I've had both. Keep them clean and I think they are equally good or bad.
The ones on the door might be easier to remember to clean if you see them
each time you open the door, where as the ones on the top might get covered
with junk and more easily forgotten.
On 29 Oct, 18:24, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've always had dryers with the lint trap on top. The only problem
that I know of is that when the clothes get piled up on the top, the
kids (and sometimes the wife) don't bother moving them to clean the
If it was in the door, I'm sure it would be cleaned every time.
Our Whirlpool gas dryer has a top lint filter. We bought the dryer in 1974,
raised three kids, and it is still working fine. Replaced the belt twice
and the igniter once. Nice when stuff lasts longer than expected.
My grandmother replaced a dryer in 1995. It was one (Maytag) my mother
bought in 1960 because of my diapers. It could have been fixed in 1995
if parts were still available. It has a lint filter in the door.
On Mon, 29 Oct 2007 17:24:00 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
Probably more important than top or door is whether the air is drawn
through the filter or blown through it. The latter "leak" lint all
under the dryer. Sorry, I don't recall which brands are which.
I have a top filter and a few years ago I decided it would be smart
(safety-wise) for me to pull out my dryer, pull the back off and clean
out the lint I thought would be all over the place. To my surprise
there was very little. A few cobwebs but nil on the lint.
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