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Do Dryer Sheets Harm My Dryer?


Question: Do Dryer Sheets Harm My Dryer?
The use of fabric softener dryer sheets won't permanently harm your dryer but they may effect its efficiency.

Just as fabric softener dryer sheets leave a residue on your clothing, they also leave residue in your dryer. This residue may clog the screen of the lint filter. If this happens, clean the screen with a fine brush and some detergent.

The electronic moisture sensor may also become coated with residue. The coating will prevent the sensor from working correctly and cause your clothing to overdry. Periodically, wipe off the sensor with a cotton ball and a little rubbing alcohol.

Always check to be sure the sheets come out of dryer with the load of clothes. They can sometimes become stuck in the lint filter or over a vent and prevent proper air flow.

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