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A filter full of lint brings safety message home

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Por Lisa Braxton

“Do you know where the lint filter is?” My husband asked that question as he clutched a load of laundry in his arms. He had just washed and dried his first load in our new laundry center, a vertical washer and dryer unit designed to fit into tight spaces, like our condo’s closet-sized laundry area.

I’d already read through the manual, but he hadn’t. I opened the dryer door and pulled out the kidney-shaped lint filter in the back of the tumbler. I was surprised to see the thick layer of lint the basket had collected.

NFPA’s Clothes Dryer Safety tips sheet advises cleaning the lint filter before and after each load, but actually removing the lint myself made me realize how quickly it can accumulate and become a fire hazard.

The tips sheet also advises removing lint that has collected around the drum, and–doing as I did–reading the manufacturer’s operating instructions. The dryers and washing machines page of the NFPA website provides reports and facts and figures on these kinds of fires. The safety tips sheet is also available in Spanish.

Fuente:: NFPA – Información de seguridad


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