13 washer/dryer problems you’ll regret ignoring
The world of appliance issues is filled with confusing terminology and different parts. The “lint trap” of your dryer is the covering that catches lint and keeps it inside the dryer. “Cleaning it is an essential part of owning and operating a dryer,” says Tim Koster, founder of CleverCreations. “If your dryer does not dry your clothes as quickly as it once did, it can be a sign that the lint trap…needs to be cleaned.” Koster warns that, in addition to just keeping your clothes from getting fully dry, there’s another, even more, crucial reason to clean your lint trap often. “Lint is flammable, and when enough of it builds up, it can become a fire hazard,” he warns. Especially in combination with the reduced airflow, which can cause your dryer to get too hot on the inside.” He suggests taking a peek at the lint trap every time you use the dryer. If there’s buildup, clean it out.