Why clean?

Lint builds up on the trap, causing blockage that prevents air from flowing through the trap. This slows down the drying of clothes and wastes energy and time. It can also contribute to a dryer fire.

Clean it after every use

You should clean the lint trap in your dryer before or after each use. It is a good habit to get involved even with small loads. If you make it part of your routine, you are much less likely to accidentally forget it.

Removing lint from the filter is not enough. The fluff trap must also be cleaned to remove residues from the dryer fabric softener films and sticky detergent residues that block the airflow.

Per month

Once a month, it is a good idea to remove the lint trap and wash it well. Place the filter in hot soapy water and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Then gently scrub it with a sponge or a soft brush. Rinse it out well. Let the trap dry completely before putting it back in the dryer.

Every month or every other month

Fluff forms behind and under the fluff trap. If this is the case, your dryer is not working as efficiently. It takes longer to dry clothes. It can cause odors that can be transferred to clean clothes, and the big problem is that it is the main cause of dryer fires.

This should be cleaned monthly if you do a large number of dryer loads per month, or bi-monthly if you do an average number.

How to clean it

This is difficult to do without the right tools. I use the VaccUFlex ™. It attaches to any vacuum hose, including a vacuum cleaner. It comes with hoses of various sizes that attach to the main pipe and can basically suck a ring out of a drain with its power.

Look at the pictures that happened when I used them on a friend's dryer – who should remain nameless!

Where can you get it? Simple and you don't even have to leave the house. I've tried them all and that's the best. It has tons of other uses too.

Share with your friends!

Leave a comment