I need help removing a coin from my front loading, stacking Whirlpool dryer. I removed the lint basket and a coin fell down into it. Now the dryer rattles really badly when turned on. How do I remove the coin?
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Re: Coin in dryer
The coin is probably rattling against the blower fan. First, unplug the dryer or turn off the main breaker. There are live voltages present inside a dryer even with the power shut off. Then, follow these steps:
1. Take out the lint screen.
2. Remove the lower kick panel under the door. There are a couple of screws under the front. The panel should pull straight down then come off.
3. Remove the blower fan housing. There will be 2 to 3 screws holding it in place. NOTE: If you did not take out your lint screen in STEP 1 you will know why I told you to take it out. The blower fan housing won't come off with the lint screen in place.
Once you have the panel off you will be able to access the blower fan, and anything else that as gotten trapped inside the housing. This would be a good time to clean as well. Reassembly in the reverse order of what I just explained to you. Good luck and I hope this helps you.
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Just remove the cash box and run money through it as needed. Or you would have to remove it, and then you will find two electronic contacts or wires that you need to join together. After doing that, you would have to make sure the contacts were not exposed and safe from water.
It is common for small items (such as coins) to get stuck inside the dryer drum baffles. You can easily remove them without disassembling the entire dryer. The screws that hold them in place are located on the outside of the dryer drum. In order to access, follow these steps:
1. Unplug the dryer.
2. Remove the top panel of the dryer by removing the three screws located in the back of the dryer holding the panel in place. Once the screws are removed, the top panel slides back, then lifts off.
Each drum baffle has two screws holding it in place. Remove the screws and the baffle will drop into the drum allowing you to easily check inside each one.
Another source of dryer noise is something caught in the blower fan housing. You will need to remove the lower toe panel directly below the dryer door to access. Follow these steps:
1. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen (the blower fan cover will not come off with the lint screen in place).
2. Locate the screws that hold the toe panel in place along the bottom front edge of the panel. HINT: Propping the front feet of the dryer up can give you better access to reach the screws (a 2x4 works well for this). With the screws removed the toe panel will drop down, then come off.
3. Remove the screws that hold the blower fan cover in place.
Inspect the blower fan housing for any objects that may be vibrating against the fan blades.
If you still need further assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this helpful.
Does it become quiet for awhile after the coin is removed? I can't imagine how a coin lying in the bottom is making any kind of noise. There is no way for a coin to be trapped on the outside of the drum. It might, if it got past the lint filter and worked it's way into the blower housing, make an occasional 'clink'. Does the lint filter have any sizable holes in it? Do what these techs have done and see what you find.
HI, You should remove it. Here is how
UNPLUG the dryer! Remove the two screws under the lint screen and pop the top up by inserting a flat blade screw driver in the gap between the front panel and the top. Remove the rear panel of the dryer and
locate the four 5/16" screws that hold the lint screen housing to the bulk head. Pull the lint screen housing away from the bulkhead and reach in to remove the item that fell.
Please let me know if this help or if I can assist you
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.
Here is the answer to my own question and for anyone else who may have
a similar noise problem with coins , metal objects, etc getting under
the vanes or fins in the dryer drum. DISCONNECT OR UNPLUG DRYER-Remove
4 screws from the back edge of the control panel on the back of the
dryer. Then lift up on the backside of the cover that also has the
control unit attached to it. Slide the top cover towards the front of
the dryer and then lift up on front and lay the entire cover and
control panel towards the back of the dryer. A wall works great to hold
this out of your way. The control panel remains on the cover and the
drum will stay intact. Rotate the drum to locate which fin or vane the
object is located. Move this vane to top and then remove three screws
that is holding the vane. These are course threaded screws that screw
into the plastic vanes. a nu6t driver was required. After removing the
vane I found a quarter, and a few lint balls, There are only three
vanes in the drum, so take about 10 more minutes and remove all three
vanes to clean out the lint.To reinstall cover slide the cover back
onto the two clips(one on each side) push towards back, checking to
make sure front is held down by the clips, then replace the 4 screws on
backside of dryer. If the lady of the house is around, it would now be
a good time to clean out from behind and under the dryer to get up the
rest of the dust, lint, and whatever remains or was lost.
on top of the machine where the filter is there are 2 screws`remove.gently pry up on the top front of machine.it should pop up. rotate tub till your coin gets to the top .you should see the screws you need to remove .