life span of a dryer
Model Number: atlantis Brand:
Less than 1 year
WHAT IS THE LIFE SPAN OF THE AVERAGE DRYER?
I have a Maytag "atlantis" electric dryer which i bought in july 2001. So it will be 12 years old next month. We have been using it all that time 2 or 3 times a week ever since. It still runs, it still generates heat. But over the last year, my wife has been complaining that the dryer has been taking longer and longer time to dry the same basic load of stuff. Is there any test (heating elements, perhaps?) i can perform to find out if something is wearing out, or needs to be replaced? or is it nearing the end of its natural life span and is it simply time to buy another dryer? Thanks in advance.
p.s.: I have fully cleaned out the lint in the machine as well as all along the rigid pipe that goes to the outside of my house.