But as simple as it may seem, many home owners do not realize that they are making small mistakes that may hamper their efforts and eventually harm the machine. Be sure you know how to properly use your dryer to avoid a preventable call to an appliance repair technician.
Not cleaning the lint
Leaving lint in the dryer filter lowers the efficiency of the machine by slowing down the drying process. It can also cause the dryer to overheat and possibly catch fire. Make sure to clean out both the lint filter and the trap.
Not removing stuff from the pockets
Erasers, coins or crayons left in the pockets create chaos inside of a dryer. Not only will you stain your clothes, but gunk stuck on the inside of the machine requires special attention. To avoid a bigger mess, try vacuuming up the chunks of dish and scraping the remains with a flat, hard edge. Then, scrub the drum with vinegar to remove any sticky residue.