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Janet wrote:

Ditto. All my drying loads are pure cotton and I clean the filter
every time. Someone drying fabrics like polyester might get a lot less
lint.


IMO, you should *always* clean out the lint trap before drying clothes. Even
if it's not so bad, you will get better air-flow (and drying action) with a
clean one. I use a neighborhood laundry mat and I always scrape a thick
layer of lint off the filter before drying. Evidently, no one else here
thinks to do this.

G.

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Janet wrote:

Ditto. All my drying loads are pure cotton and I clean the filter
every time. Someone drying fabrics like polyester might get a lot less
lint.


IMO, you should *always* clean out the lint trap before drying clothes. Even
if it's not so bad, you will get better air-flow (and drying action) with a
clean one. I use a neighborhood laundry mat and I always scrape a thick
layer of lint off the filter before drying. Evidently, no one else here
thinks to do this.

G.

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The reason I only clean mine every second or third time is that I never see
any lint if I do it every time. Of course, I'm not using a neighborhood
laundry mat, so the only lint is from my own items. There are certain
things (like blankets) where I would check the filter as soon as I have used
the dryer.

I know what you mean about a thick layer of lint on neighborhood machines.
Several of us rented a condo for a week for vacation a couple of years ago.
My friend complained that the dryer wasn't getting any of her clothing dry.
I pulled out the filter, and it was completely covered with thick lint.
Then I reached down into the tube behind the filter, and it was completely
clogged. I kept pulling lint out as far as I could reach. There was even a
printed reminder to clean the filter, but it was obvious that it had not
been cleaned for a very long time. I am very aware of how important it is
to keep the filter clean, both for improved efficiency and also because it
can be a fire hazard. I have never seen the slightest bit of lint *behind
or below* the filter (in the outlet tube) in my own machine, as I explained
in another message, but this one was so clogged that it would have taken
special tools to reach down to get all of it. I hope I did enough good so
the machine could blow the rest of it outside.

MaryL

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On Sat, 02 Feb 2013 09:20:24 -0500, Gary wrote:

Janet wrote:

Ditto. All my drying loads are pure cotton and I clean the filter
every time. Someone drying fabrics like polyester might get a lot less
lint.


IMO, you should *always* clean out the lint trap before drying clothes. Even
if it's not so bad, you will get better air-flow (and drying action) with a
clean one. I use a neighborhood laundry mat and I always scrape a thick
layer of lint off the filter before drying. Evidently, no one else here
thinks to do this.


Besides all that the dryer trap only gets like 10% of the lint
generated, all the rest is sent through the exhaust to the outdoors,
only thing a goodly amount of that lint gets deposited in the dryer
exhaust system, where eventually it can ignite and burn your house
down, happens a lot more often than folks think... never leave your
house or go to sleep with your dryer running. I clean my dryer's lint
exhaust often, I have an inexpensive kit of flexible brushes and
extensions for that purpose... takes ten minutes every two months. I
only use my dryer like twice a week, but I'm always amazed at how much
lint accumulates in the exhaust pipe. My kit comes with a gadget that
allows me to collect that lint but I just let it blow out into my yard
where the birds collect it for lining their nests. I even save the
lint from the lint trap in a covered coffee can until spring when I
put it out for the birds... in the spring is when I switch from suet
to lint in those little cages.
I have this one, it costs about double at Lowe's:
http://www.amazon.com/Gardus-RLE202-...yer+lint+brush

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"Nancy Young" wrote in message
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Not too long ago, I saw some recommendation (to save energy? I forget)
to clean out the dryer filter at least once a week or so. I was
astonished, I thought everyone would clean out the filter for every
load.

nancy


Mine says to do it with each load and they frequently put reminders on the
reader board at the fire station to do the same.

I remember a fireman visiting our home ec class in Jr. High. Said one day
an elderly lady complained after a dryer fire that she no longer had a fuzzy
wuzzy. What she meant by that was the lint trap. She had no idea what it
was and thought it was supposed to be fuzzy like that.




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