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Cleaning Lint Filters

While removing that little screen occasionally to get the lint off, I have found that I get my clothes drier by doing it after each bunch of clothes dried. ALSO, while cleaning out the lint filter is a good practice, one that is just important, if not moreso, is to clean out the area where the lint filter rests. You can usually remove the plastic piece that you insert the filter simply by removing a couple of screws and gently lifting that frame out. Next step is to get out the vacuum cleaner, either upright or cannister will do well so long as the upright has a hose attachment. Put the crevice tool on the end of the hose and use it to remove more lint from from the "cavern" (my word for the comparative amount of room there) under the frame you have removed.
Not only will this help your dryer to work more efficiently, but it can also keep the chance of fires to a minimum. (Fires are more likely with a gas dryer.)

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Year 2002-2003? Check the stickers on the back of the unit for more exact information. As far as the screen cleaning: Soft, dry, lint free cloth for general dusting... Soft, lint free cloth little moistened with mild solution, like dish water to remove more stubborn marks. never spray the screen... never saturate your cleaning cloths.

Mar 15, 2010 | Mitsubishi WS-55411 55" Rear Projection...

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My dryer gets hot but does not dry efficiently. Clothes are still very damp after more than 1.5 hours. I noticed that the lint trap is not really gathering any lint.

your problem might be in the actual vent to the outside. If the vent to the outside from the drier has a clog and will need to be cleaned. Without the proper ventallation the clothes will not dry. I suggest pulling the drier out and removeing the vent hose that connects to the outside and clean it. Once this is done you shouldn't have any problems

Hope this helped

Feb 23, 2010 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Lint screen collects very little lint.

That is actually a good sign, since link is basically your clothes wearing away, one little piece of fabric at a time (lint).

If you're using a washing machine that is newer (front loader or top loader) that doesn't have a traditional agitator, that is helping to keep the lint, as you're not beating up your clothes as much.

Another big contributor to getting a bunch of lint is fabric softeners, which help break down the fabric fibers in your clothes to help make them feel soft, but it helping to wear them out too.

Another thing to check is to make sure the exhaust vent is clear all the way from the dryer to the outside, as a partial blockage could be preventing a full flow of the dryer air to the outside and thus another reason you might not be seeing much lint on the filter screen.

Hope this helps and best regards!

Jul 31, 2009 | Dryers

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2005 Honda Pilot Rear Air

the blower for the rear air has a screen that like screen in your clothes drier or the screen on your hair drier will get loaded up with lint and junk. it is a bit of a pain to access, you have to remove the right hand kick panel on the driver's side and then you could see the screen. good luck.

Jun 27, 2008 | 2005 Honda Pilot

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lint screen caked up

Take the vent hose lose at the back of your drier, and clean your lint screen off or replace it, then try drying some clothes. If this technique minimize or eliminate the caking of your lint screen, then the problem is in your vent hose. Clearly, there is an obstruction, or an improper installation of your vent hose.

good luck

Jan 15, 2008 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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