I noticed recently that mildew appears to be growing underneath/inside of the white fins of the dryer drum. Is it possible for me to temporarily remove the fins to clean out the mildew or is it necessary to have it done by an appliance technician?
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Re: Mildew growth in Kenmore Series 80 gas dryer
If you are able to pull it apart and clean it I would say go for it but you will want to make sure you can get it back together right. But if you have a teck come out to clean it you could have them make sure every thing looks ok on it and service it all in on trip.
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There is a spray called NOK OUT. It is available in most pet stores or you can check it out online at www.nokout.ca . This stuff is amazing and safe!! The trapped lint in the dryer vent can hold the odors also. You can try to clean out the excess lint from the vent assembly. Remove the hose from the rear of the dryer(unplug first) and any panel that will gain access to the vent assembly. I hope that this helps...Besides its free advice.
remove the entire exhaust vent and clean it thoroughly. Any build up of lint inside of it will cause the moister sensor in the dryer to shut down the burner or grid which ever you have, gas or electric After cleaning it and it still does not work correctly the sensor is at fault and needs to be replaced
Try tossing a tad of dry baking soda in with the clothes in may take a time or two but it would be better than tossing the dryer. If it smells like mildew also maybe try placing some charcoal inside withe door shut, charcoal draws mildew.
Hello, This problem is going to be your safety valve coils...basically they get old and over time of heating then cooling develop a short when they heat up...It may appear the gas lights to start but then goes out until the safety valve coils cool back down. Here is a picture of the coils This The coils are mounted to the gas safety valve, This should solve your problem. Hope this helps, Please feel free to comment again if you have any further questions or concerns. Good Luck! Mike
just run the vent pipe 5' or so away from the dryer and put a nylon stocking on the end of pipe or you can purchase a vent box, I wouldn't reccomend leaving all that humidity inside your house unless your in a very dry climate,you will start getting mold and mildew growth
i would check the thermal fuse on the back of the dryer where the vent come out remove the back panell it is a small white with2 blue wirs most of the time and one screw holding it in un less you dryer does not have a removeable back then there is a removable front cover acrose the bottom remove it and the fuse is on the blwer housing the in the front should look the same and described above.