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Commercial Dryers Operation

Commercial Dryers Operation

The dryer uses heated air to dry loads of laundry. When the motor is started, the exhaust fan pulls room temperature air in through louvers at the rear of the dryer and over the heat source (burner flame for gas and heating element for electric). The heated air moves through the heater duct and into the cylinder, where it circulates through the wet load. The air then passes through the lint filter, air duct, and exhaust fan, where it is vented to the outdoors.

How Thumble dryers work


A clothes dryers are very reliable, and very cheap to build. You'll be surprised at how simple this common machine is. Clothes dryers have:

  • A rotating cylinder that holds the clothes.
  • An electric or gas powered heater that heats the air that is drawn through the clothes as they tumble, which in turn heats up the clothes and the water in them.
  • An exhaust fan that passes out of the dryer and out of the house - this is how the water exits the dryer in the form of steam.

A lint filter stops a small fluff or elements of geting out into the atmosphere. If this filter is cloged or full with the fluff, an air can't get through it and a drying procss is unfecective. So before each cycle, this lint finter should be cleaned. Usually it is very simple. The lint filter is located at the front of the dryer in the lower part of the door opening. Slide your hand through the filter and put the dust in the trash.

How to clean a lint filter.

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