To lint or not to lint -
March 18, 2005 1:16 AM Subscribe
Maybe this should be titled 'To de-lint or not to de-lint.' My Dad is living with me for a few weeks and we've had some heated discussions about dryer lint. In the interest of peace (and the possibility of not having to do any dishes for a week) - please share your knowledge or opinion.
posted by LadyBonita to home & garden (39 answers total)
One of us believe's strongly that the dryer lint trap/vent should be cleaned out several times during the drying cycle - that this will allow much more lint/fuzz to be collected from the clothing and also makes the dryer work more efficiently, as the vent isn't heavily blocked by the lint.
The other person believes that opening the dryer door so often causes too much heat loss and as a result, a decline in efficiency - this person also believes that the lint trap is perfectly capable of handling lint from a normal dryer load - that it will, can, does collect all the lint available, whether the lint trap is empty or not.
What do you think?