We use dryer lint as fire starter, and I refuse to use softeners on anything but pants.I've never understood why people use it on towels, it is designed as a water repellent.
Am I misunderstanding lint catcher? I clean mine before each use.Also, check your dryer hose. If that gets clogged up, it prevents the clothes from drying properly and could be a fire hazard. I use liquid fabric softener on some things. I think it helps to prevent rinkles and I especially like it for levis, but not towels.A laundry hint if you use a lot of bath towels. If they do get too stiff (not fluffy) run a load without soap in hot water. You'll be surprised how much soap they retain and what shows up in the wash cycle. Rinse a second time with a little fabric softener. It really helps get that stiff/scratchy feeling out of them.
Dryer sheets you throw in with each load of wet clothes are covered with a silicone based film that, overtime, also builds up on your lint filter and causes your dryer to work less efficiently.
I think her point was that even though she cleaned her lint screen, the wax and oils from fabric softener was building up to the point that when she ran it under water, the water refused to drain through.
This also happens over a long period of time if you use nothing. Like Elfie said.1.Remove your lint filter from your dryer.2.Wash the screen with warm soapy water. You can use a soft brush (an old toothbrush works) but don’t put too much pressure on the screen.3.Hand dry the screen and leave it out until it’s completely dry.4.Reinstall the filter into your dryer.
Exactly....to look at it, it looks fine. The water Test does the tell. If water can't get thru neither will air.
I used to stick an old nylon stocking over the end of the vent so as to catch the lint the screen missed.
That's a good idea! But ours is on the roof. Maybe the next domicile will have one on the ground. I like that idea.
Yeah, it would look like one of these every time you dried clothes.