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To keep laundry day moving efficiently, you want to make sure your washer and dryer are in optimal working condition. A full lint trap can increase drying time, so it is important to clean it after each load. Read our step-by-step guide for how to clean your lint trap and be back on your way to efficiently tackling another load.

Cleaning the lint trap in a dryer is an important maintenance task that should be done regularly to keep your dryer running efficiently and reduce the risk of a dryer fire. Here are the steps to clean a dryer lint trap in a washer dryer:

Trap Dryer Lint inside the Washing Machine

It’s important to note that cleaning the lint trap is just one part of dryer maintenance. Be sure to also clean the dryer vent and ductwork regularly to prevent the buildup of lint and other debris.

You may also want to clean your dryer’s drum, as lint and other debris can accumulate in it. If you have an electric dryer, rub the drum with a soft cloth that has been dipped in a mild dish soap diluted in very warm water. For a gas dryer, do the same with a liquid, nonflammable household cleaner. Use a soft, dry towel to remove excess water after cleaning. You can also use a washing machine cleaner such as affresh® to clean your washer.

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