How to Clean a GE Dryer

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If you use your GE dryer regularly, chances are it's been exposed to foreign objects such as pens, crayons or gum at one time or another. The heat from the dryer melts any stains onto the inside of the dryer drum, causing a hassle for anyone involved in the cleanup. Lint and fabric softener residue builds up on the lint screen over time, reducing the dryer's efficiency.

Things You'll Need

  • Bucket
  • Dish soap or laundry detergent
  • Sponge
  • Towel
  • Unplug your GE dryer and remove the lint screen.

  • Remove any lint from the lint screen in one piece and discard it in the trash. If there's any fabric softener residue left on the screen, hold it under warm running water until it dissolves. Set the lint screen aside to air dry.

  • Fill a bucket with warm water and add 1 to 2 tbsp. dish soap or laundry detergent.

  • Dip a sponge in the bucket, and wring it out. Wipe any dirt or stains from the inside of the dryer with the sponge.

  • Wipe the outside of the GE dryer and the control panel with the sponge.

  • Wipe the inside and outside of the GE dryer with an absorbent towel.

  • Replace the lint screen when it's fully dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • GE recommends hiring a professional to clean the dryer vent once a year.

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