Dryer Repair; What Happens if You Don’t Clean the Lint Trap?

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If you need a dryer repair in the Kansas City area, we are here to help. One of the most important tasks you can do to maintain the safety of your home is to regularly clean out the dryer lint trap on your clothes dryer. This is the cause of many common house fires! Don’t wait to get a dryer repair when its too late, call Able Appliance today!

When lint is allowed to accumulate in its trap, it can contribute to lint buildup in the exhaust vent itself, as well as allow moisture to become trapped, which promotes mold growth. The greatest danger, however, of not regularly cleaning your lint trap and vent is that lint is highly combustible, and if it comes into proximity to the dryer’s heating element, it can quickly ignite and start a house fire. According to FEMA, dryers cause approximately 13,820 fires and over $233 million in property damage each year in the United States. This is why you should clean the lint filter between each and every batch of clothes.

If dryer sheets and fabric softener have gunked up your lint screen, soak it in hot water and dishwashing soap designed to remove grease and oil. Gently scrub the screen with a soft brush, rinse it, and let it air dry before reinserting it into its slot. Some other things you can do to reduce dryer repair needs and most of all dryer fires include:

  • Never place clothing or rags that have been soaked in gasoline, motor oil, cooking oil, or other flammable liquids into the dryer, even after they have been washed.
  • Never let your dryer run while nobody is home.
  • Clean your dryer vent regularly.
  • Keep flammable liquids and materials, such as paper, lint, or even stacks of clothing, away from the dryer.

We are not just another appliance company; we have an outstanding reputation with the Better Business Bureau. Our family owned and operated business goal is – has – and always will be to have your business not just today but also gain it for a lifetime! We have been servicing the Kansas City area for 39 years, but we also service the areas of Independence, Leawood, Prairie Village, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Platte Woods, Parkville, and many more. We offer FREE service calls, with a serviceable repair, like a dryer repair. We service all major brands of dryers. Brands such as LG, Samsung, Kenmore, Maytag and many more. If you don’t see your dryer on our brands list – feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to work with you to get your appliance repaired!

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