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How to wash the lint screen in your dryer

Washing the lint screen:

Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build up on the lint screen. This buildup can cause longer drying times for your clothes, or cause the dryer to stop before your load is completely dry. The screen is probably clogged if lint falls off while the screen is in the dryer. Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every 6 months, or more frequently, if it becomes clogged due to a residue buildup.

To wash:

  1. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers.

  2. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.

  3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup.

  4. Rinse screen with hot water.

  5. Thoroughly dry lint screen with a clean towel. Reinstall screen in dryer.