Simple Lint Filter Cleaning Tip Goes Viral

source: Ju Jae-young/

You know, I’ve always taken the basic household chores for granted. One such task that seemed easy at first glance was cleaning the lint filter in my clothes dryer. I mean, how hard could it be, right? Well, it turns out that cleaning the lint filter properly is crucial for the well-being of our dryer and even our home’s safety.

It all started when one user shared a Facebook video that showed a man demonstrating the correct way to clean a lint filter. I was surprised to learn that merely scraping the lint off with my hand wasn’t enough. In the video, the user shared a simple tip that was going viral. I was intrigued to find out more.

As I watched the video, I learned that there was more to the lint filter than meets the eye. Even though it might seem clean, using a fabric softener can leave a residue that’s not visible. This residue can hold water, leading to a restricted airflow and even causing the heat regulator’s fuse to pop. This was something I had never considered, and it made me realize the importance of proper maintenance.


The video’s creator recommended a straightforward solution to this problem – a simple scrub brush. Using the scrub brush, one could easily remove the fabric softener residue and other stubborn lint build-up. I was amazed at how easy it seemed.

But why is this so crucial? Well, dryer fires are more common than I thought, and the leading cause of these fires is actually a failure to clean the dryer properly. Neglecting the lint filter can lead to a dangerous buildup of lint, increasing the risk of an unintentional fire hazard in our homes. Knowing this, I was determined to follow the instructions and keep my dryer safe.

So, I decided to give it a try. To properly clean the lint trap, the video suggested a few simple steps. First, remove the loose lint with my hand. Then, run the lint trap under hot water, using the scrubbing brush to remove any remaining residue. I was also surprised to learn that using dish soap could help in removing stubborn fabric softener residues. I realized that by repeating this process if necessary, I could ensure my lint filter was truly clean.


Once I was satisfied with the cleanliness, the video advised letting the lint trap air dry before placing it back in the dryer. This final step was essential as a wet lint filter can be counterproductive and even damage the dryer.

After following the instructions, I noticed a significant difference in my dryer’s performance. It seemed to work more efficiently, and I felt relieved knowing that I was taking steps to prevent any potential fire hazards. Plus, this quick monthly cleaning could extend the life of my clothes dryer, saving me money in the long run.

I’m glad I stumbled upon that viral Facebook video that taught me the proper way to clean my lint filter. I had no idea how essential this simple maintenance task was for my dryer’s health and my home’s safety. Now, I won’t take it for granted anymore, and I encourage others to follow this easy hack to keep their dryers running smoothly and avoid any dangerous situations.