I have an old clothes dryer. That machine is going 10 years now and seems to be running great! We all hate paying a ton of money to buy new appliances and if we take care of the ones we have it saves a lot of money. One way to extend the life of your dryer is to take out that Lint-Catcher and clean it with some warm soap n water.
Did you realized that you get build up on your lint catcher? It might seem like air is flowing perfectly through that mesh/vent but what you don’t see is a clear film. Take out your link-catcher and just see if it the water doesn’t go through like this picture of my dryer today.
You see? The water is collecting and not going through very well. It needs to be cleaned so the air will also flow correctly through. Take some warm water, dish soap and a toothbrush. Scrub it and rinse until the water flows through easily like this picture below. I like to clean this lint-catcher once every 2-3 months.
So remember, sometimes little upkeeping tasks will extend the life of the appliances that you use often. And this equals big savings!