4 Maintenance Tips for Your Propane Clothes Dryer

4 Maintenance Tips for Your Propane Dryer

March 12, 2018 ____ Appliances

4 Maintenance Tips for Your Propane Clothes Dryer

If you have a propane-powered clothes dryer, you already know that it works faster, costs less to operate, and produces less static cling than an electric dryer–which means your clothes will look better for longer (if you don’t have a propane clothes dryer, what are you waiting for?).

But like any machine, a propane clothes dryer needs proper care to perform at its best. Here are four things you can do to help your propane clothes dryer last longer and perform better:

  1. Clean the lint screen regularly: Even a little bit of extra lint means that your dryer is going to need to work harder to get your clothes dry. Over time, that overwork will start to impede the overall function and efficiency of your dryer.
  2. Avoid putting soiled clothes in dryer: Try to keep the interior of the dryer as clean as possible by only drying clothes that have gone through the washing machine. If you want to dry clothes that are wet for some other reason – after a day at the beach, for example – put them through the washing machine first to avoid getting corrosive dirt and other damaging materials inside the dryer.
  3. Clean the outside of the dryer, too: Soap residue from just-washed clothes can corrode your dryer’s finish. Try to give your dryer a thorough wipe-down at least once a month.
  4. Clean the exhaust vents: Clean your dryer’s exhaust vent at least twice a year using a brush made specifically for this purpose (you can get them at your hardware store). Vent blockage can significantly reduce the flow of air to the dryer, leading to an increase in drying times and higher bills. Eventually, poorly maintained vents can become a fire hazard.

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4 comments

  1. If I connect my dryer to propane do I have to close the propane tank after I’m done drying. Is it safe and not going to waste propane?

    1. Hi Christine! You never have to turn off the propane container, except for an emergency. The appliance controls the gas usage into the dryer, the owner doesn’t need to do anything except using the dryer controls. Remember, turning off a container constitutes an “interruption of service” which in turn triggers the need for a leak check. As such, customers have no need to turn off containers for normal operations.

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