A tumble dryer can be very expensive to replace and regular cleaning and maintenance will help keep it working properly for longer. It is crucial that you keep all airways clear in your tumble dryer as a blocked filter can cause the appliance to overheat and, although rare, this can cause fires.
Cleaning tumble dryer filters is very easy and should be done as part of your regular appliance cleaning routine. You should only remove the filters once the tumble dryer has properly cooled.
The filter should simply lift or pull out. You should be able to brush most of the lint that has collected in the filter away using your fingers. In some cases it may be possible to wash the filters.
You should check the manufacturers’ manual to see if your specific filters are washable, but remember you should only clean the filter using warm water and washing up liquid.
Over time tumble dryer filters can become damaged. When you are cleaning the filters you should inspect for any signs of damage. You can buy a huge range of replacement tumble dryer filters at BuySpares.
You should also try to clear any lint that has not been captured by the filters. This can be done by vacuuming the area that houses the filter (with the filter removed) using the vacuum cleaner crevice tool.