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Clean a Clothes Dryer


I'm always amazed at how much lint my clothing creates on the lint filter of my dryer, but I'm more amazed at how many people don't know the importance of cleaning their lint filters and their dryers. To keep your dryer operating safely, here are a few hints and tips.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 15-20 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Dryer Exterior

    Dryer exteriors are made from a baked on enamel, and require only a mild dish soap and cleaning cloth to keep clean. Wipe down the dryer making sure to avoid abrasive cleaners.

  2. Lint Filter

    Clean the lint filter each time you use the dryer to provide the best results for drying your clothes and keep your home safe. Built up dryer lint can provide an environment for fire. It's a good idea to occasionally vacuum around the lint filter area to get loose particles.

  3. Dryer Interior

    Wiped down the interior of the dryer drum with a mild dish soap and water.


  1. It's a good idea to seasonally check the buildup of lint in the hoses and around the dryer.

What You Need

  • Mild dish soap
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Vacuum
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