Monday, November 22, 2010

Another fine day with our clothes dryer~ NOT!

OK~ I've written all about it before~ most of you know I absolutely despise my front loading washing machine.  I know some people love theirs, but I really do not like mine!  Now, the matching clothes dryer, that is also supposed to be so energy efficient.....Well, let's just say I can't stand that either.  After discussing the situation (over 3 years ago)  with the retailer that sold us our HE3 Kenmore Elite set, we were advised to vacuum it out monthly.....I had no idea that vacuuming a clothes dryer is something that you should do monthly.  Well, here's what the inside of this crazy thing looks like~ 98% of the time!

You would never know that I do clean out the lint filter in between every load of clothes. A poor design I do say. Isn't this the type of design work that mechanical engineers do? Here's my plea:  Someone please design a clothes dryer that does not have to be vacuumed out on a monthly basis, that does not sell for $1000.00. The much more inexpensive, older model of a clothes dryer that I had before this, did not have any maintenance issues like this.
This is the what the lint filter holder looked like.  And yes, I do clean the lint filter after every load goes through.  It's quite obvious that the filter does not work properly!      

After a thorough vacuuming and a little bit of soap and water~ This is ready to go for another month.  Does your clothes dryer require all of this maintenance?  I am very disappointed in this~ too expensive to just toss out and purchase a new one.  We'll keep vacuuming away...It's now 6 years old, probably past it's time anyway..........Isn't that about how long the average appliance lasts in today's world?


My advice:  Take the front off of your clothes dryer~ check it out~ make sure your clothes dryer is not prone to a fire as this one appears to be!  After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


  1. Wow. I know what is on the hubs to do list over the holiday.

  2. I'm not sure if there is a dryer like the one you wish you had. But you may want to check the vent outside your home sure there isn't a clog in that as well.

  3. The dryer vent outside the house is clear~ that gets cleaned out weekly!

  4. Wow I have heard horror stories on front load washers and dryers. I still have the old kind with the little lint screen and I love it. I don't think I would buy a front loader washing machine you are like the 5th person that I know doesn't like them.


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