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Make house cleaning faster and easier with the tips and tricks in these videos.
You Will Need
- A vacuum cleaner with hand tools
- A bucket with water and dish soap
- A rag
Manually clean filter
Remove your dryer filter after each dryer load. Scrape lint from the filter with your hands.
Vacuum filter and filter area
Clean the area around the filter and wherever lint is visible using the hand tools on your vacuum.
Wipe inside of dryer
Wipe the inside of the dryer drum, the dryer door, and any other surfaces with a damp, soapy rag to remove hair, lint, and debris that can build up inside the dryer. Let air dry.
Clean duct, vent, and back
Lint also collects on the back of the dryer, in the exhaust duct, and in the dryer vent. Clean these periodically with a vacuum.
Hire a professional
Hire a professional to periodically clean the interior of your dryer every one to three years to increase safety and improve performance.