This is a good question. When we get new machines we are always asked how to clean them and this can get confusing because there are a million different filters out there so it can be hard to figure out which one to keep. What we are going to do is go through the process of cleaning our machines and try to figure out which filter to keep. Let’s get started.
First let’s just clean out the filter and let it air dry for a couple of hours or so. If we can be honest with ourselves, we will feel guilty about taking the time to air dry a dirty machine, but if it’s an electric machine, then it really does take a lot of time to clean every filter that gets plugged in. We’ll give it a couple of good rinses, then plug it back in and let it air dry for a couple more hours.
If we could just clean and air dry the filters in our machines that we use daily, we would probably feel a lot better about cleaning them. For the most part, cleaning your machine and letting it air dry is not that hard. But just to be sure, I have cleaned and air dried a lot of filters over the years. I’ve also always tried to use a low friction cleaner on my machines. I even used to try to use a little soap and water on a lot of them.
But my favorite way to clean and air dry my machines is to use my homemade Maytag air dryer. It is a portable air dryer that comes in a few different sizes, and it works quite well. It is also relatively cheap, and it is a great tool to bring to the home, especially if you are just starting out with a new machine.
I will say that my Maytag dryer has had only two things break over the years, one of which was a small crack in the filter that caused a small amount of dust to get in the filter and build up. It’s fine now, but it is a little annoying. Its filter is fairly easy to clean and it also has a lot of air holes in it that you can get in and out of, making cleaning it easy.
So, I got a Maytag dryer and have just gone through the whole process of cleaning it. One of the things the dryer comes with is a filter and I spent a little bit of time cleaning mine out. I ended up using a garden hose that I bought and then put in the dryer. The hose is designed to go in there and then go out, but I just didn’t find it that hard to get it out.
The filter is made from plastic and has a metal mesh top that helps keep the dirt and grime off the inside of the filter. The filter is also made from plastic and is meant to be a permanent part of the filter. It is made out of black plastic that is supposed to be very durable. It’s also supposed to keep the dirt and grime off the inside of the dryer.
This sounds like a great idea, but it really isn’t. To get this item out of that filter, you’ll need to remove the top, which is where the hose attaches. But you’ll need to do that the old fashioned way, which is by pulling the hose out of the top. No way to get it out without tearing the hose up.
How do you remove the top? Remove the hose, right? Well youll need more than just the hose to do this, there will be a bit of a struggle. Because the hose is made out of plastic, it is likely to bend a little bit over time. To get that hose out, youll need to grab the outer part of it. Then youll need to make a couple of sharp movements to loosen up the plastic.
You can use a screwdriver to pry it loose. Because there won’t be any more plastic left, it should be pretty easy to pull out. To make sure you don’t tear up the hose, try to get it loose with your hands, but not your nails.