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Linting in Front Load Washer when Using the Wash & Dry Option

Excess Lint when Using the Wash & Dry Cycle on your Maytag Front Load Washer

Wash and dry cycle with heating element

Some new front load washers offer a new "Wash & Dry" option. This option is intended for small loads that can run for an extended period of time, like overnight, or while you are at work. Most loads, using this option, will run between 6-7 hours. The washer includes a small built-in heating element, which is smaller than your dryer, so it will take longer to complete the cycle. This option is not meant to replace your dryer.  See the video below:

When using the “Wash & Dry” option, you may notice more lint on your clothing and/or inside of the washer, than a traditional wash only cycle. Since the washer is doing both the washing and the drying, lint will accumulate just like a traditional dryer. However, since the washer does not have a lint screen, you may notice lint on clothing or inside the washer basket. This lint build-up is especially common in and around the door seal. It is important that the door seal is cleaned after every load when the “Wash & Dry” option is used.

Cleaning lint around door seal

CLICK HERE for more information on cleaning the Door Seal

Have you run a "Clean Washer" Cycle?

Run "Clean Washer" cycle every 30 loads. The washer will also give you a reminder.

CLICK HERE for more information about using the "Clean Washer" Cycle

Have you Cleaned your Drain Pump Filter (on some models)? 

Some models have a Drain Pump Filter. This may also accumulate more lint when using the Wash & Dry Option. This procedure should be performed occasionally.

CLICK HERE for more information on cleaning the Drain Pump Filter

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