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  1. #1
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    Clothes Dryer Lint Filters...

    They exist. They are there for a reason. They must be cleaned out.
    Did someone forget to publish these facts in the modern human handbook?


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    Does this belong in the "I love my wife and all...." thread?
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    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    lint filter? wazzat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    Does this belong in the "I love my wife and all...." thread?
    Yes.

    With a link to what not to put down waste disposal.
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    And stop putting dirty knives back in the knife block.

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    ^^what's that got to do with lint filters?
    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    ^^ he’s using the knives to kill whoever didn’t clean the lint filter.


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    Hang dry the clothing. Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked_sick View Post
    Hang dry the clothing. Problem solved.
    Ya, but then the lint just ends up collecting in my navel.

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    It gets in my navel anyway.
    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    If I lived in WA, Oft would be my realtor. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    Does this belong in the "I love my wife and all...." thread?
    Um, it’s 2020. Some might interpret that as sexist.

    Besides, you can easily make fire starters with all the lint from your navel.

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Wat...-Fire-Starter/


    Easier, this way you won’t have to hear her nag about starting the fire when she is cooking dinner.

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    Most of my clothes are bespoke and are dry cleaned, so I'm a bit lost on what the issue is here.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    I'll take "things you should have learned in highschool" for 200 alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Most of my clothes are bespoke and are dry cleaned, so I'm a bit lost on what the issue is here.
    Ask the help, they’re familiar I’m sure.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    All jokes aside, wife dropped something into the filter housing, so the other month I had to take the back of the drier off to get to it....

    Granted, it had been 20 years, but HOLY SHIT was there ever a shitload of lint! And we (she) cleans the filter all the time. I would recommend opening the lint filter housing and cleaning it out at least every five years. Lint fires are real.
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

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    The rental a couple houses over was being remodeled for sale after the most recent renters had been booted. I was talking to the owner and ended up getting a tour of the house. He was going through all the shit he had to fix, and as the pièce de résistance, he showed me the lint he'd pulled from the dryer filter. It was hundreds of thin layers packed into a 3" thick lint brick. He was keeping it as evidence in his court case against the renters.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    My last dryer was about 15 yrs old and started to catch fire, fortunately I just happened to notice at just the right time. I wouldn't be typing this if we had been running the dryer later that night while we were sleeping. Don't run the dryer when you are sleeping. And mine is a gas dryer. I shut the dryer off, unplugged it, shut off the gas, unhooked that, and my son and I hauled the smoldering thing outside pretty damn quick. Extremely Lucky. So ya, clean out your dryer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Most of my clothes are bespoke and are dry cleaned, so I'm a bit lost on what the issue is here.
    This shirt is dry clean only, which means it is dirty - Mitch Hedbergy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddy View Post
    Granted, it had been 20 years, but HOLY SHIT was there ever a shitload of lint! And we (she) cleans the filter all the time. I would recommend opening the lint filter housing and cleaning it out at least every five years. Lint fires are real.
    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    My last dryer was about 15 yrs old and started to catch fire, fortunately I just happened to notice at just the right time. I wouldn't be typing this if we had been running the dryer later that night while we were sleeping.
    Agreed 100%. I had the pleasure of tearing apart our old dryer to fix the belt recently and was shocked at how much lint had worked it's way into the inner workings of the machine. The motor had a layer of loose, probably super flammable lint on it. Scary tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oftpiste View Post
    It gets in my navel anyway.
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    Stumpy luv, Ren hate.

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    dryer lint should be the new green energy source

    soak it in used cooking oil and it becomes fuel for that steam powered horseless carriage that all the hipsters are rolling these days
    watch out for snakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Most of my clothes are bespoke and are dry cleaned, so I'm a bit lost on what the issue is here.
    Honestly- you don’t have people for that??


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    Y'all are scaring me now, I should pull the front off of our and see what's what.

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    Seriously though I am super paranoid about lint fires. Will not leave house or sleep either dryer on-


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    Everyone knows about the dryer filter.
    Now ask yourself when was the last time you cleaned your dishwasher filter.

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