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Dryer not heating

My wife dropped a spoon down the lint trap hole on our dryer. I disconnected the power, removed both shields and removed the spoon. After replacing all the shields, I plugged it back in and started it up. It is working, however it is not heating up. I double checked to make sure I did not remove a wire when I took off the shields. Any suggestions.

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  • cfd156925 Dec 01, 2008

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  • Geoff Siegel
    Geoff Siegel May 11, 2010

    make and model?

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Gold Dryer GEQ9800PW1

take a screwdriver and push it in below the door at the top of the bottom panel, near each end of the panel, there is a springclip to pry on that that releases the panel and it will fold out and then lift off. then you can get access by removing a few screws.
BE SURE TO UNPLUG BEFORE WORKING ON IT.

Posted on May 18, 2008

JR JR
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SOURCE: check lint screen light on and dryer not turning on

check belt might be broken,,,,

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

rickzilla
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SOURCE: Frigidaire dryer, lots of lint getting past screen.

Hello,
Here is a link to an exploded view and parts list for your dryer. http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php
If you are certain that the filter is not compromised or damaged and is properly seated into the housing , you may have a problem with the housing itself whereby lint is getting into the blower thru a break in that housing.. I would examine that area for damage.. and make sure when you reinsert the filter, it is seated all the way down.. Hope this helps you... BTW: over time, it is not unusual for lint to build up in the duct since some of that lint is smaller than the filter media and will work its way thru.. If you are getting that degree of lint build up very quickly then you may have a problem as mentioned above..
Regards,
Rick

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: dropped something in dryer trap

You can gain access or remove the lint trap by popping the top of the dryer up, then remove the front panel.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: lint fell back into lint trap. how can i get it out? already looked in back.

An appliance store can sell you a brush that is attached to a long wire. It is made specifically for removing lint from dryers. I have seen them at walmart and other places but for sure at an appliance store. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Lint is not going into pull out lint trap. The lint screen is torn and lint is collecting behind trap.

Poor air flow would be my guess. How long is the vent hose? Does it have more than one angle/turn before venting outside? Is the lint gathering around the outer edges of the door? Keeping the length of air travel shorter will improve the operation.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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