Can tennis balls harm your dryer?
Many people use tennis balls in the dryer to fluff clothes and reduce static. But there’s a debate about whether tennis balls can damage your dryer.
The main risk is that tennis balls can harm the dryer drum because they’re hard and bounce around, hitting the drum forcefully. This can cause dents and damage the drum’s finish over time. Tennis balls can also make your dryer noisy because they bounce around, creating a lot of racket.
To safely use tennis balls in the dryer, follow these tips:
- Use clean tennis balls.
- Don’t use too many; for a small load, use 2-3 tennis balls, and for a larger load, use 4-5.
- Use a low heat setting.
- Check tennis balls for damage after each use and discard cracked or broken ones.
If you’re worried about damage, you can try wool dryer balls or dryer sheets as alternatives to fluff clothes and reduce static cling.
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