LET’S be honest – when was the last time you cleaned out the fluff from your tumble dryer? A week ago? A month maybe? Well if you don’t do it regularly, lint can start to build up around the motor – which causes the machine to overheat and poses a huge fire risk. One woman who knows a little something about this is firefighter Amy Niblett. Earlier this week, Amy dismantled her mum’s old tumble dryer to find an astonishing amount of fluff which had built up over the past 25 years. Posting on the Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas , the firefighter explained how her mum asked to help “de-fluffing” the well-used machine. She wrote: “I decided to take the casing off my mums 25 year old tumble dryer that she still uses after noticing fluff poking through the seams of the metal! Took me nearly 2 hours!” But while Amy expected for there to be a small build up of lint hiding in the machine, she didn’t expect to find a mountain of fluff lingering around the motor and behind the door. To avoid fluff from building up in your machine, it’s recommended you clean out… Read full this story
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