Making Lint Traps For Washing Machines

By: Mrs. Mathis

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Many of us have experienced a washing machine lint problem. Without some sort of washing machine lint trap to stop it, lint and other gunk can clog up your drain and cause a lot of headaches. While you can buy lint traps for washing machines, it is so easy and inexpensive to make one that its silly not to. Read on now for instructions on how to make a washing machine lint strainer, or as some people call them, a washing machine lint catch.

Making A Washing Machine Lint Trap

To make a washing machine lint catch, start with a clean plastic mesh vegetable bag. Wash the bag thoroughly and remove any non plastic parts before making it into a washing machine lint strainer. While these plastic mesh bags make great lint traps for washing machines, any non-plastic parts tend to get moldy, which will only add to your washing machine lint problem.

Next, weave a piece of dental floss in and out around one opening of the bag to create a draw string effect. Then draw the opening closed, tie off the ends of the floss and you have a washing machine lint trap.

Attaching A Washing Machine Lint Strainer To The Hose

To attach your washing machine lint trap to the end of you hose, weave another piece of dental floss into the other end of your newly created washing machine lint catch to create another drawstring effect. Then slip that end of the washing machine lint trap onto the end of your washing machine hose and draw the floss up tightly to hold the washing machine lint strainer in place. Then place the washing machine hose back in its drain and use as usual. Hopefully this will solve your washing machine lint problem for good.

Please note that homemade lint traps for washing machines should be replaced every two years.

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