Our repairman advised us to stop using dryer sheets. He showed us that a film of waxy material had built up over time on the moisture sensors in our front-loading dryer. These sensors are small bars sitting just under the door. If they cannot perform properly they keep the dryer running too long or cut it off before the load is dry. He said that the waxy stuff also causes lint to adhere to the inside walls of the vent, which reduces energy efficiency. He cleaned the bars with plain rubbing alcohol on a white rag. We were able to SEE the residue he removed. We now use tennis balls in the dryer and that seems to do just fine.
5 Places You May Be Forgetting to Clean in the Laundry Room
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