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Whirlpool Vantage dryer lint screen will not slide securely into place. It sticks out about 1/2 an inch. No lint reside is in the bottome of the compartment. What could be the problem?

It seems as if something is blocking the screen when sliding it into place. However, I can see nothing that might block it. I even cleaned the lint residue out as best I could. Thanks.

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Check the leading edge of the screen itself to see if it is expanded. Then, once again check the full debth of the slide there must be something all the way at the leading edge that is stopping it, probably compressed lint. You may have to use a flashlight and long thin piece of wire to fish out the glob.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

  • Patrick Batson Jan 21, 2013

    Thanks Leigh. That did the trick. You rock!

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    Leigh Perlmutter Jan 22, 2013

    I have been called alot of things but never the "Rock"...Please send in an evaluation.

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