Appliances - Washer/Dryer

Carefully read your manufacturer's guide to understand all recommended safety tips and operating procedures for your washer and dryer.


Care and Maintenance Tips Dryer Maintenance

  • Clean the lint traps inside the dryer before every use. This will help the dryer work more efficiently.
  • Clean the lint traps and exhaust ducts outside the home monthly.  This will help avoid a fire hazard and help dryer performance.
  • The outside of the appliance can be cleaned by wiping it down with a damp cloth. If you have a stainless steel finish, you can use a stainless steel cleaner as well.

Safety

  • Keep the area under and around the washer and dryer free of combustible materials such as lint, paper, rags or chemicals.
  • Do not leave washer or dryer doors open; this may entice children or pets to hang on the door or climb into the appliance.

Washer Maintenance

  • Clean the inside of the washer once/month by pouring 1 cup of bleach into the pre-wash section of the dispenser with no clothes in the washer, and run on the Basket Clean cycle. If your model does not have a Basket Clean cycle, you can just run on the Gentle cycle with a small water load.
  • The gasket around the washer door should be cleaned periodically to maintain a tight water seal. Follow manufacturer's instructions for properly cleaning the gasket.
  • The outside of the appliance can be cleaned by wiping it down with a damp cloth. If you have a stainless steel finish, you can use a stainless steel cleaner as well.





* If you are in a Condo residence please refer to your Condo Association Documents to verify your responsibilities, if any, for the maintenance of these areas.