How Do You Clean a Dryer?

To clean a dryer, wipe off the exterior, thoroughly clean out the lint filter, and then wash the interior. This is an easy task that takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

  1. Gather the necessary materials

    Gather all the materials you need for the job. This includes a soft cleaning rag, mild dish soap and water, and a vacuum cleaner.

  2. Clean the exterior

    Wipe down the entire exterior of the machine with a soft cleaning cloth. Do not use any type of abrasive cleaners that may scratch the enamel. Mild dish soap and water is recommended.

  3. Clean out the lint filter

    It is a good practice to clean the lint filter after every use. In addition to completely removing the lint from the filter, it is sometimes necessary to use a vacuum cleaner to remove all lint particles that have built up in the filter area.

  4. Clean the interior

    Wipe down the entire interior drum of the clothes dryer using a rag, mild dish soap and hot water.

  5. Check around the hose

    During seasonal cleaning, check the area around the dryer hose for loose lint or other buildup. Use a vacuum cleaner to completely remove any debris or lint.