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Thread: dryer sheets and dryers
08-03-2007, 02:50 PM #1NickyGuest
dryer sheets and dryers
The heating unit went out in my dryer.
> The guy that fixes things went in to the dryer
pulled out the lint filter.
It was clean. We always clean the lint from the filter
after every load of
> He told us that he wanted to show us something. He
took the filter over to
the sink, ran hot water over it.
> Now, the lint filter is made of a mesh material -
I'm sure you know what
your dryer's lint filter looks like.
> WELL...the hot water just sat on top of the mesh!!!
It didn't go through
it at all!!!
> He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that
mesh that's what burns
out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's
> This is also what causes dryer units to catch fire &
potentially burn your
house down with it!
> He said the best way to keep your dryer working for
a very long time & to
keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter
out & wash it with hot
soapy water & an old toothbrush (or other brush) at
least every six months.
> He said that makes the life of the dryer at least
twice as long!
> How about that???!!!! Learn something new everyday!
> I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that.
So, I thought I'd
> Note: I went to my dryer & tested my screen by
running water on it.
> The water ran thru a little bit but mostly collected
all the water in the
> I washed it with warm soapy water & a nylon brush &
> It done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it the
water ran right thru the
screen! There wasn't any puddling at all! That
repairman knew what he was