Do new washing machines have lint traps?
Most styles of washing machines do not have an interior lint trap, and for the ones that do, won’t even come close to snagging those tiny fibers that can cause environmental issues.
How does washer lint trap work?
- Along the rim of the washing machine drum.
- The center of the washing machine agitator.
- The end of the washing machine drainage hose.
What can I use to trap lint from my washing machine?
Inexpensive, sock-type lint filters or drain baskets catch bigger fibers, but most of the lint washes right through—and you can’t even use them unless your washer discharges into a laundry tub. A better choice is an enclosed, very fine mesh filter that captures more than 90 percent of the lint.