Things You'll Need:
Electric leaf blower
Remove the lint trap from the dryer and peel off the accumulated fuzz.
the top of the dryer, the floor nearby and underneath for lint at least
once a week. When you remove the lint trap, tiny particles fly into the
air and settle nearby. Behind and underneath the dryer are favorite
hiding places for dryer lint.
the vent tube from the rear of the dryer and inspect it every month.
Dryer lint accumulates more easily in flexible plastic tubes than rigid
aluminum ones, because curves halt the lint's path.
the vent tube leading to the wall annually. As for the tube leading to
the exterior, a trick that sometimes works is aiming an electric leaf
blower down the tube. The leaf blower can expel the lint through the
exhaust on the exterior. Before using the leaf blower, check that all
duct work is fastened securely.
and remove the back panel on the dryer, if you're mechanically
inclined. Particles that escaped the lint trap can accumulate inside
the dryer cabinet, so vacuum this area.