Dawn in California, you are on The Money Pit. What can we do for you?
DAWN: Hi, I was wondering if there’s any way, besides just using one of those little lint brushes, if there’s a way of getting the excess lint that gets trapped inside the dryer without taking the back off.
TOM: There’s a brush – actually, Leslie and I both have one of these lint eaters, which is really cool.
LESLIE: Yeah, but that does the whole line from like …
TOM: No, but they have – they have additional brushes for it that do the dryer itself, too. They have like a flat brush.
LESLIE: Mmm. This is awesome, Dawn. It’s called – it’s the Gardus LintEater and Tom and I both have it. And it’s a series of sort of flexible piping that you go to the outside of your house where the dryer vents out and, using a power driver, you almost snake out the drain. That’s pretty much what you’re doing. And as you pull this brush in and out, it pulls out all the lint that’s built up in the entire line from where it goes from the back of your dryer to the outside of your house.
TOM: And there’s also a brush attachment that works inside the dryer as well. There are different size brushes and you basically go into the lint area and where you have your lint screen you pull it out and then there’s a brush that works in there. And there’s even a vacuum attachment for the brush.
Dawn the website for the LintEater is simply LintEater.com. And again, we both have it and I think we both pulled out so much lint we were embarrassed.
LESLIE: An embarrassing amount.
TOM: (chuckling) Exactly.
LESLIE: And it’s probably one of the funnest chores you will ever accomplish. You should probably do it once a year but I find I want to do it all the time.
DAWN: Thank you very much.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.