I often hear stories in Chandler AZ and other parts of the Valley where people believe their dryer is on its last legs because it’s taking longer to dry their clothes, especially if it’s an older model. The saying “they don’t make things like they used to” rings true in this case. Your trusty 10-15-year-old dryer, if well-maintained, could easily last 25-30 years or even longer.
However, some folks fall into the trap of replacing their appliances prematurely. They purchase a brand-new washer and dryer, thinking it will solve the issue, only to find that their clothes still don’t dry efficiently. Many modern dryers come equipped with sensors and error codes, and these smart appliances often indicate a problem by displaying codes like D-80 or D-90, signifying that the dryer vent is 80% filled with lint. That would be easily known if you called us and we did a video camera inspection
Instead of rushing to buy a new dryer when your old one seems to struggle, consider a simpler and more cost-effective solution: regular dryer vent cleaning every 1-3 years. This maintenance routine can keep your dryer running smoothly, save you money, and extend the lifespan of your trusty appliance.