A small plastic toy fell into the lint trap and is too deep into the machine to get it out with my fingers. Once the electrical supply is disconnected, can we access this toy through one of the back panels? Or should we get a Sears repair person in? I doubt it's still covered under any plan. It is a Kenmore Extra Capacity Heavy Duty dryer. (We bought it used about 5 years ago and we do not have the manual.)
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Re: Small plastic toy down lint trap
Is the lint filter on the top of unit??? if so you ll need to disconnect power remove the 2 phillips head screws under the lint trap holding it to the main lid. then after removing about 10 1/4in screws from back panel you ll see a metal sleeve running down the back of the unit( the lint filter actually slides in to it) ending in a circular shape below. remove perhaps 4 more screws holding that panel on and youll gain acess to retrive whatever has fallen down there. easy enough to do yourdself no need to call in a professional
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I'm sorry to hear that a sock fell into your lint screen chute and I would like to assist you. Be sure to unplug the dryer prior to servicing it! Do not run the dryer until you are able to remove the sock! There are two ways to do this.
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
You can try using a metal hanger to hook it and pull it out, but be sure to unplug the dryer before you try. There is also a small pick-up tool about 2 feet long you can buy at hardware stores for picking up small items in tight places. Good luck fishing!
This may take you awhile to do, but once you get to it you may find a lot more than that down there. You have to remove the back on most all dryers. If the lint trap is on top, there is a metal chute that lint and other objects fall down.Remove the back and you will see what I am talking about.Once this is done, it is fairly easy to remove the collars that go down to the lint hose. You will then be able to clean all of the lint build up down below that gets by the trap. Good luck, Sincerely, shastalaker7
please check your exhaust vent, where the dryer air comes out of the house, this particular pattern is very indicitive of a slow moving exhaust, you may need to clean the duct between the machine and exhaust as well
1) check the lint trap, and reach way into the dryer to remove all lint.2) Look at the dryer motor, and make sure that it spins freely (toys and small objects fall into the lint trap and drop into fan. While there make sure you remove all lint
Luckily, dryers are light. Best thing to do is pull it out until you can remove the back cover. (unplug it first) Then vacuum and clean all the dust and lint you can. This should be a yearly thing at least anyway. Replace the back plug it in and slid it back. I do mine every 6 months or so.
for the most if you want to clean it it will take you a while, depending on your model, disconect the unit from the power outlet first,from the back panel remove about 6- to 8 screws an then you will see the inside back panel expose to be vacumm, you'll see the back panel of the shoot that runs behind the dryer, take the i think 4-5 screws an vacumm it, i dont think is going to hurt your machine if a little fell in there, a quick way is try to remove the exhaust tube off the back an insert the vacumm cleaner, to clean the tube going out of the house you can use a strong shopvac, to **** it in or a leaf blower to push it out ...........good luck!