One hidden piece of important maintenance is the dryer lint catcher, the dryer ducting tubes and the exhaust vent. While we empty the dryer's lint catcher with each load, the chute it protects with mesh needs periodic maintenance, along with the machines interior airways that lead to the exhaust duct work and outside vent opening.
A clogged air system or part of the air system not only reduces the efficiency of your dryer and dry times, but more importantly poses a serious fire hazard if left without inspection and professional cleaning.
Dryer duct work can become clogged to the point of "fuel build-up" that can catch fire from the dryer's heating element. A fire that starts inside the duct work is difficult to put out, since it is not accessible from the outside easily. And because so many of us leave the house with the dryer on, a fire could start and grow before it was discovered.
At Whit's Appliance, we see too many dryer ducts and venting systems that are dangerously clogged. The image on the left (top) is a section of clogged duct tubing and the left (lower) is a cleaned and safe duct tube. Call us for an inspection 406-580-3966..
—Whit's Appliance Repair in Bozeman, Montana