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    Default Clothes dryer question

    The other day my friend was horrified to find out that I leave my clothes dryer running and then go to bed, and that I go out of the house with it going sometimes too. Re. fire risk.

    This last year or so is the first time I've ever owned a clothes dryer, so I'm not really aware of any 'rules'.

    Am I really committing a dangerous act here? Enlighten me please.

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    Its not something id do. Only have ot on when home and and definitely not when asleep as i leave back door open for ventilation

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    Personally I would never leave a dryer running either while asleep or out of the house.
    Also make sure you clean the lint filter all the time. I clean mine pretty much every time I use it. It's amazing how fast it builds up and I think that's one of the main fire risks.
    Tbh I try to avoid using it as much as possible as I'm a bit paranoid about them (plus the electricity cost)!

    This might be helpful: https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/inju...s-dryer-safety 😀

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    I don't BUT with the new machines I personally think they are a lot safer. They do not turn on when you haven't cleaned lint etc so if it works for you I'd say go for it.

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    No - but I don't leave anything going when asleep or going out

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    I do. Its a new dryer, I wouldn't with my old one. And I always make sure the lint bit is clean.

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    No way would I leave the house or go to sleep with it on. I use every week day night. D's1 only has one uniform. Even with a new dryer I wouldn't.

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    I don't have it on when I go to bed, but only because the laundry is up near the kids rooms and zips etc hitting the drum are noisy, but I do leave it on when we go out if I have it on. We have a condenser unit and I think they are safer. I also clean the lint catcher with every use, and dig it out of the lint traps on the sides regularly too.

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    Yes, all the time

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    I don't use mine often, but whenever I do, I have no problem turning it on then going to bed or going out.


 

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