A dryer should have an average lifespan of eight to twelve years. If you want to buy a new dryer the best time of the year to do this is in and September and October. That is when the appliance manufacturers usually reveal their new lines, which means that the older models will usually go on sale during this time.
Another great time for appliances buying is on the holidays: Labor Day in September, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving and Black Friday during November and also often on the Fourth of July.
The lifespan of the dryer can be extended by making sure that the lint trap is regularly cleaned. Also, clean the dryer hoses, heating element and dryer ducts at least once a year. Not only does proper maintenance of these items extend your dyer life, but it also minimizes the risk of dryer fire which happens when lint accumulates in the ducts and on the heating element. Your dryer will also live longer and work far better if you don’t overload it.
The Three Most Common Reasons that Cause Dryer Failure:
- Consistently Overloading the Dryer
- Clogged Lint Screens
- Blocked Ventilation