Step 6: Clean the Lint Trap

cleaning the dryer lint trap
Photo: Shaffer Smith Photography
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Pull out the lint screen and push a snorkel brush straight down into the trap. Twirl the brush to fish out any globs of lint at the bottom of the trap. (A long crevice tool on a shop vac also works.) Shine a flashlight down the trap to make sure it's clean.
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    Tools List

    • adjustable pliers
      Adjustable pliers
    • paintbrush
      Brush
    • copper fitting brush
      Snorkel brush
    • flashlight
      Flashlight

    Shopping List

    1. STEEL-JACKETED WASHING MACHINE HOSES

    2. DRIP PAN (optional)

    3. 4-INCH ROUND STEEL DUCT with 90-degree elbows

    4. ALUMINUM DUCT TAPE