Toothbrush used to clean lint out of the screen area dropped
Help! I was cleaning the lint screen, then noticed there was so much lint accummulated in the box base so I took a toothbrush to clean it out. I got most of the lint out, but on the last round I lost my grip of the toothbrush and it accidentally fell into the bin. I tried different ways to try and get it out, but couldn't. I even tried to unscrew the screws that are on the front and bottom, but the panel underneath opened up but I still can't get to the toothbrush. Any suggestions on how can remove the plastic container where the screen is placed? If I can open that area up, then I can get the toothbrush out. Thank you!!!
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sounds like you may have a blockage in the ventilation. try cleaning out the vent hose and the lint trap area and see if that helps. Also, you may want to wash your lint trap with a brush. If you use fabric softener, it can get clogged up and be unable to be noticed just by looking at it.
Most people know where their lint trap is and most know or think they know how to clean them. BUT do you really know? For the people that use the fabric softner dryer sheets, they might find out that they still have not cleaned it properly. So if your dryer seems to take a longer and longer time to dry your clothes you might want to check this little tip out.<br /><br />Remove your lint trap and clean it normally. Then take it to your sink and run water onto it. IF the water doesn't pass through it immediately you have a blockage! You can't see it, but your dryer sheet is leaving residue on the screen and slowly building up.<br /><br />If there was any blockage, then you can use an old toothbrush to clean it. Just the toothbrush and water. To check to see how well you did run water and see if it passes through the screen immediately.<br /><br />This will increase your dryer efficiency and you save a little energy in the process.
Most likely a buildup of lint. If you haven't already cleaned the lint filter, do that first. If you have, then remove it and look in the slot that it goes into to see if there is a buildup of lint that has gotten past the filter screen. Use a vacuum with crevice tool to try to clean out this area, or a small brush (even an old toothbrush) to get any lint that may be blocking the sensor and causing the dryer to not work. Unplugging the dryer, waiting 30 seconds and then reconnecting, should re-set this error.
It should help to reduce the amount of air borne dust in your home. The filter can be cleaned either by vacuuming the lint screen or removing it and washing it with hot water and using a toothbrush to remove any dust buildup. Clean the purification plate with a 50/50 solution of water and amonia and a toothbrust to clean the grids. Allow both to dry completely before reinstalling. Make sure that the lint filter has the clip depressing the safety switch when reinstalling it. Hope this helps you.
The purifier should be cleaned about once a month and you should do the following:
Unplug the Breeze before cleaning.
Wipe the Breeze with a soft cloth dampened with water, vacuum the front grill to remove any lint buildup.
Cleaning the rear lint screen - You can either vacuum the filter or you can wash in hot water. Allow to dry before reinstalling the lint screen. Do not use soap, it will damage the carbon material in the lint screen.
Remove the purifier plate from the purifier and soak in 1 part amonia and 1 part water solution for 10-20 minutes. Gently scrub the metal grid on the plate with a toothbrush and rinse with water. Clean the metal contacts with the same solution. Allow the plate to dry overnight or use a hair dryer to dry throughly.
Depending on how old this is or how much it is used depends how much lint has built up inside the air flow tube. I have seen where you look inside where the lint screen is and beneath it with screen removed there is nothing but lint, in which case the dryer thinks the screen is clogged. You might have two screws on the inside of the drum that hold the screen holder in place. First remove the lint screen and hold the little door that closes when you remove the screen, open the little door and look down inside it with a flash light, if you see a lot of lint, like I said you might be able to remove the holder and clean this area out, also take a coat hanger and bend a little piece at the end and use this to get most of the lint out of this area and the tube that Leeds down from this area. If this can be done and you get this area clean and it still happens, you might have to clean the entire area the tube and the back tube,the tube leeding to the outside of the house and vent. Any questions please post back.
Take the vent hose lose at the back of your drier, and clean your lint screen off or replace it, then try drying some clothes. If this technique minimize or eliminate the caking of your lint screen, then the problem is in your vent hose. Clearly, there is an obstruction, or an improper installation of your vent hose.
Those are likely possibilities. Also check the wiring for disconnected or burned terminals especially in areas that get hot. The element comes out easily to visually check it for breaks. If that's OK I'd look at the safety thermostat.