In addition to the lint trap, clean out lint
from under the dryer, the vent line and the airflow path inside
the dryer. A lot of lint can build up in these places over time.
Lint build up reduces dryer efficiency and is a fire hazard.
Use rigid steel or semi-flexible vent lines
to reduce the risk of fire.
Gas dryers are currently cheaper to operate
than electric dryers, but as natural gas prices rise, this may
Gas dryers MUST be properly vented to the
outdoors because they produce dangerous amounts of carbon monoxide.
Don't dry clothing that is still stained,
it will set the stain.
Don't use plastic or foil covered vent lines.
They tend to collect lint which reduces dryer performance and
is a fire hazard. Making the fire hazard more dangerous is the
fact that the vent line itself is flammable.