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When was the last time
« on: January 03, 2016, 09:58:05 AM »
You checked the lint catcher in your dryer?   I just checked mine.  I use dryer sheets in the winter, so, I pulled it cleaned the lint off and stuck it under the faucet.  Mine held water.  This is not good. Stops air flow, slows down everything.  Some warm water and a bit of dish soap will do the trick.   Then dry it off.   
Gotta love dryer sheets.
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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 10:09:02 AM »
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. :blink:
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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 10:18:10 AM »
I clean ours lint catcher the 1st of every month.   We do not use dryer sheets, if it smells bad :ohmy: wash it again.   :lol:
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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 10:19:47 AM »
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. :blink:
I keep the lint myself for firestarter. Works great and I use the used sheets for dusting.  Heard tell candle wax and used sheets make nice starters to. I only use em in the winter. Or, when I'm not able to use the clothes line....
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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 11:15:31 AM »
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.

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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2016, 11:42:24 AM »
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.
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.
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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2016, 11:43:14 AM »
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.


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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.

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.
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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2016, 12:22:51 PM »
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.
By clean...you just take off the lint, right?  Yep I do that to.  But to clean it wash the lint keeper in warm soapy water.   Test to see if it needs it.  Even with liquid softner, see if the lint catch holds water....if it does, you should wash it. You'll be surprised.
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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2016, 12:24:46 PM »
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.
Exactly....to look at it, it looks fine.  The water Test does the tell.  If water can't get thru neither will air.
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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2016, 12:25:41 PM »

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.
What Walks said..... :biggrin:
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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2016, 12:50:46 PM »
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.
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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2016, 05:54:52 PM »
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.
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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2016, 06:30:23 PM »
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. :lol:

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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2016, 06:47:44 PM »
Yeah, it would look like one of these every time you dried clothes. :lol:




Elfie could draw a face on it.   :sneaky:
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Re: When was the last time
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2016, 08:35:11 AM »
Yeah, it would look like one of these every time you dried clothes. :lol:


Lolololol,  that's doable.  Might scare the critters away to....SCORE!
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