A clothes dryer, drying machine, or dryer is a household appliance that is used to dry and remove moisture from loads of laundry and textiles, usually shortly after they are cleaned and washed in a washer, or washing machine.

Most dryers consist of a rotating drum called a “tumbler”. Heated air is circulated through the rotating tumbler to evaporate the moisture. As the tumbler rotates, even distribution of air space is applied to the articles. The dryer can cause clothes to shrink, and/or become less soft as a result of a loss of fibers/lint.

Moisture and lint are created as a result of the tumble drying process, and are pulled from the drum by a fan motor and then pushed through the remaining exhaust conduit to the exterior termination fitting. A clean and clear dryer vent improves the efficiency and overall safety of the dryer. If the dryer duct pipe becomes partially obstructed and builds up with lint, drying time increases and causes the dryer to overheat and waste energy. In extreme cases, a blocked vent can potentially cause a fire.

Dryers are one of the most common household utilities that need servicing, call F&A Appliance Repair today to resolve any issues you may have!