Note: Unplug the dryer prior to the removal of the lint filter. Make sure to refer to your machine's manual for proper removal of the lint filter. An instruction may also be written in the manual on cleaning the lint trap. If none is written, feel free to do as suggested below.
1. To remove the lint from the dryer you can use either a damp cloth or a soft bristle brush. Using the vacuum is also an option.
2. Once you have removed the bulk of the lint, run water into the filter. Gently wash and brush it using a small amount of liquid dishwashing detergent. Rinse afterwards.
3. To make sure that no lint remains on the filter, run water over the filter mesh and check if the water goes through. If the water pools on top and won't go through, a film of lint may still be clogging the mesh. Repeat the washing, brushing and rinsing process until the water passes through the lint filter.
4. Clean the plastic sides of the lint filter with a damp cloth and let the lint filter air dry before putting it back into the dryer.