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Why isn't my dryer drying my clothes?

The dryer vent may be blocked, lint screen may be fully covered, or the heating element is malfunctioning. Review my tips on dryer venting to be sure you unit complies. If your dryer vent is blocked, it is a fire hazard and it would be better for you not to run the dryer for an extended period. Never use white plastic exhaust duct on any dryer! The plastic is not only flammable; it dramatically increases drying time.

How often should I have my dryer professionally cleaned?

Affordable Laundry Solutions recommends once a year.

Why isn't my washer draining?
It could be a worn belt, a broken coupler, a clogged water pump, a bad motor, or a pinched drain hose. If you're stumped...CALL US!

My washer and/or dryer broke down. How quickly can you be here?
We can service your washer or dryer today.

What are the advantages of a front load washer?
* Front load efficiency reduces annual water costs by nearly 70%. Front loaders typically use 40 percent less water than top-loaders. Their tumble action uses water movement to clean rather than an agitator--and this requires much less water. Over the course of a year the average family could save enough water to fill a backyard pool!
* Front load washers use up to 75% less electricity to run because continuously rotating action requires less energy than alternating agitation.
*Front loaders have a king-size capacity, enabling you to wash two baskets of laundry in a single load.
*Front load washers and dryers automatically customize each laundry load for better stain removal. Advanced rinse technology incorporates a fresh water rinse for whiter whites, brighter colors and clothing that smells and feels fresher.
* Front loaders feature whisper-quiet washing and the spin cycle is so efficient that wash time equals dry time--so you make fewer trips to the laundry room.

Do your replacement parts come with a warranty?
Yes, 90 days on the part that is replaced.

Do your new machines have the same warranty as Sears or Best Buy?
Yes, all our new machines come with a factory warranty. We also provide extended warranty plans.

Front Loading Washing Machine Tips

*Make sure your machine is level.
*Keep your washing machine clean by adding 1/2 gallon (2 litres) of vinegar and let the machine run through an entire wash cycle. Do this once a year to keep your machine sparkling.
*Make sure your hose screens are clean.
*Avoid over loading.

Front Loading Dryer Tips

*Clean lint screen after each use.
*Have dryer professional cleaned once a year.
*Keep your dryer's outside exhaust clean.
*If your dryer has an automatic dry cycle, use it rather than a timed cycle.
*Separate loads into light and heavy items (underwear and rugs do better if kept apart!)

13 Ways to Save on Laundry Costs

Laundry can be as expensive or as inexpensive as you want it to be, depending on what measures you take to cut the costs.  Here are 13 different ways to save on the cost of doing laundry, ranging from quick and easy to long-term solutions.  Not all tips are right for every family; just choose the ones you can work into your current system today and enjoy lower utility and laundry supply bills!

13 Ways to Save on Laundry Costs

1. Buy Energy Star rated appliances. 
That Energy Star emblem means they use less energy in a more efficient manner and will cost you less to  use.  When replacing old or worn out appliances, check first for the Energy Star on your replacement choices.

2. Cut dryer sheets in half.  One box lasts twice as long when you cut the sheets in half.  As soon as you open the box, break out the scissors and enjoy cutting your dryer sheet expenses by 50%!

3. Dilute laundry detergent in the bottle with water.  Save your empty laundry detergent bottles.  When you open a fresh one, pour half into the empty bottle.  You now have 2 bottles half full of detergent waiting to be filled with water.  You can fill water all the way to the top or 2/3 full, depending on the savings you want.  Diluted detergent will get your clothing just as clean, and if you’re used to filling the cap (or your family members are), this trick will save you. Most of us use more detergent than recommended or necessary anyway.

4. Use less detergent and liquid fabric softener.  Are you strong enough to skip the diluting and just use less?  More power to you!

5. Clean the lint trap before every load of laundry. 
A clean lint trap lets your dryer work more efficiently and dries clothes faster.  Spend the extra 20 seconds and empty it before you start the dryer.  Plus, a clean lint trap cuts down the risk of a dryer fire - how about that!

6. Line dry your clothes. 
String up a line, buy some cheap wooden clothes pins, and you’re in business.  Zero energy use and it costs exactly $0 to use.

7. Create a hybrid drying routine.  Maybe you don’t like line drying because of the possible clothing stiffness.  Maybe you can’t use a clothesline because of space limitations, like living in an apartment with no yard.  If you can’t convert wholly to the clothesline method for whatever reason, create a hybrid routine that still has you using your electric dryer, but only half as much.  Hang items to dry over shower curtain rods, hang from ceiling fans, or clotheslines for part of the time, dryer for the rest.  Get soft clothes with half the energy use.

8. Do less laundry. Wear jeans more than once, use bath towels more than once.  Sweaters and jackets can also be worn more than once if you wear them layered with a shirt underneath.  Make sure you hang up clothes that can be worn again so that they’re not washed by mistake.

9. Double up 1/2 loads of laundry and only dry full loads.
  Put your half load of washed whites in the dryer and let them wait until your next half load is complete.  Dry as one full load and cut the energy cost in half.

10. Dry loads back to back if possible to keep the dryer
from heating up again (save time and energy).

11. Double spin clothes in the washer.  After your washing machine is done, turn the knob to "Spin only" and spin the clothes a second time.  The centrifugal motion (spinning) helps to get extra water out of the clothes, which in turn take less time to dry in the dryer.

12. Use vinegar in the wash instead of fabric softener (1/4 cup).
  Smaller loads need smaller amounts, unless you want to smell vinegar on your clean clothes!  This cheap alternative to liquid fabric softener will save money on your laundry supply budget for certain.

13. Wash in the coldest temperature recommended for your clothes. 
Save your water heater from firing up to heat the water when possible.  Cold wash temperatures will also help to preserve the fibers in the material of your clothing, meaning it won’t wear out as fast.

By Homemaker Barbi - Danelle Ice | June 26th, 2008 | Category: How to Save on...

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