Modern high efficiency (HE) washers are becoming more common in Arizona households today. Hillside Appliance Services sometimes gets washer repair calls when the washer cycle is running longer. With the HE washers, it is most likely that the washer is more efficient EVEN IF it is running a longer cycle. Before you call for washer repair, check the washer’s manual or the manufacturer website to see what a normal cycle length is for your make and model of HE washer.
Clothes dryers are an important appliance to keep in good repair. Running a dryer too long or running a dryer that needs appliance repair will raise energy costs and cause frustration. Fortunately, many common dryer repair problems can be solved simply by paying attention to regular dryer maintenance.
Cleaning the lint trap or lint screen after EVERY load is one of the most important maintenance steps you can take. Not only will a clear lint trap help the clothes dry faster, it will also lessen the chance of lint getting into the dryer’s exhaust hose – a significant fire safety concern. It is equally important to vacuum behind and underneath the appliance several times each year. Do this more frequently if you live in a household with pets where pet hair and dust collect even faster.