How to Replace a Baffle in Your Dryer Drum

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The baffles attached to the inside of your dryer drum aren’t just for show, they actually play a role in drying your clothes. As the dryer drum rotates, the baffles fluff your clothing. Although a loose baffle isn’t a major malfunction, it can cause a few irritating issues, such as a loud rattling noise or snags in your clothing. A …

Unique Problems That Come With Ventless Dryers

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Choosing a ventless dryer is a good choice for homes that don’t already have a dryer vent, and don’t want the expense of having one installed. However, as ventless dryers lack a vent and thus have less of a chance of being clogged by lint, they come with their own unique set of potential problems. In vented dryer models, heated …

Why Is My Dryer Squeaking?

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You don’t fully realize how many rotations your dryer makes during a cycle until it squeaks on every single one. Even a slight squeak can be maddening and you obviously want it fixed as soon as possible. However, the cause of this noise can differ depending on where the squeak is coming from. You will want to get close and …

Why a Dryer is Stuck Drying in Air Fluff

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Typically when a dryer is spinning, but not heating, the first thing you suspect is a problem with the heat. This is a good first instinct. You will want to check the heating element and the high limit thermostat that will shut off power to the heating element if the appliance got too hot. However, if you test both with …

Replacing the Door Catch Kit in Your Dryer

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Slam that dryer door a little too hard or awkwardly? Well, when you do, you risk doing damage to the door catch kit. This door catch kit is made up of two parts, the strike on the body of the dryer and the catch on the actual door. The strike is inserted into the catch and helps to hold the …

How to Remove Items From a Dryer Lint Trap

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The lint trap in your dryer is meant to catch the ambient lint that comes off most dried clothing. However, other items can also find their way inside. This is less likely in dryers with lint traps in the front, but if your model has a top accessible lint trap, then items can find their way inside. Ever wonder what …