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

clothes.

> 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

there.

> 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

share!

> 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

mesh screen.

> I washed it with warm soapy water & a nylon brush &

I had

> 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

talking about!