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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Generally speaking, since your washer and dryer are two
separate units the dryer would need to be remove in order to access the washer.
This will also help prevent any personal injuries. I do hope this information
proves to be helpful.
Remove bottom pannel. you will see a black rubber boot.Undo the clamp that connects to the tub. Pull boot down a little and reach the top of the boot with fingers and pull out plastic coin catcher. Clean out and replace.
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.
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.
well, i can get into the machine, not aproblem.. is the coin perhaps trapped inside one or more of the innerr drum viens perhaps??? anyway, ifyou removet he2 screws securing the door, and the 2 screws opposite the hinge, the front "u" shaped front panel will tilt off fowards.. from there theres a few 5/16 screws holding the main top assy to the froma of machine, you can remove them and tilt the top back, giving you acess to the outer drum assembly( and you can removethe drum viens and retreive te hoffending "coins" in htat fasion.. hope this helps.. TURN OFF POWER TO UNIT<< LIVE WIRES!!!!!!!
you can pop of the agitaor ( held on by a 7/16 screw to the the inner tub will lift right out, it merely rests upon the spline, youll need to "pop" the main top first by "popping hte release clips. approximately 6 inches form either side between the main lid and the front panel are the clips, use a sturdy putty knife as these are tough to undo, the outer tub ring then simply unsnaps off and youll be able to remove the inner basket with no problem.
I have a top loading Kenmore High capacity dryer that is over 10 years old, it has been working very well, unfortunately when cleaning the lint filter my wife dropped a piece of paper down the lint duct hole. The paper evidently fell to the bottom of the lint duct. I am unable to reach the paper from the top of the dryer where the lint filter is inserted.The dryer now makes a grinding type noise when it is turned on. Can you tell me how to reach the paper and remove it
you need to take the coin slot out by using a socket wrench. then you need to flip the slot over and take the screws off. there is going to be two more screws to unscrew. take off that piece and also the claw like coin catcher. form here on out you should be able to remove as many slots as you need to.