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Important Info on your Dryer

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JennZ
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Important Info on your Dryer

DH just sent me this email.


INFO ABOUT CLOTHES DRYERS

The clothes dryer stopped drying. The repairman went to the dryer and 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, and ran hot water over it. I am sure
you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like. WELL...the hot water just
sat on top of the screen! It did not go through it at all! He told us that
dryer sheets cause a waxy film to build up over the screen, and this does
not let the air pass through, so the heating unit overheats and burns out.
You cannot SEE the film, but it's there. This is also what causes dryer's to
catch fire, and potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best
way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your
electric bill lower because your clothes will dry faster) is to clean that
filter after every load, and wash it with hot soapy water with an old
toothbrush (or other brush) every three 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 puddle of water at all!

That repairman knew what he was talking about!

PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK. NOT ONLY COULD IT
SAVE SOMEONE'S HOME, BUT IT COULD SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE.

Posted 2/21/07 1:21 PM
 
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Marcie
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Re: Important Info on your Dryer

Thanks!!

Posted 2/21/07 1:24 PM
 

MrsPorkChop
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Re: Important Info on your Dryer

according to snopes- its TRUE!

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/dryer.asp

Posted 2/21/07 1:32 PM
 

june262004
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Re: Important Info on your Dryer

This is why I use dryer balls. We went to the home show and the lady was selling the dryer balls she put a little big of water on it (like what your clothes do when they are wet)and rubbed the dryer sheet on the mirror Chat Icon Chat Icon IT WAS SO GROSS!

And the liquid fabric softner actually has a warning on it about being flamable (can't remember what brand it was)

Posted 2/21/07 1:35 PM
 

jea128
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Re: Important Info on your Dryer

Thanks...good advice!

Posted 2/21/07 1:36 PM
 

MrsERod
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Re: Important Info on your Dryer

Posted by MrsPorkChop

according to snopes- its TRUE!

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/dryer.asp




it is soooo true!!! i did the test!! - it just created a 'puddle' of water on the filter when i ran it under the faucet Chat Icon
after i scrubbed the filter with warm soapy water, water ran right through it!!!!!!!scary stuff!

Posted 2/21/07 1:38 PM
 

DRMom
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Re: Important Info on your Dryer

While we're on the subject, we are coming up on the year anniversary of a fdryer fire that DESTROYED my laundry room and garage and cause 20,000 worth of damage. This was a dryer left by the previous homeowners that seemed to be working fine. We were told this was started by lint building up around the heating elements and in the machinery. So every 6 months- 1 year, take the cover fully off yoru dryer and vacuum around the machinery.

Posted 2/21/07 1:39 PM
 

Blu-ize
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Re: Important Info on your Dryer

you know, I tried this and no water accumulated on the lint filter. I couldn't figure out why my clothes and towels smelled like mildew.

I just stopped using the dryer sheets altogether. No more smell but those dryer sheets must have gone through some sort of chemical transformation in the hot dryer.

Posted 2/21/07 2:04 PM
 

BabyAvocado
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Re: Important Info on your Dryer

Wow - great info. Thanks for posting.

Posted 2/21/07 2:14 PM
 

Bellaocchi
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Re: Important Info on your Dryer

This is great news thanks!

Posted 2/21/07 2:35 PM
 

Lauren
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Re: Important Info on your Dryer

Thanks for posting!

Posted 2/21/07 2:50 PM
 

LightUpOurLife
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Re: Important Info on your Dryer

Posted by Blu-ize

you know, I tried this and no water accumulated on the lint filter. I couldn't figure out why my clothes and towels smelled like mildew.

I just stopped using the dryer sheets altogether. No more smell but those dryer sheets must have gone through some sort of chemical transformation in the hot dryer.



You aren't supposed to use dryer sheets with towels Chat Icon
An article I found interesting......

Posted 2/21/07 2:52 PM
 

Suzan
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Re: Important Info on your Dryer

WOW!!!!! Thank you!!!!

Posted 2/21/07 3:20 PM
 
 

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