Sunday, June 27, 2010

Umm....Are you serious?

I was planning on showing you the new signs I made for my front step post things today, but I had to show you this instead.

So are you wondering what that is?  That is lint that has accumulated in my dryer for the past 3 years.  Disgusting!  This afternoon my dryer started squealing and I figured a belt or bearing was going out.  So my wonderful brother came over tonight and took my dryer apart and this is what we found.  2 Large kitchen size trash cans and 2 Dyson canisters worth.  YUCK!

Luckily he thinks it is a belt tension pulley thing, I took a picture so I can order the part tomorrow.  He temporarily fixed it with a paper clip and WD-40, hopefully it will last until the part comes in.

But I did find something kind of cool in nasty Lintville.

 2 perfect little lint balls!

**After reading the dryer manual, it says you are supposed to take apart the dryer and clean the lint out every 2 years or sooner depending on how often you use it!  I was only 1 year or 3 pounds of lint late!**

I hope everyone had a great weekend!


Jenglamgirl said...

LOL ON THE pefect lint balls! Seriously that is scary there was that much in there... it could be a fire hazard couldn't it? Glad your bro helped out. Night~ Jenn

Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

Oh my, you could quilt with all that! So thankful you got it out before there was a fire.

Amy Snell said... has to be said...HOLY CRAP!! With that being said, I should probably pull our dryer apart, we've had it for at least 5 years and I only clean out the top lint thing...glad its not something really major thats wrong though :)

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

That is the most crazy thing I've seen today (granted it's only 9 AM were I live, but still)! I'm suddenly frightened and alarmed about what might be lurking in our dryer. Yikes!

Kristin said...

Oh dear. This does not bode well for my dryer...I'm used to moving every year or two, now that we own a house I'm going to have get brave and start looking in places like that...and under the fridge...noooo! :)

Mom_Rhonda said...

I didn't even know you were supposed to take them apart!

Ok, I'm lovin' the fact that you appreciate the lint balls :) but am wondering if they went out with the lint or if you'll find something else to do with them!

Anonymous said...

Hmm... Welp I will be telling my husband that I know whats wrong with the dryer LOL

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