Question about Maytag Centennial 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity Plus Electric Dryer
How do I remove the blower wheel to clean it?
You will need to take the whole machine apart and take the blower out to clean it.
As you progress, you will see what tools and steps you will be needing. About an all day job.
Unhook the dryer air hose and electric cord.
Move the dryer to a place that wil allow you to wash it out with a garden hose.
Tip the dryer forward onto it's face and from underneath, wash the blower out with a garden hose.
Please don't use a whole lot of pressure.
Should dry in a few hours.
Keep the water out of the rear where the heating element is.
About a 1 hour job, with out drying time.
Posted on Jan 24, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Need to clean out lint trap
No, the lint basket/grid does not remove from front panel. This is what drives me nuts about this dryer......the worst lint catch design on any dryer I've used. I have purchased several vac attachments to get down in there, but every so often I take it apart.
You have to remove the bottom lower front panel of the dryer. It's not extremely difficult, just time consuming. I copied and pasted how to do so below thanks to a poster from another site, as I'm not so good at explaining these things in writing.
" Unplug the dryer. Remove the two screws that connect the front panel to the lint trap housing.
- Open the upper cabinet dryer and unscrew the four screws that span across the rear of the control panel.
- Move the control panel up and be aware that you will have to detach at least one electrical connector to get the panel out of the way (This will allow you to swing the control panel to the left).
- Remove the five srews located across the top of the bottom panel (Previously hidden by the control panel).
- Swing the top of the panel out and gently pull up to remove the bottom of the panel from the brackets.
- Unhook the yellow moisture sensor harness 2 wire electrical connector on the lower right side which will allow you to swing the panel to the left. "
You can download the Service manual online. It has the photo's to show you how. Not sure if this site has it but some other sites do. If you type in the model # + service manual in a search it should bring up several sites to get it. You may have to pay for it. I ordered one soon after buying the dryer.....you never know when you may need it and being able to order the parts and fix it yourself saves a bundle, especially when it's one small little $5.00 part that could cost $100 or more on a service call. The electrical connections inside the front panel and on the digital console are not difficult to remove at all. I wrote on the inside panels w/ a marker as I removed them the first time I opened it as to how they hook back up. You can also take pics as you go w/ a digital camera if you have one. The 3 plug in connectors on the logic board are 3 different sizes, so they only can go back in one way.
I just got finished putting mine all back together last night.......I had a chewed sensor harness thanks to a chilly tree rat thinking my dryer vent on the roof looked like a toasty place to keep warm.....not realizing he'd fall 20ft straight down w/ nowhere to go but into dryer doing some damage trying to get out.
Anyway, sorry if I wasn't very clear on things, as I said I'm not to good explaining these things in writing, but the service manual is a must.
Good luck and take care, Teresa ; )
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
The font panel must be removed. This may be done by removing the control console (open upper cabinet doors to find screws behind the console). The screws along the top of the lower front panel are easily accessible. Disconnect the two interlock switches, remove the grounding clip attached to the bulkhead & lift the panel off the two lower clips. Inside the panel is a housing that leads to the exhaust blower. It will be packed with lint that may be hardened like papier mache. Just clean out the mess & reverse the process to replace the parts.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
Older clothes do not produce as much lint as new ones. Also, if your dryer isn't getting as hot as it used to, then you won't get as much lint either. Does it seem to take a bit longer to dry your clothes? Also, check your dryer vent, if the airflow is reduced, the amount of lint that is expelled through the filter will deminish as well. You may have a build up of lint in the vent ducting to the outside that is restricting airflow.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
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