Lint should be removed from the dryer drawer before or after every use. Starting each dryer load with a clean lint filter can save money, reduce the risk of fire and extend the life of your appliance, according to the laundry experts at About.com.
Locate the lint drawer and pull it out. Roll and peel the lint from the filter and discard it. If you use laundry softener sheets, you may need to occasionally clean the mesh filter more thoroughly. To do this, fill a sink with hot soapy water and soak the filter for several minutes. Scrub residue from the screen and allow it to dry before reinserting the filter drawer into the dryer.