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Two things: I would like to disable the annoying buzzer that sounds which sounds when the drying cycle is over. I want to clean out the slot where the lint filter sits, but am afraid to pull very ******* the plastic grate that is in front of it. I have removed three screws (two hex, one phillips) but the grate does not seem ready to be removed. It is an electric dryer, model MDE2600 AYW Thanks.

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  • Wolky Oct 05, 2008

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Hello Walky,
The vent cavity can be cleaned fairly easily without removing it by adding a section of flex tubing to your vacuum cleaner. Most hardware stores sell clear plastic tubing in various sizes so choose one that will fit inside the lint trap area ( normally ~ 1/2" or so and add that to your vac hose with duct tape or equivalent)... If you slash cut the end of it....you can better vacuum the grated surface inside that filter housing.

The buzzer module can be unhooked from inside the dryer. Try this website for location details
http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php Slide 3 Control Panel shows the wherabouts of the buzzer ( item 11 ) which you should be able to disable by removing or cutting the wire ( please do this with the power disconnected . Also , make sure that you cover any exposed wire ends with an electrical tape, wire nut or some insulator to prevent accidental shorts.

Hope this helps you..

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