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willworkforicecream

7.7k points

6 days ago

Once I got a free new dryer from my boss because it "stopped working after a few weeks".

Cleaned the lint out of it and it has been great ever since.

Aporkalypse_Sow

2.9k points

6 days ago

I got a 500 dollar keurig machine because a single grain of coffee was plugging the needle.

skybike

1.8k points

6 days ago

skybike

1.8k points

6 days ago

I fished a Dyson vacuum out of the dumpster at work, piece of cardboard was plugging the hole at the bottom, works great.

TheEyeDontLie

925 points

6 days ago

I got a dumpster vacuum too!

Also a sick computer off the side of the road. Opened it up and there a bit of paper wedged in by the power supply. I removed that and it turned on fine. Was full of my neighbors family photos and shit which was creepy.

PrawojazdyVtrumpets

525 points

6 days ago

Mine was "I'm taking it to the dumpster" but it went to my car. It's a Shark Professional and the belt snapped. Owner bought a shitty Target vacuum to replace. I ordered a kit online that came with a new beater bar, like 6 filters of various types and belts for $30. It will suck a golf ball through 20 feet of garden hose.

elon-is-alien

336 points

5 days ago

You should put a ring on that Thing with those kinda skills….she’s a keeper

minddropstudios

134 points

5 days ago

Model number: EX-WIFE002

VersusX

30 points

5 days ago

VersusX

30 points

5 days ago

Or is it NU-WIFE-3000?

alien_clown_ninja

105 points

6 days ago

Shark Professional is the name of OPs mom's escort service?

justletmepostplz

231 points

6 days ago

Did you print out the pictures and put them in an album to gift to your neighbor?

ForumPointsRdumb

343 points

5 days ago

Maybe make a collage and describe what you enjoy about each individuals skin. For an even more appreciative reception, print out one of their faces, cut out the eyes and wear it as a mask. If anyone asks, just say you're taking it for a test run.

Vast_Statement5699

155 points

5 days ago

this is the most disturbing thing ive read all day. thank you.

HellNo2021

19 points

5 days ago

Someone was Binging Dahmer today I see😅😂😂

CorruptedStudiosEnt

61 points

5 days ago

Or just hand them the printed photo album and say, "Not my proudest fap, but.."

Then just walk away without another word.

Mysterious-Alfalfa46

40 points

5 days ago

Me three! Although I technically got it on it's way to the dumpster...my friend was throwing out a nice vacuum, took it home and unclogged the cat hair. It's still with me like 5 years later!

lilpumpgroupie

44 points

5 days ago

I found a huge area rug in my mom's apartment free pile , there was a wine stain maybe the size of a hand on it. Took it home, sprayed some OxiClean on it, let it sit for five minutes, it was gone.

People throw out the most expensive shit for things they could fix in 20 seconds.

jcraig87

20 points

5 days ago

jcraig87

20 points

5 days ago

I.got a chop saw because it was missing the clamp nut, 5 dollar fix for a 200 dollar saw

Rubicon518

55 points

5 days ago

I found chewed gum on the ground once and it still had flavor. Someday maybe a kurig or dyson with some flavor left will come my way. I feel that would be even better then that gum 😊

Professional-Day-558

14 points

5 days ago

This is what chewing 5 gum is really like.

Louvrecaire

92 points

5 days ago

I got a sick as fuck, gigantic ornate voodoo 200 year old + mirror off the side of the road... Turns out the only problem with it was that it was a portal for demonic entities. So a shaman took care of that. 👌

destakob

136 points

6 days ago

destakob

136 points

6 days ago

Good on you. FYI, most newer dryers are now equipped with a "thermal fuse" that helps prevent dryer fires. It's not 100% failsafe, but it helps.

Conradfr

313 points

6 days ago

Conradfr

313 points

6 days ago

There was no warranty?

spainy44

665 points

6 days ago*

spainy44

665 points

6 days ago*

Would someone whose first thought when dealing with a "broken" dryer is to give it away rather than attempt to figure out the problem really be mindful enough to use the warranty?

SharrkBoy

174 points

6 days ago

SharrkBoy

174 points

6 days ago

Having a service guy come look at my dryer would’ve cost 75 dollars. YouTube and Amazon found me a 3 dollar solution. There’s a whole business centered around people being too lazy to figure it out lol

Old_Yogurtcloset9837

106 points

6 days ago

That’s pretty much everything these days. Cars, appliances, electronics, you name it. I can’t tell you how much I’ve saved by googling, watching a YouTube video and buying the part and replacing. It’s crazy how inept people are when it comes to fixing things. Even though I respect tradesmen, professionals are a last resort.

CorruptedStudiosEnt

32 points

5 days ago

Absolutely. I think part of the problem is that companies have done a great job mystifying and making everything seem more complex than they actually are, because that way they get that sweet repair fee that's 10x what it cost them in labor and parts. Sometimes more.

Professionals aren't sorcerers. Their craft isn't magic. Unless it's something that's dangerous to fuck up and not worth the risk, chances are you can do it yourself.

I'm not a professional mechanic, I have no formal training nor mentorship, but I fix my own vehicles and have people ask me to fix things occasionally. I didn't know how to change my own oil two years ago, and now thanks to free Field Service Manuals online, Google, and YouTube, I've done all maintenance myself, valve adjustment, replaced serpentine belts, water pump, timing belt, alternator, power steering pump, and probably more I'm forgetting.

Just got burnt by one too many mechanics taking advantage of me by overcharging and underfixing when I was in a tight spot.

Runaway_Angel

12 points

5 days ago

As a tradesperson I honestly appreciate this. Mostly because I feel like shit for having to charge you to put new batteries in the keyfob to your car or tell you that the "weird rattle in the engine" was about 20 bucks of loose change in your door pocket. Or center console.

JickleM

82 points

6 days ago

JickleM

82 points

6 days ago

I wouldn't be surprised if they just picked a different brand thinking that one must be garbage

TooHappyFappy

141 points

6 days ago

If someone is lazy enough to not clean the lint trap (and wealthy enough to afford to buy a new dryer without investigating the issue), do you really think they are thinking about the warranty?

LumberBitch

56 points

6 days ago

In my experience far too many people simply don't know that the lint trap even exists

Emerald_see

40 points

5 days ago

I used to be one of them. We hand wash our clothes and sun dry them in my country. When i arrived here i did not know that there was such thing as a dryer machine machine so..... let alone a lint trap. I've learnt a lot since.

6WaysFromNextWed

5 points

5 days ago

My spouse wasn't cleaning out the lint trap because it was located in a different place than the lint trap in his mother's machine so he just assumed there wasn't one

ZealousidealCry5062

12 points

6 days ago

I think the problem here is knowledge, not wisdom or money.

bruwin

29 points

5 days ago

bruwin

29 points

5 days ago

Ah, but if they had wisdom, they'd try to fix their lack of knowledge. If they didn't have money, they'd look for the cheapest solution to get it working again thereby gaining knowledge. And if they had the knowledge to begin with, then we wouldn't be having this conversation!

nobikflop

47 points

6 days ago

nobikflop

47 points

6 days ago

That was the worst thing about doing warranty for an appliance dealer- people doing dumb shit and expecting me to fix it for free.

Went independent, where every call is non-warranty and paid. Every customer is so much happier and less entitled

lynxss1

172 points

6 days ago*

lynxss1

172 points

6 days ago*

My wife didn't empty the lint out of our new and very expensive dryer for a while and it also quit working.

It blew a thermister which is conveniently located under the drum where you have to take the entire thing apart to get to it. It wasn't hard to replace and was only a few dollars but I made a big production of moving the dryer into the living room where I had space and complaining every step of the process. Plus her mom mentioning a few times a friend of theirs who burned down part of their house by not emptying the dryer lint. It worked, she hasnt done that again.

RedLovelyRed

73 points

6 days ago

I've been paranoid of dryer fires my entire life. If there's lint on 1/5 of the mesh thing I'm cleaning it off. Just found out that our new dyer clogs the lint catch thats located OUTSIDE on the side of my house though...I think its not long enough or something. So now I'm walking outside and unclogging that thing all the time, usually when I mow the lawn.

Our neighbor's house burned (halfway) down in aug 2020 and it caused a decent amount of damage to that side of our house and I'm even more paranoid about things. The dryer, cleaning the stove/oven, leaving things plugged in and turned on over night. The fire was 100% a cigarette that fell onto a couch that has gasoline on it sitting in the drive way. A tree branch from his tree fell onto our roof literally the day before, so him and my bf cut the branch down and he was fueling his chain saw on the couch...he had a bad habit of throwing his butts/roaches out his top window. So I assume one landed on the couch, smoldered for a half day and POOF. It was quick. I thought we were gonna lose the house.

Tokenwhiteguy76

24 points

5 days ago

I've been paranoid of dryer fires after having to fght several of them onboard a submarine.

Lint traps should be cleaned before every use.

lynxss1

13 points

5 days ago

lynxss1

13 points

5 days ago

Oh man our stove too! It came with the house and has a glass cook top so cant be too old. I was preheating it for a pizza or something and the element in the oven went up like a giant sparkler!! I threw the breaker and it kept going, then threw all the breakers and the main breaker, still burning and throwing sparks everywhere! Scary af. I was on the phone with dispatch when it went out, fire dept came to check it anyway, house was filled with noxious smoke but nothing else burned.

New element was $30-40 and 2 screws to replace but I've been nervous using it ever since. I really want a new gas range when we can afford it.

Kooky_Nectarine_1303

26 points

6 days ago

The fact it took that almost deserves a award

OutrageousDraw6625

85 points

5 days ago

I mean, you didn’t empty the lint trap either my guy

jdeezy

4.7k points

6 days ago

jdeezy

4.7k points

6 days ago

Take this lint and throw it on the fire in front of your family. Lint is highly flammable. Also see if the dryer tube to outside is full of lint

Listan83

1.7k points

6 days ago

Listan83

1.7k points

6 days ago

I live in the country and burn boxes and limbs pretty often. I stuff the lint in toilet paper tubes and paper towel tubes and use them as igniters.

subonic2

1.1k points

6 days ago

subonic2

1.1k points

6 days ago

You burn limbs?

SwordNamedKindness_

968 points

6 days ago

How else do you get rid of the body?

tokoboy4

514 points

6 days ago

tokoboy4

514 points

6 days ago

I eat it, you know, like a normal person.

ProfessorCH

43 points

6 days ago

Do you eat the bones or crush them into kitty litter?

tokoboy4

29 points

6 days ago

tokoboy4

29 points

6 days ago

Yes.

ifsavage

32 points

6 days ago

ifsavage

32 points

6 days ago

Make stock.

bigsnow999

18 points

6 days ago

Bones are for stock for sure

tigerjess12

186 points

6 days ago

tigerjess12

186 points

6 days ago

I know right some people are weird

A_Bad_Rolemodel

94 points

6 days ago

Just think of all the kids starving in Africa.

calvarez

109 points

6 days ago

calvarez

109 points

6 days ago

Not much meat on their bones. Those go in the burn pile.

Max_Super_stickman

44 points

6 days ago

Ok, this is getting really freaky

calvarez

44 points

6 days ago

calvarez

44 points

6 days ago

Dark joke are like kids with cancer. Never get old.

Major_Tumbleweed_952

10 points

6 days ago

Diesel.

Sharp_Ad_367

14 points

6 days ago

While diesel does burn well, a combination of diesel, gasoline, and styrofoam is far better at body disposal through burning. The styrofoam is (iirc) 3 times more effective than diesel alone, for styrofoam sticks to the body more while burning.

Smaskifa

79 points

6 days ago

Smaskifa

79 points

6 days ago

Tree limbs.

Adventurous_-Bet

25 points

6 days ago

How many people have you had success with this?

Listan83

25 points

6 days ago

Listan83

25 points

6 days ago

Just the ones who weigh the same as a duck

LowmoanSpectacular

6 points

6 days ago

Because… they’re made of wood?

gorpie97

16 points

6 days ago

gorpie97

16 points

6 days ago

Egg cartons also work, if they're the paper kind. If they're still used.

SammySquareNuts

21 points

6 days ago

Fill paper egg carton with lint, pour melted candle wax into each section, let it dry, pull off a section for a fire. It lasts a good while longer because of the wax.

Confident-Owl-6696

112 points

6 days ago

I tightly stuff my lint into empty toilet paper rolls and keep them in a metal bucket. Camping season comes around and I’ve got fire starter for the whole season

karenlou25

41 points

6 days ago

This is the way Add a little Vaseline too, helps keep it intact

Tarbel

37 points

6 days ago

Tarbel

37 points

6 days ago

And burns longer to help ignite stubborn wood

7937397

180 points

6 days ago

7937397

180 points

6 days ago

My dryer vent to outside is perfectly straight and less than 12 inches long. It's wonderful

Survived_Coronavirus

56 points

6 days ago

Mine goes from the center of my house and is 30 feet long. It's also lined with lint (not blocked). So annoying, idk how to clean it out but air still passes through just fine so...

Smaskifa

39 points

6 days ago

Smaskifa

39 points

6 days ago

Lint Eater and an electric drill/driver to clean it.

Psych0matt

27 points

6 days ago

But how do you tactfully ask around to see which one of your friends will admit to being someone who does that?

slapo12

12 points

5 days ago

slapo12

12 points

5 days ago

Become that guy. The drill brush kit is like $11 and it's incredibly satisfying, especially sticking a leaf blower in it at the end (blowing outside) and clearing out the loosened gunk.

sirporks88

10 points

6 days ago

There are companies that do it. I'm sure there's some in your area

95blackz26

9 points

6 days ago

Bet you there's a crap ton of lint alo g the bottom of it

scientifical_

28 points

6 days ago

My dryer had lint leak past the filter into the internals of the dryer, where it then collected on the heating element. My apartment replaces the components every year and apparently forgot to for us when we moved in. It started burning after a few weeks of use and the whole place was smokey, alarms went off. We are afraid to use it now

Head_Razzmatazz7174

15 points

6 days ago

We had to have maintenance come out to our apartment to clean out the main exhaust line from the apartment to the outside. We had done everything you are supposed to do to clean out the lint, still had issues. Finally pulled the dryer away from the wall and used a dryer snake in the vent line, Pulled out enough lint to stuff a mattress, and we only went like 6 feet.

Maintenance came out and discovered several old birds nest on the outside exit. Took them a while to clean it out, because they didn't want to accidentally damage an active nest.

Royal_J

30 points

6 days ago

Royal_J

30 points

6 days ago

Yeah i'd demand the landlord replace the unit if that was me.

Isord

31 points

6 days ago

Isord

31 points

6 days ago

The local fire marshal night want to hear about such an obvious fire hazard

MarshalLawTalkingGuy

11 points

6 days ago

I say it’s 12. My wife tells me it’s 6. I don’t know…

Fortifarse84

109 points

6 days ago

Tmi

stevrevv59

34 points

6 days ago*

"I said oh Lord Jesus issa fire." - OP's mom

whorgans

54 points

6 days ago

whorgans

54 points

6 days ago

If they don’t empty the lint trap, you know damn well they’ve never cleaned the tube or the vent.

jakobiano

1.3k points

6 days ago

jakobiano

1.3k points

6 days ago

That’s horrible. I hope you have some fire extinguishers around.

N3UROTOXINsRevenge

256 points

6 days ago

Live next door to a fire station

TheRealSugarbat

130 points

6 days ago

Thank God. That’s a huge fire hazard. Edit: sorry; thought you were OP. Your fire dept isn’t going to help OP much. :/

ScottGaming007

82 points

6 days ago

ScottGaming007

https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinfuriating

82 points

6 days ago

CocaineAndCreatine

36 points

6 days ago

I read that as “no top buttock” spelt wrong and wondered what a top buttock was.

Open_Temperature2105

3.8k points

6 days ago

That’s how my house burned down, my mom refused to clean it and still does now that I’m older and in a new house I’m the only one who cleans it, pisses me off

BeeElEm

1.8k points

6 days ago

BeeElEm

1.8k points

6 days ago

Why won't she clean it? Such an odd thing to be stubborn about

FeatheryRobin

1k points

6 days ago

The only explanation I could think of is people not wanting to touch it? But even then, they could just vacuum it off every time they do the vacuum cleaning

friendly_extrovert

1.2k points

6 days ago

But it’s literally clean lint. It’s from clothes that just went through soap and water. I’m a germaphobe and still have no issue touching it.

[deleted]

873 points

6 days ago

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873 points

6 days ago

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Comfortable_Goose_42

208 points

6 days ago

Me too. The nice fluff when towels are washed, the massive amount of dog hair when doing her blankets, the barely there stuff when I do a delicate wash and toss it around in the no heat setting.

And every so often, washing the screen. It's amazing to see how clean it gets, and you get better airflow.

jayroo210

93 points

6 days ago

jayroo210

93 points

6 days ago

Oh my god when I wash my cats’ blankets, the amount of hair in the lint trap is incredible.

Comfortable_Goose_42

45 points

6 days ago

I don't know how a dog with such short hair as mine can shed SO MUCH.

ses1989

11 points

6 days ago

ses1989

11 points

6 days ago

*cries in husky

Shast83

25 points

6 days ago

Shast83

25 points

6 days ago

Quick note, you should lint roll your blankets and anything else with excessive hair before it goes to the wash. Something about it'll clog the drain and other small parts and shorten the life of the appliance.

Undertalelover1234

17 points

6 days ago

It's also satisfying to slowly peel off

Grashley0208

98 points

6 days ago

Same. It’s the only enjoyable part of laundry for me.

radwimps

19 points

6 days ago

radwimps

19 points

6 days ago

Me too, gives me the same feeling of peeling the plastic protection stuff off new electronics

Bibliloo

26 points

6 days ago

Bibliloo

26 points

6 days ago

Yeah but the sad part is that when you clean it all the time it's less satisfying because it doesn't have time to make big blocks of it.

GenuineHair

53 points

6 days ago

I love finger-skiing across the filter to remove it after 2-3 loads. They say every load but I need some excitement in life.

BoboJam22

11 points

5 days ago

BoboJam22

11 points

5 days ago

I like to pinch a corner of it and use it as a lint eraser.

Mylefthand04

54 points

6 days ago

I think it’s a laziness thing TBH. Laundry is already a decently hard task for some. Add scooping out lint every few loads and some people just get a case of the “fuck it”s

Comfortable_Goose_42

62 points

6 days ago

Do it every load and it just becomes habit, don't have to remember when it was done last. Plus stuff dries faster.

tore_a_bore_a

20 points

6 days ago

You definitely save so much dryer time taking the 30 seconds to clean the lint trap

MediaMoguls

24 points

5 days ago

I feel like this literally takes three seconds

friendly_extrovert

58 points

6 days ago

Folding it is a pain, but putting it in the washer then throwing it in the dryer? That takes like a minute or two.

hartIey

34 points

6 days ago

hartIey

34 points

6 days ago

My washer and dryer are in a 5 foot tall basement, I live on the second floor and I'm 5'9, so laundry genuinely does take forever for me since I have to bend in half and shuffle around the whole time. Kills my back. I still empty the lint trap every time :p

Cayenns

10 points

6 days ago

Cayenns

10 points

6 days ago

Can't you sit down for it?

hartIey

8 points

6 days ago

hartIey

8 points

6 days ago

It's a top loading washer unfortunately. The dryer's about 6 feet away, and we've only got the one basket, so when we have multiple loads I have to scoop wet clothes out an armful at a time and do a weird crouch-walk to chuck them in the dryer lol.

dream-smasher

8 points

6 days ago

Buy another basket. Put wheels on it. Or maybe get an old desk chair. Trim the legs and then put wheels on that too. Then you can scoot around, saving your back and having fun too.

Cyno01

42 points

6 days ago

Cyno01

42 points

6 days ago

Yeah, mines always full of a bit of dog hair too, but its stuff thats literally just been washed, if its just lint especially im not seeing the grossness.

Spirited_Video_8160

236 points

6 days ago

Or use gloves. During the ebola crises, some people could not flush the toilet out of fear of touching the flush knob. Eeewww!

RandomUnicorn929

253 points

6 days ago

I use the dryer sheet that I pull out with the clothes to clean it off after each cycle!

Tiffanator_

63 points

6 days ago

Exactly what I do!

The_RockObama

8 points

6 days ago

So clever. I am going to start doing this now because I AM THE ONLY ONE HERE THAT EMPTIES THE LINT TRAP!

xistithogoth1

55 points

6 days ago

Til people are grossed out at clean dryer lint. Lmao WHAT?! I love pulling that stuff off. I dunno why but its satisfying af.

SirAdrian0000

30 points

6 days ago

I get mildly disappointed if it’s a particularly lint free load and the trap isn’t one big blankety boy.

Confident-Owl-6696

42 points

6 days ago

Same. People also think that they don’t need to clean the venting system either wtf?

fruitless7070

17 points

6 days ago

I needed this reminder...

International_Yak875

18 points

6 days ago

I can’t wait to do laundry Saturday and try this!

MoistlyPassion

13 points

6 days ago

I use my hands because it’s literally just lint and floof

czech1

57 points

6 days ago

czech1

57 points

6 days ago

Do you use a dryer sheet to get dressed, also? The lint is from clean clothes.

indiareef

11 points

6 days ago

indiareef

11 points

6 days ago

I use the dryer sheet to get the lint but not bc I’m worried of touching anything. The dryer sheet gets the fuzz and cleans the mesh part really well due to static I think. I also run it around the vent. It keeps it really clean!

MoistlyPassion

10 points

6 days ago

😂

Mylefthand04

16 points

6 days ago

And as it clogs up, your “clean” clothes will not get proper airflow and take longer to dry resulting in mild mildew. Also it’s a fire risk

Accomplished_Mix7827

44 points

6 days ago

Why are some people so weird about touching lint? It's just clothing fibers and hair. Same stuff that was already on your clothes before you washed them.

MementoMori04

60 points

6 days ago

It’s literally just lint, who tf is scared to touch it 💀

NickSalacious

41 points

6 days ago

From clean clothes too

Frisky_Pony

10 points

6 days ago

But it's lint from washed and dried laundry - it's clean!!

LuxCrawford

9 points

6 days ago

It’s the cleanest dirt you’re gonna find though!

iOgef

101 points

6 days ago

iOgef

MURPLE

101 points

6 days ago

It’s so satisfying to do!

BeeElEm

45 points

6 days ago

BeeElEm

45 points

6 days ago

Can't believe nobody else said this amongst the replies. I fucking love taking my finger and picking it out till the filter feels smooth. Satisfying like bubble wrap or juicy zits.

PalaSS9

39 points

6 days ago

PalaSS9

39 points

6 days ago

Coulda stopped with bubble wrap

2A4A22

117 points

6 days ago

2A4A22

117 points

6 days ago

My dryer won't even dry shit with a tiny few mm layer on it. I legit empty it everytime before putting my clothes in

yorkiewho

56 points

6 days ago

yorkiewho

56 points

6 days ago

My dryer was the same at my old apartments and turns out the vent that went from the dryer to the outside was clogged! Maintenance vacuumed it and I didn’t have that problem anymore.

Ballsofpoo

19 points

6 days ago

If there's more than a handful of loads going in every week, you should get the line/vent pro cleaned every year or two. The stuff sticks together in the trap, right? It definitely sticks together in your line. Vacuuming doesn't do much except clear a clog. It doesn't clean the line. Pro cleaners will use compressed air coming from a ball whip that pulls everything that isn't the line itself right out.

yorkiewho

7 points

6 days ago

Good to know! This is the first year in our own house so I’ll definitely be doing that yearly.

stevrevv59

28 points

6 days ago

After burning your own freaking house down you'd think that would be a rather significant way for someone to learn from their lesson and change their behavior. I can't imagine how frustrating that would be for you!

OminousVictory

1.4k points

6 days ago

Did you show the others and let them know it needs to be emptied before and after each load? 1) saves energy 2) Drier is more efficient and quicker to dry clothing

Still found some people didn’t know that was a thing. Like the washer filter or the belt for the drier drum. 3) Your suppose to also snake and/ or clean the exhaust vent once a year.

TheRealSugarbat

1.4k points

6 days ago

You forgot 4.) Doesn’t burn house down.

buttercream-gang

274 points

5 days ago

I was seriously told that a fire would happen if I didn’t clean it after every single load. I’m TERRIFIED to this day if I realize I started a load without cleaning out the lint filer

OminousVictory

116 points

5 days ago*

Chris hunt from fire fighter garage . Com says - “Washing machines and clothes dryers cause 15,970 house fires per month and cause an average of 13 deaths. So the bad news is these appliances cause a lot of fires. In contrast, the (relatively) good news is these fires cause far fewer deaths than other causes of home fires.” Don’t forget to get the drier exhaust cleaned every couple years or so. Looks like a plastic vent with 4 flaps or open elbow pvc 10ft up sticking out.

LobsterThief

38 points

5 days ago

We bought a house that had a new laundry room built in 2007; a few weeks ago I’m replacing the dryer and discovered they used a flexible exhaust duct in the WALL. Of course it had ripped open and was just venting lint into the wall. I actually discovered it because I took an outlet plate off and the outlet receptacle was completely packed with lint. Ran a brand new duct through the floor immediately. Scary shit, check your dryer exhaust.

heatisgross

60 points

5 days ago

and 5) nobody else's nasty lint getting up in your clothes

TheRealSugarbat

32 points

5 days ago

But it’s *cLeAn LiNt!” lol Edit: No, but it actually is clean lint.

7937397

93 points

6 days ago

7937397

93 points

6 days ago

In college there was a big yellow sign posted on the dryer door about emptying it. Most people did.

Todd_the_Wraith

32 points

6 days ago

Todd_the_Wraith

Your fucking headphones are on backwards again!

32 points

6 days ago

My college could have used one of those. I swear the fire department was called at least 5 times in the first 2 weeks of the semester, every semester.

hyperbolical

37 points

6 days ago

Before and after? You getting all the lint the gremlins put in there in between loads?

margmi

101 points

6 days ago

margmi

101 points

6 days ago

You clean it before because you can't trust those other fuckers to empty it, you clean it after because you don't want to be the fucker that doesn't empty it.

Before and after, always.

DragonFireCK

35 points

5 days ago

I live alone and don’t trust the person that did the last load to have cleaned the lint filter. I had even less trust when I lived with other people.

GhostBussyBoi

29 points

6 days ago

Washer filter?

Joshua_Todd

755 points

6 days ago

Joshua_Todd

755 points

6 days ago

Someone call Billy Joel, we figured out who started the fire.

brovo911

137 points

6 days ago

brovo911

137 points

6 days ago

It was always burning since the dryers been turning

Weary_Yogurt_8274

48 points

5 days ago

No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it.

giorgosbouldas

44 points

6 days ago

Ryan

glorious_cheese

116 points

6 days ago

I was staying at a friend's house and needed to wash clothes. Dude had NEVER cleaned his lint filter. Really smart guy but he just never thought about it.

ilindson

2.1k points

6 days ago

ilindson

2.1k points

6 days ago

Shit with that much lint it doesn't even seem like you empty it

Duuuuude_Esq

487 points

6 days ago

Or does the laundry infrequently lol

GhostBussyBoi

256 points

6 days ago

You get four uses out of a pair of underwear, front way, back way, inside out, inside out turned around. If this individual has at least 10 pairs of underwear that's at least 40 days until they need to wash them.

/s

ilindson

101 points

6 days ago

ilindson

101 points

6 days ago

Ah I was wondering what that smell was, I think it's coming through my phone it's so strong..

GhostBussyBoi

26 points

6 days ago

I mean I'm not currently wearing underwear so

That's not my underwear that you're smelling!

ilindson

8 points

6 days ago

ilindson

8 points

6 days ago

Just the raw ball funk?

2A4A22

22 points

6 days ago

2A4A22

22 points

6 days ago

Depression has entered the chat

matinobeano

65 points

6 days ago

Maybe a shared one somewhere, Apartment complex?

dirtyhank69

7 points

6 days ago

Was thinking that or a college, seems pretty obvious that’s not in someone’s apartment lol

donniebrascoreal

619 points

6 days ago

You're the only one and you empty it only once a year by the looks of it.

stevrevv59

157 points

6 days ago

stevrevv59

157 points

6 days ago

Yeah like that shit was already dangerous 6 months ago lol.

No-Spoilers

33 points

6 days ago

Communal apartment dryer?

SecretDevilsAdvocate

58 points

6 days ago

“Only one” who ever touched it maybe but don’t go saying you change it weekly or monthly 💀

Brobafett117

196 points

6 days ago

It’s kinda fun to clean it tbh and it’s not hard at all. Why would anyone “refuse” to clean it

meebeemee

38 points

6 days ago

meebeemee

38 points

6 days ago

I even being told to not empty it every cycle. I can't just let that there!? The public one I use now is not working well but I clean that at the half time and bingo the hardest to dry cloth are dry/ok.

qvisel[S]

38 points

6 days ago

qvisel[S]

38 points

6 days ago

That’s what I’m saying

Due-Compote375

24 points

6 days ago

I'd clean the screen with some dawn dish soap and hot water when you get a chance if you use dryer sheets. They leave a waxy film behind that blocks airflow after a while, and it looks like it's been a while. It's crazy how much of a difference it makes.

guiguyy

43 points

6 days ago

guiguyy

43 points

6 days ago

How to burn a house down 101.

bitemytail

150 points

6 days ago

bitemytail

150 points

6 days ago

Empties*

elmhing

50 points

6 days ago

elmhing

50 points

6 days ago

Now we can save that apostrophe for next time!

Big-Contribution530

22 points

6 days ago

Great news, u/qvisel

Apostrophes aren't for every time you're confused about using an S

legquint561

38 points

6 days ago

Empty is

roozybluezy

28 points

6 days ago

Thank God someone said it

wetdog90

24 points

6 days ago

wetdog90

24 points

6 days ago

Every time the dryer is used you are suppose to clean that. I would express what a fire hazard that is.

Constable306

23 points

6 days ago

I swear I've never seen anyone misspell empties.

purpleturtlehurtler

70 points

6 days ago

I feel that.

Laundry lint, and kitty litter. Those are what only I do.

Duuuuude_Esq

29 points

6 days ago

Teach your cat to use the toilet and then you only have one thing to do…unless you also teach the cat to clean out the lint trap

ArtSlug

21 points

6 days ago

ArtSlug

21 points

6 days ago

I clean off the vent screen every time and when I had my dryer vent tubing professionally cleaned it was still full of lint. (You can’t see it because it’s inside the walls and inside the machine)

So I can’t imagine how packed full other ones get that don’t get cleaned off must be.

Also the lint buildup decreases the efficiency of the dryer to do it’s job.

Ope, ok, well, this is enough internet for the day for this Midwesterner.

Edited to correct a typo.

bendy_straw_bich

18 points

6 days ago

While you're at it, you might try checking the exhaust vent on the outside of the house because those need to get cleaned too for safety and to make it more efficient to dry your clothes. Also I feel you, my worst fear is my house catching fire so I've gotten on my kids about cleaning that thing

Mr-Fahrenheit_451

17 points

6 days ago

This is INCREDIBLY dangerous

Ogre730

64 points

6 days ago

Ogre730

64 points

6 days ago

Lucky you haven't burned up your dryer

Scotch_Fiend

59 points

6 days ago

lucky they haven’t burned down the house before bro could empty it

Joe_Mama6969420-

41 points

6 days ago

Empties*

GhostBussyBoi

10 points

6 days ago

This kids is what we like to call

A fucking fire hazard

pvsocialmedia

10 points

6 days ago

The grammar police read your post....and died.

breezyhoneybee

11 points

6 days ago

After. Every. Use. People!!!!!

Passname357

9 points

6 days ago

For safety reasons I understand, but for satisfying reasons I am so jealous. I don’t understand how other people never check it because it’s so fun to pull the lint out.

anxiouslymute

32 points

6 days ago

I was under the impression that if you didn’t change it every load, the next load you put in would burst into flames. Maybe the sims has too much impact on my life

oh-canadaa

7 points

6 days ago

Once my roommate said the dryer is not working properly. I checked the vent, got about 3 pounds worth of lint.

lxzgxz

8 points

6 days ago

lxzgxz

8 points

6 days ago

Respectfully, how has your house not burned down

er1026

7 points

6 days ago

er1026

7 points

6 days ago

This will literally burn down your house. This is really serious. I can’t believe people allow it to get like this!

nlevine1988

7 points

6 days ago

Besides just being a huge fire hazard it'll also make your clothes take way longer to dry