove the vent extension from both the dryer and the wall outlet. If you have a shop vac, run the nozzle as far into the extension and wall as you can. The shop vac should suck out all the debris that’s built up over time. Do this every six months to prevent any build-up.

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