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Are You Paying Enough Attention To Your Dryer?

dryer lint

Do you see that? Yup, that’s burnt lint from the inside of my dryer. Scary, huh?  Are you paying enough attention to your dryer?

burnt dryer lint

After having my front loading dryer for about three years, I just started having trouble with the clothes getting dried in a timely manner.  Working in real estate, I know the threat of lint fires, but I never really thought about it because like I said, I hadn’t been having trouble.  After I started having trouble, Hubby and I took the hose off the dryer and cleaned it out.  Hubby then took the back off the dryer and I pulled out a whole grocery bag full of lint from the inside of the dryer.  Mind you, I always clean the trap before I run it.  I was completely floored! Nevermind the ICK! factor, when I saw the burnt lint, my stomach dropped.  We were sooooo close to having a fire.

dryer lint

Plllllleeeeaaaassssseeee make sure you check your dryer vent and inside your dryer often! Fires from dryer lint happens more than you may think!

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14 Responses to “Are You Paying Enough Attention To Your Dryer?”


  2. Theresa says:

    Great reminder! That is very scary!
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  3. Trisha G. says:

    Oh wow, that’s pretty scary! Thanks for the PSA!
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  4. What a great reminder (says the firefighter’s wife!). You’d be surprised how much lint you’ll find in there.
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  5. Joyce says:

    Oh my! Very scary.
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  6. Wayne says:

    A very important safety message indeed.
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  7. WOW! That is some scary stuff. Off to take my dryer apart!!
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  8. Emilee says:

    Wow! That’s scary!!
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  9. Christy Ann says:

    Wow! I rent, and never even thought to take apart the dryer….going to do that ASAP!
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  10. aquariann says:

    Scary! I’ll have to get the Ogre to take ours apart this weekend.
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  11. Wow! That is scary! Thank you for the reminder, and I’m so glad you took care of it before anything happened!
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  12. Ms. Latina says:

    WOW!! That is really scary! I’m glad you found this before it was too late.
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  13. Thank you very much for the Public Service Announcement reminder–very timely! I always clean out the lint screen in the dryer, but often I forget the dryer vent.
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