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Monday, May 3, 2021

How To Clean A Dryer Vent With Sears PartsDirect

Performing regular home maintenance is essential for owning a home. This will help extend the life of your appliances.

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 Owning a home is awesome but it does require regular home maintenance. That means that there are things on your to-do list that people who live in apartments don't have to. Things like yard work, cleaning the gutters, and changing the furnace filters may not be fun but they are part of being a homeowner. Maintaining your things like appliances in your home will not only help them run properly and may also extend their life. Cleaning the lint out of the dryer filter and changing the water filter on the refrigerator needs to be done. Doing simple maintenance on your large appliances yourself will mean not having to call a repairman.

Fixing a dryer with do-it-yourself appliance repair 

 Even with regular maintenance, your large appliances may need to be repaired. The other day, I was noticing that my dryer was requiring longer dry cycles to dry my clothes. I would set the dryer to run for an hour but the clothes would still be damp. So I decided to do a thorough cleaning of the lint trap. Even with cleaning the dryer filter after each use, the dryer lint can build up in places beyond the filter. So that meant I had to go grab a screwdriver to remove the dryer filter compartment. 

 While removing the dryer filter compartment is simple to do, it is time-consuming. So, I unscrewed the five screws and took off the dryer filter holder. I was then able to remove some more dryer lint. It is amazing how much dryer lint escapes the dryer lint filter. This excess lint can cause fires so make sure to clean out the dryer lint after each time you use the dryer. Then check underneath the lint filter regularly, about once a month. Then remove the dryer vent hose in the back of the dryer to remove the lint. 

Five signs you need to clean your dryer vent

+ Drying clothes take longer. A clogged dryer vent could mean the clothes take longer to dry.
+ A burning smell.
+ A very hot dryer.
+ Lint coming from the dryer vent outside your house
+ You have not cleaned the dryer vent for over a year

The dryer does not heat up

 After cleaning my dryer vent, my dryer stopped heating up. So while the dryer tumbled, it did not dry the clothes. My dryer was only 4 years old so rather than replacing the dryer, I decided to see if I could fix the appliance problem myself. While searching online for appliance repair tips, I discovered Sears PartsDirect.

 This do-it-yourself appliance repair website had all the information that I needed to feel comfortable to repair my dryer without having to call a repair technician. Sears PartsDirect even had the Dryer Parts that I needed to make the repairs. I loved that I could save money on appliance repairs. Sears PartDirect is a must-have website for homeowners who need appliance repair help. It is a do yourself appliance repair website

Sears PartsDirect offers:

+ Tips to help you figure out what may be wrong with your large appliance
+ Manuals and diagrams to help you locate the faulty part
+ Pictures and videos to help you understand the appliance repair
+ Step-by-step repair guides to help you fix your appliance
+ Articles and videos that show you how to fix your appliance
+ Parts that you need to purchase to fix your appliance
+ Repair technicians if you need help repairing your large appliance

Sears is the handyman resource center

 I really liked that Sears PartsDirect had everything that I needed to tackle the job of repairing my dryer. By watching the informative videos on their website, I felt confident that I could first diagnose the problem with my dryer. Then I had a place to order the parts that I needed to fix my dryer. The appliance expert in the videos mentioned several things that could be causing my dryer not to heat up. From fuses to a faulty heating element, the estimate for the total cost for the repair was under $100. So that is cheaper than paying for a service call to my house. That is way cheaper than buying a new dryer.

Sears PartsDirect is the best place for home maintenance tips

 Sears PartsDirect has wonderful articles to learn more about how to best do your home maintenance beyond large appliances. These articles provide so many great tips for homeowners. From replacing the water filter on your fridge to changing the blades on your lawnmower, it was like having my dad available to teach me all that I needed to know about owning a home. The best part is being able to buy items that I need like water filters and parts to repair my appliances. I also like saving money.

Update: Thanks to Sears PartsDirect my dryer is working again. See how I fixed it and how I discovered that a built-up of dryer lint may have been the cause of the heating element braking. This could have started a fire as the lint was burnt. To find out how to avoid your dryer breaking and catching on fire read my update post HERE.


Brianne said...

That is so great! This makes things so much easier if you don't know how to do it yourself or you don't think you'll do a good enough job.

Vanessa said...

I love all the tips you can find with Sears Home Direct. It makes it so much easier to take care of your home. Now I need to go check my dryer!

AiringMyLaundry said...

I need to do this! My dryer vent is probably gross. We haven't cleaned it since we moved in like 5 years ago.

Krystle said...

My dryers has been taking longer to dry lately, sounds like it's time to clean it!

The Super Mom Life said...

I wish I had seen this last month when our dryer stopped working. It would have saved us so much time!

Janel said...

I didn't know this was a yearly thing to-do! Great tips of what to watch for!

sarah m said...

I probably need to look into this. I keep hitting 'a little more' on the dry cycle. I bet there is a clog.

Brandy Ellen said...

Fabulous tips to clean dryer vent. Glad you shared this as it can be a fire hazard.

Marysa said...

Appliance maintenance is so important! Especially when it comes to something like a dryer, not just the fire hazard but also because it is such an important appliance in the home.

Jaredamy said...

We have had so many home projects lately that it is overwhelming. Having help from professionals is such a relief.

Kathy said...

I think this is extremely important. We just cleaned ours out not that long ago. I know we have to start cleaning it out more often too.

Lisa Martin said...

Our drier has been taking forever to dry our clothes. I am going to check into how to clean our vent. Thank you for sharing this!

Terri Steffes said...

I have heard of many a house fire started from dirty dryer vents. This is a nice post for how to prevent this.

Fatima D Torres said...

We had an issue with ours early this year. Turns out we had to clean the vents that led outside.

Nikki Wayne said...

Glad to see this post, I haven't clean mine for a while.

Lyanna Soria said...

This is quite an informative and amazing guide especially to those who have no idea how to clean one. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Melanie Edjourian said...

That's really good to know. We use the dryer loads so it helps to know what to do in order to fix specific things. I try to remove lint from the filter as often as possible.

Gervin Khan said...

These are very helpful information and will definitely try these tips when cleaning my dryer.

Mamacita La Cuponera said...

To clean a dryer vent with Sears PartsDirect is peace of mind! Their reputation is amazing. They are my go to brand.

Heather said...

Thanks for reminding me to clean my dryer vents. It's good to know Sears is there to help.

Lynndee said...

I didn't know lints could escape the filter. Thanks for the tip. I will have to check ours. -LYNNDEE

Heather D said...

This is one of those really bad fire hazards many people ignore. Thanks for spreading the word!

Kita Bryant said...

This is a must thing to clean. This is something I need to do for sure.

Janeane M Davis said...

It is important to clean and maintain our appliances so they can last longer and be safer. You provided some good information here.

Anosa Malanga said...

Glad I came over this post. Definitely another learning experience in maintaining appliances! Thank for sharing your inputs.

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of this site but looks like Sears PartDirect is a great resourceful site! I'll definitely check it out incase I need to repair my home appliances.

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