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How To Clean a Clothes Dryer Filter

Watch more Housekeeping Tips videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/126-Housekeeping-Tips Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Clean a clothes dryer filter to ensure safety and performance. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Manually clean filter Remove your dryer filter after each dryer load. Scrape lint from the filter with your hands. Step 2: Vacuum filter and filter area Clean the area around the filter and wherever lint is visible using the hand tools on your vacuum. Step 3: 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. Step 4: 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. Step 5: 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. Did You Know? The first clothes dryer was invented in Europe in the 1800s. Clothes were dried in a large barrel with holes that was rotated over a fire.
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