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Putting a “Damp”er on Your Laundry: Possible Reasons Your Dryer Isn’t Fully Drying Clothes

Your home dryer is an appliance that makes your life significantly easier that you may take for granted, but like all home appliances, it can eventually lose its efficiency over time. You may notice that your dryer isn’t fully drying your clothes, which forces you to run your dryer much longer than usual. Understanding the cause of these problems can help you fix this issue before it gets even worse over time.

Here are a few of the possible reasons why your electric dryer is not heating or fully drying your clothes.

Too Much Clothing

Overloading your dryer with too many clothes makes it more challenging for you to fully dry all of your clothes in one cycle. Too many clothes will also put additional stress on the dryer’s motor and other components. Reading the owner’s manual can help you determine the maximum load limits, as reducing the number of clothes is an easy way to fix this problem without contacting a repair company.

Blocked Air Vent

Airflow plays a critical role in making sure your clothes are dried properly. However, clogged air vents are an all too common problem that restricts airflow and makes it much more difficult to dry your clothes. Cleaning your lint trap after every use should be second nature and is a great way to stay proactive and avoid the buildup of lint and other particles.

Clothes Are Too Wet

One of the main functions of a washer is to remove the excess water from your clothes before you put them in the dryer. You may need to change your washer settings if your clothes are still soaked after going through the washer. Making sure that it’s set to the proper cycle is important — otherwise, you may have to reach out to a repair company if you still notice an issue. It is a general rule of thumb that if your clothes are still wet at the end of the wash cycle, do NOT put them into the dryer.

FixEm Appliance Repair specializes in home appliance repair services for clients in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We service all major home appliances, from dryer maintenance to Whirlpool washer repair and everything in between. Our goal is to offer the best customer service, as we take pride in always communicating openly and educating our clients on how to use each appliance properly. Feel free to contact FixEm Appliance Repair today to learn more about our services!