Here you will find tips and advice provided by Excalibur Refrigeration & Appliance Service on maintaining your electrical appliances. Call or email us with your appliance questions or to schedule a service appointment. We serve the Cowichan Valley and the surrounding areas.
Good venting is the key to a long dryer life. The shorter and straighter the vent is the more efficient the dryer. Vents that travel up and around corners cause longer drying times. Keeping your dryer free of lint will also keep it running properly. Clean the lint filter after every load and vacuum the back interior of the dryer from time to time.
Front Load Washers
Using the correct soap is important. Always use a quality laundry detergent marked HE (High Efficiency) or a European brand.
Because the water in our area is quite soft, one to two tablespoons of detergent is all that is required. Using too much soap can damage the washer, and it will have trouble rinsing as they use low levels of water. Too much soap can also result in a buildup in the outer tub which can cause an odour in the machine.
This also applies to high-efficiency top load washers.