Your Dryer Lint Trap Needs Cleaning Too!

Posted by Haley Waple on 9/21/2017 to Appliance Maintenance
Your Dryer Lint Trap Needs Cleaning Too!

After every load of laundry you should be cleaning you lint trap/screen.  Over time not cleaning your lint trap/screen can lead to a number of problems to occur. Make sure to follow these steps in order to clean your dryer lint trap/screen.

Not cleaning this can cause a fire can occur in your dryer unit. This film will then block the air flow resulting in the dryer using more energy to hear the unit which can cause the dryer to burn out sooner or cause a fire to occur. Cleaning your lint trap/screen after every use will prolong the life of your dryer unit.  

1.       Fill the sink, tub, bucket or whatever you’re using to clean the lint trap/screen in with hot water. Let the lint trap/screen soak.

2.       Add soap to the water and mix it around

3.       Remove any loose lint, debris, or particles from the lint trap/screen. Then use a vaccum to suck up the debris

4.       Place the lint trap back clean hot water and soak it

5.       Use a brush to remove the residue that can occur from dryer sheets

6.       Rinse the lint trap/screen frequently until the residue has been removed

7.       If not satisfied, continue soaking and scrubbing the lint trap/screen

8.       Rinse completely with warm water

9.       Dry the lint trap/screen with a towel or cloth

10.   Air dry the lint trap/screen before inserting it back into your dryer unit

Be sure to follow these steps so you can have a squeaky clean lint trap/screen for your dryer! Remember to clean is frequently to prolong the life of your dryer. If you need to replace your dryer lint screen you can purchase one here.

How do you clean your dryer lint trap/screen? Let us know in the comments below!

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