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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Hair and lint stay on clothes and in dryer
on February 27, 2013
We just bought this dryer about 2 weeks ago and for the most part I agree with the positive points mentioned in the other reviews: dryness sensor works well, 'wrinkle guard' feature is great, I like the pull down door. Overall a good inexpensive dryer.
But I am giving a three star rating due to my extreme disappointment regarding the lint filter. One of the reviewers points out that she has never seen the filter overloaded with lint. This is exactly the problem - the lint stays in the dryer and on the clothes!
This may be partly due to the fact that the fins on the inside of the drum are plastic, instead of metal. I find lots of lint and hair clinging to the plastic from static. It's possible using softener sheets in the dryer would eliminate the problem, but I don't like using chemical sheets and never had to with my old dryer.
I have several cats and the lint filter on my old GE dryer was always packed with cat hair and I even would use the dryer to de-fur stuff from time to time.
After using the new dryer a few times I was surprised to see how little cat hair was captured in the filter, so I inspected the drum, and lo and behold, the interior of the dryer was full of hair and fuzz! Now I know to clean it after a load, but what a pain, and there is still lots of cat hair left on clothes after drying. Not good!
The lint filter was below the door in my old unit - I wonder if the position of the filter in this machine makes it less effective. I really don't like the fact it is on top of the dryer - I tend to leave things on the dryer and it's a bother to move everything to clean the filter. Although the way this thing filters, I only have to clean it every 3rd to 6th load.
Luckily we are going to convert to gas soon, so I will be able to replace this dryer with another model. Any recommendations for good dryers (and washers) for pet owners?