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Clean your dryer screen, (not just the lint!)

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by offroadkid, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. offroadkid

    offroadkid

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    Some of you may already know about this, but I didn't until the wife e-mailed it to me today.

    Apparently even though we clean the lint from the screen, there's still clogging that we can't see. I tried it when I got home, and sure enough, after 8 years of drying, my screen held water!! I cleaned and dried it, and am anxious to see if my stuff dries better and faster.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/dryer.asp
     
  2. dieseldog

    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    I KNEW there was a reason I never use dryer sheets.
     
  3. offroadkid

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    LOL!! There's a alternate option!!
     
  4. hoser

    hoser SILVER Star

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    Good tip, Offroadkid. Don't forget to clean out the ducting itself. The "coil" part likes to collect lint and eventually can catch fire. Also, check the end of the vent. Some have a grill that can get clogged.
     
  5. archie

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    Good info, I'll try using the solar dryer ( clothesline) because it's low maintenance.