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SOURCE: sock in lint collector slot

If you turn it around there is a long black piece that you can unscrew after taking off the plate cover,,,,only unscrew the bottom and pull lightly, you should be able to see the sock among a bunch of dirt!!!! Dryer started right up!! Thank goodness!

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Sock fell down lint vent and daughter turned on dryer

Turn off you power to the dryer and then,
You could run a coat hanger straightened out with a hook bent on the end of it into the lint vent at try to hook the sock.
But probably you will have to remove the back to follow the lint vent.
You may try to remove the vent hose and run the straightened coat hanger in there to try and remove the sock.
Hope this helps

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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SOURCE: a sock fell in the vent of my whirlpool dryer

If you mean the lint trap, try this: Unplug the dryer. With a dryer brush (~$10.00 @ Lowe's/similar), bend to approximate the curvature of your cavity and try to retrieve. If this doesn't work, slide/scoot the dryer out and remove the venting duct. Carry outside and dump. If no sock there, look into the dryer exhaust (where the duct connects). Use the brush again to retrieve said sock (and generally clean as you go, as it never hurts). Also look at your vent where your dryer exhaust passes through the wall, clean as you go..... This should get you back up and running.
Regards, --W/D--

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Small toy accidently fell down dryer vent. What

To get to where the toy fell on this unit is a little involved. Unplug unit. take out the lint filter and gently turn the machine upside down hoping the object will fall out if not you will need to take the back off the unit and loosen or remove the blower chute to get at the blower wheel and your missplaced object
Good luck...

Posted on Aug 11, 2010

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SOURCE: while cleaning out my lint

Typically you can feed a vacuum hose down into the lint trap area and **** the sock out.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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Ihave a whirlpool gas dryer and my wife droped a sock into the hole where the filter is. Made some noise and then seemed to work just fine. Where did the sock go and shoukd I be worried? Thank you


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You may need to clean out your lint trap. Not just the part that you pull out. I'm talking about the entire tunnel. Even though we empty the lint trap regularly there's a lot that gets left behind and over time can become a fire hazard. Your arms and hands cannot reach everywhere in there. For this you can attach an old sock or rag to a coat hanger that has been opened up. Go down in there a couple of times with it. You'll be surprised at how much stuff comes out. To further help this problem you can also pull dryer out and check that the vent hose in back is clear and free of debris. Cleaning the trap screen (the part you pull out to empty the lint) with HOT water occasionally will also clear residue that has built up from using dryer sheets. Over time that residue will make those tiny screen holes smaller & smaller & smaller. All of this can affect your dryer's performance.

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Sock fell down lint vent and daughter turned on dryer


Turn off you power to the dryer and then,
You could run a coat hanger straightened out with a hook bent on the end of it into the lint vent at try to hook the sock.
But probably you will have to remove the back to follow the lint vent.
You may try to remove the vent hose and run the straightened coat hanger in there to try and remove the sock.
Hope this helps

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A sock fell in the vent of my whirlpool dryer


If you mean the lint trap, try this: Unplug the dryer. With a dryer brush (~$10.00 @ Lowe's/similar), bend to approximate the curvature of your cavity and try to retrieve. If this doesn't work, slide/scoot the dryer out and remove the venting duct. Carry outside and dump. If no sock there, look into the dryer exhaust (where the duct connects). Use the brush again to retrieve said sock (and generally clean as you go, as it never hurts). Also look at your vent where your dryer exhaust passes through the wall, clean as you go..... This should get you back up and running.
Regards, --W/D--

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2. Remove the screws that hold the vent in place and remove. NOTE: Make sure you remove the two screws located on the top panel as well. The entire exhaust vent will come out.

If this is not how your dryer is configured, please post back with your correct model number. If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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