How to Clean an Admiral Heavy-Duty Capacity Dryer

by Shelley Marie

Dryers require little care and maintenance, but occasional cleaning can keep your dryer working and looking its best. Dust and debris can build up on the outside of the drier, and items left in pockets can leave stains or marks inside the dryer drum. With regular use, fabric softener sheets can leave residue in the lint screen that restricts the flow of air and reduces drying time. Cleaning your Admiral heavy-duty capacity dryer periodically is a regular part of appliance maintenance and shouldn't be overlooked.

1 Pull out the lint screen and roll off any lint with your fingers. Throw it away. Rinse the lint screen under hot water and scrub off any fabric softener residue, using a nylon brush and a few drops of mild dish soap. Dry it with a towel and slide it back into place.

2 Wash the dryer exterior and control panels, using a damp cloth and few drops of dish soap or all-purpose cleaning spray. Dry the exterior with a clean, dry cloth.

3 Clean out the inside of the dryer drum, using a cloth and a nonflammable, all-purpose cleaner to remove any marks or stains. Wipe the drum with a clean, damp cloth to remove any residue. Run a cycle of clean towels or cloths to dry any remaining moisture in the drum.

4 Turn off and unplug your Admiral dryer. Locate the discharge hose on the back of the dryer and remove it. Look for any clogs and remove them by hand or with a vacuum cleaner and a brush or nozzle attachment.

5 Remove the screws on the back panel of your Admiral heavy-duty dryer, using a screwdriver. Take off the back panel. Unscrew the lint trap cover and remove it. Clean lint out of the hole in the cover, if applicable. Vacuum any lint buildup from inside the machine. Replace the back panel and screw it into place.

6 Connect the discharge hose and plug in the dryer.

Items you will need

  • Nylon brush
  • Mild dish detergent
  • Towel
  • All-purpose cleaner (nonflammable)
  • Vacuum cleaner (with brush or nozzle attachment)
  • Screwdriver