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Tommy’s appliance tips

May 2. Cornelius resident Tommy Walker had more than 50 years experience in appliance repair and operated Tommy’s Appliance Service until retiring a few years ago. Starting this month, Tommy will offer the community his advice for various appliances. 

Dryers are like us in a way, we have to inhale and exhale.

If either process is compromised, it affects dryer performance and drying time.

Roof-top vents should be cleaned out every two to three years. The lint screen is the lungs of the dryer, keep it clean.

Over use of static sheets will produce sticky substances to form on lint screen, which should be cleaned with a brush.

Avoid dryer balls and pellets. Balls remove the painted finish and the pellets also contain sticky substance that can contribute to clogs.

Also, for most times, I prefer the timed cycle.

Thanks and happy laundry duties, Tommy