You always want to keep an eye on the lint production of your dryer because it can cause house fires that often go unnoticed until too much damage has already been done. Your washer and dryer rarely get cleaned as much as they should, and all that dust buildup can contain things your family doesn’t want to be inhaling. It’s best to give your dryer a good cleaning occasionally. Continue reading to see how to clean your clothes dryer.
Tasks can be done by: Homeowner, cleaning company, or handyman
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Step 1 – Clean Clothes Dryer
- Clear the filter of any lint.
- Pour a small amount of water onto the filter screen after clearing off any lint.
- If the water pools up on the top instead of flowing through the screen, wash the screen in warm, soapy water using a bristle brush to scrub it.
- Rinse, retest, and repeat until the water flows straight through.
- Unplug the dryer and pull it away from the wall before you start.
- The outside of the dryer gets dirty over time and will start looking grimy. Clean the outside with a cloth and any cleaning spray of your choice. Give the knobs and buttons a good cleaning as well.
- Move on to cleaning the interior. Remove the lint trap and wash it in a sink with hot, soapy water. Let the lint trap air dry.
- Now move on to the drum of the dryer. Remove any obstructions in the drum, such as threads or anything stuck to the sides.
- If your dryer has sticky areas inside the drum, you can apply warm olive oil on the areas and use a scraper to scrape it up. You can also get rid of scuff marks inside by making a paste of baking soda and water and rub it on the problem areas.
- Supply List & Costs: cleaning cloth, cleaning spray of your choice, olive oil, flat scraper, baking soda (optional)
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