I noticed that the "fins" inside the dryer drum seem to be accumulating a lot of pet hair in little balls. It seems like there is a very small space between each of the "fins" and the drum wall. Can I use something to pop those fins off to clean out the hair? There aren't any screws holding them onto the dryer drum as far as I can tell.
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Dryers today have several items installed to prevent fires starting in the wiring or the lint that accumulates.
Some have as many as 6 - 8 different "safety" items.
Dryers today, however, also have some real problems with lint accumulation where you cannot clean it.
Very likely the solution will be a complete teardown of the machine to remove accumulated lint, in the large pipes and nooks and crannies deep inside the machine.
I have had to do several of these, to stop the symptom you are experiencing.
If the dryers is more than 5 years ole, I am not surprised to find a shoe box full of lint trapped inside.
God bless your efforts.
Look inside the drum at the place where the fin was on the drum. Do you see any screw holes now showing? That will tell you that you need to take the machine all apart and re-fasten the fin on with some screws, unless the holes are stripped out in the fin itself, in which you will need to get a little bigger screws, or buy a new fin. Oh yes, I have been using an epoxy cement in a tube that has 2 chambers, and this may help you. I think it would work here, but will not be strong enough to glue the fin back on. I sort of think it would stand the heat if you used it to help secure the screws into the fin. Honestly, to me the new fin sounds " hard to get". Be blessed.
Check the inside for wearing of plastics or dirt accumulated on the TUB. use some vinegar to wash the tub and clearr off using detergent.
if the smell persists you must check inside for dirt accumulation in the drain or the inner tub.
do you have pets ie a dog that moults, as quite often its is foung that pet hairs get inside on the elements and cause a burning smell. if so disconnect from supply. Remove back cover by removing screws and hoover the elements. Make sure electric is off hope this info is useful.
Make sure the dryer's vent hose is in good condition and that the dryer is actually venting to the outside. Check the lint filter in the dryer for proper fit to the cabinet and is cleaned each time of use. Check outside near the vent shutter to see if a house air-exchange-intake is near this shutter. Do the dust balls show up only when the dryer is run? If you can't solve this problem, contact the builder or real estate agent to get this resolved.
you need to check the dryer vent hole on the back of the dryer,make sure it's not blocked,also check the wall vent for the same thing,most of the time if there is a clogg it holds the moisture in the dryer and it take forever to dry,you can use a shop vac to **** out any clogged lint in dryer and wall ,then if you have a leaf blower put it on the wall side and blow it it all out.let me know how you do-mike
if the dings are inside the drum and they look like someone took a hammer and hit the inside of the drum then it's what you put in it but if the dings are comming enward twards you then there's something hitting it from outside the drum. and if that be the case call the store were you got it and have someone come out that is if it has a warnnity and if the dings go out twards the dryer then contact the person who sold you the dyer max balls and tell them you won't payed for a new dryer you may have to take them to court and then again you will have to prove that the balls did it
No. The accumulation of lint in the dryer screen generally doesn't have anything to do the amount that ends up INSIDE your dryer. Too little lint is not a bad sign. It's dependent upon the type of clothing you are drying as well. If the clothes are not "lint givers" (like cottons and wools), you generally won't see a lot of lint in the dryer screen. Dryer screens are not perfect, either and some lint always gets through. As long as there are no holes in the screen and you have it seated correctly, and you clean it after each use, you shouldn't have any problems.
What affects dryer performance the most, is your vent hose and routine cleaning. The simple rule of thumb is: The SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the vent hose the BETTER. The vent hose should also be cleaned thoroughly periodically. I recommend once per season. That's about 4 times per year. What causes the lint to back up into a dryer is when the vent hose becomes kinked or clogged. The lint is mixed with moist air when it leaves the dryer. If it has no where to go, it starts to accumulate and stick in areas of the vent hose that are sagging, or at tight bends. Eventually, the vent becomes so restricted that the lint ends up inside your dryer. This causes the heating circuits to overheat to eventual failure. Not to mention, accumulations of lint inside a dryer can cause a fire. I have personally inspected dryers that were so full of lint that the dryer hose contained about a gallon of water from condensation and the inside showed evidence of multiple fires. If you need further info, I have an article I wrote up explaining all of this under "Tips and Tricks" under my profile. I hope this helps you.