Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Public Safety

Clothes Dryer Safety

The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires was lack of maintenance followed by mechanical/part failure.

  • Do not operate the dryer without a lint filter. Before each use, the lint filter should be cleaned.
  • Turn the dryer off when you are leaving your home.
  • The dryer should be plugged into a suitable electrical outlet as overloaded outlets can result in blown fused or tripped circuits breakers.
  • Keep your dryer area clear of combustibles.

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