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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

A-Pass-Along ( Dryer Safety)

We all know you should regularly clean out your lint trap but did you know that you should also wash it too? It seems that you get a waxy build-up from fabric softner dryer sheets. This invisible film will burn out the heat unit of your dryer. So use a little warm soapy water and a brush and gently scrub your lint trap clean. If your dryer has a moisture sensor you should clean that too. See directions for that and to read more about this go to the following link at where I always try to remember to check out such.
I held my lint trap under the faucet and on part of it the water went through, but on some of it the water pooled on top of it.
Thanks Carrie for passing this along.

In addition, from another link:

I found the following:

Don't Leave Wet Clothes Inside Your Dryer:

"Leaving damp clothes inside the drum may have adverse effects. A chemical chain reaction may occur when and if the conditions are right. Spontaneous ignition has proved to be the source of numerous laundry fires. The damp cloth plus the hot dry environment creates the conditions that support unassisted combustion. Once a fire starts inside the clothes drum it has the opportunity to grow and consume everything that is combustible. Lint in the trap, around the outside of the drum, under and behind the machine is fuel that ignites easily. When the fire reaches the outside of the machine, it is free and will search for more fuel. Any clothing piled up on the floor in front of the washer and dryer becomes that fuel. Unchecked fire will double its' size every minute, and will quickly reach ceiling temperatures of 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit."


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