We are constantly challenged to find the middle ground between our high expectations (or OCD desire for something that may be unrealistic) - and the industry standard of "Clean enough".Regarding our Speed Queen tumblers, we discovered another layer of lint.I can't really figure out what this 'thing' is called... / so - I've just been referring to the three in each barrel as 'paddles.' Can you tell us the proper name?While cleaning out the daily lint, I was digging around a bit to see how I could get a 'detail' list in order - and keep a tighter regiment. There is gum and quarters and nails that I've mostly removed (in between the walls of the barrel and the paddle end-caps. We put that on a checklist. BUT... that's when I starting noticing build-up in the paddle itself.You wouldn't be able to notice as a customer.But once you do... it's really clear.From below / lint drawer. (It also really packs into the end-caps.) Only the front half is easy to get to through the opening.We happen to have this really long screwdriver - that we bent for another purpose. Works fairly well from below - to scrap things loose and pull them toward the lint drawer.This seemed to be an average amount of lint stuffed in there... / and if it doesn't look like a lot... it feels like a lot --- and it is dense.This takes at least 30 minutes to do one tumbler. / which isn't the worst... but our question is --- Is this normal? Or have most of the things in the mat we bought - just never been cleaned since 2003? We're still trying to find the normal here.- What amount of time would you guess it could take to build up to this point?
- How much does this buildup affect drying times?
- Are there any slick ways of keeping these things tidy?
- Does this normally get taken care of by some routine barrel cleaning that our mechanics of the past should have been doing?
- Is this normal?
- Any other thoughts?
THANK YOU!Oh... and so I don't end up opening another thread... what about the lint behind the barrel - smashed between the wall? It's not very much... but it feels like enough to get pushed into the wrong area - and then burn up.
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