How to Clean Your Dryer Lint Trap
By bearably40, eHow Member
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Take your dryer lint trap out of dryer lint trap keeper and wash with hot soapy water and light soft sponge. This will help keep your dryer from costing you and from burning out the heating element. Good luck and keep your dryer lint trap clean.

Reasons for cleaning your lint trap in this manner — rub your fingers on dryer sheets. You will feel a film on the lint trap — that film collects on your dryer lint trap causing your lint trap to clog, and washing with hot soapy water will remove the film allowing the air to flow more freely and will keep your heating element from burning out. It will also allow your clothes to dry faster.

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