Nothing feels as good as putting on a sweater that's been tumbled dried in a dryer. But when it comes to dryer maintenance, most folks stick to just cleaning out the
lint filter instead of going through the whole deep cleaning process.
The bottom line is that if you plan on using that dryer for a long time, a quick
deep-cleaning is a must. The lint filter just isn't going to catch all the lint that comes its way. That means that over time, the inside of the dryer will start to get caked with lint, especially around the drum. And in case you weren't aware, lint is highly flammable.
The whole deep-cleaning project should takes about 30 minutes depending on how
difficult your dryer is to take apart and how dirty it is inside. Most dryers have a top or front panel which is held in place with just a few screws. Once you're in, just take your vacuum sweeper with a hose extension and sweep out the lint build-up around the drum and inside the lint filter tray.