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I want to know how to remove the lint trap (not just the screen but the entire assembly) from a Maytag Performa PYET344AZW front loading electric dryer. The lint screen will not even properly slide back into place because there is so much lint within the plastic frame (and probably in the ducts and everywhere else too!).

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  • jnrobinson Sep 11, 2008

    Thanks, but I know how to clean out the lint screen and the vent (and the tubing in between as well). My concern here is how to remove the piece of plastic that houses the lint screen...this assembly is FULL of lint behind the screen, and presumeably in between the dryer drum and the outer body, where ever it is that the air goes before venting out the back of the dryer into the piping. Any thoughts on how to clean out this area?

  • fcfay65757 Nov 22, 2008

    I saw my repairman remove the outer shell of the dryer once, and remove

    a sack full of lint from inside the body of the dryer. I have a Performa model PYE/G2000. Can you tell me how I get the outer shell off to do this?

  • kris88 Feb 02, 2009

    Yes! I have the same issue with lint getting stuck between the screen and the panel that hold the screen in place. My dryer takes forever to dry but does run and has enough heat to dry the clothes eventually, usually an hour and at times longer. I have lint everywhere but it seems to becoming from under the dryer and not from the connection or tubing to the outside vent.Stupid question, is it ok to vacuum the lint using a soft brush attachment when I get the panels off? Or is there some sort of magical tool I should using? Just concerned the vacuum may be too strong and might disconnect something.

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Besides drying clothes, dryers also remove lint. This fine, fuzzy material can cause trouble because it blocks dryer lint traps, clogs vents, and fills blowers. Lint can also gather around and in the tracks of the drum rollers, or in and under the pulleys and the drive belt. The result is poor clothes drying or -- sometimes -- no drying. To avoid lint problems, clean out the dryer's lint trap system every time you use the dryer.
To clean the lint screen, remove it from the unit. The screen may be located near or under the door sill, or in the top of the dryer near the control panel. It can usually be removed by pulling it up and out of its housing. Remove the accumulated lint to clear the screen; then replace the screen.
The exhaust vent also collects lint. Vent maintenance involves cleaning the lint from a screen in the dryer's vent exhaust collar and/or at the end of the exhaust vent where it sticks out through a basement window or through an exterior wall. To clean the screen, remove the clamp that holds the vent to the collar, or back out the screws that hold the vent to the collar, or pull the vent straight off an extended collar. Clean the screen thoroughly and replace it in the vent assembly.
To clean the vent itself, use a vent-cleaning brush (available at hardware stores) to pull out any lint deposits. Also check the vent run to make sure that the vent piping or tubing isn't loose at the joints, or -- in the case of flexible plastic venting -- isn't sagging between hanging brackets. Breaks or sags cause undue strain on the dryer's blower system, and can cause drying problems. If the vent pipe or tubing has become clogged with lint, remove the lint by pushing a garden hose or a drain-and-trap auger through the vent to a convenient joint. Disassemble the joint to remove the debris. With this procedure, it isn't necessary to disassemble the entire vent to find the blockage.You can head off problems before they become too serious by providing routine maintenance for your dryer's door gasket, thermostat, timer, and other frequently used parts. Let's discuss how to service these important components in the next section.  
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    • 1 Remove the lint screen from the dryer. If you are unsure how to remove the lint trap, refer to your owner's manual, as removal directions vary among Maytag models.
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    • 8 Dry a load of damp towels in the Maytag dryer. Run a complete dry cycle to remove any residue left inside.
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  2. Using your screwdriver as a lever, insert it under the front right side of the dryer, between the top and the body. Press down to force the top slightly up from the body. Repeat this process on the left side, and lift the top off the dryer.
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  6. Directing your attention to the motor area, remove the old belt and feed the new belt through, passing the entire belt, doubled over, under the idler pulley. Push the belt toward the motor pulley, placing the belt around it, and allow the tension to release on the idler pulley.
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