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Dear Friends,

I have received quite a few emails asking for instructions on HOW to do clean out my dryer.

So here is the answer to your question on How to check and clean the vent hose of the dryer.

FlyLady

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DLKAt least once a year you need to take care of the lint that passed the lint filter. Lint collects in the vent usually at both ends. First, with the dryer running go outside to where the vent exhausts. Feel the air blowing to see if you are getting a decent air flow. If you are, then all you need to do is reach inside and pull any lint that may have accumulated around the exit. Then, you will need to remove the vent tube on the back of the dryer and clean out any accumulated lint.

If the airflow was weak or non existent you have a clog in your vent hose. You can buy a dryer lint kit that will help you do the job. The kit included a vent hose brush, a vacuum attachment.

The other thing that is wise to do, is to clean the lint from the dryer cabinet. You can usually access this from the bottom front. You will be surprised at how much lint is under there. Use a vacuum to clean out the lint. Your family’s safety depends on this being cleaned out once or twice a year.

 

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