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Lint screen light is on, dryer won't start!

I always keep the lint screen clean, I have had the light come on before, I clean it and restart with no problem. This time however, I have given a deep cleaning to the entire compartment and the light remains on?

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  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    same problem but I do not use dryer sheets...

  • johpeck32 Feb 17, 2009

    We have cleaned the filter and made sure that there is no blockage in the vaccum line, going outside and the dryer still will not start. The lint light comes on then goes out and the Dyer will not start. Solution would be welcome.

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If you use dryer sheets they create a wax coating on the lint screen,even tho it looks clean,use dish soap and hot water to remove this,dry it then put it back in and try it.
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