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I need to clean out the dryer duct and inside.

I need to clean out the dryer and I'm having problems getting the control panel off. Is there a secret to getting it off?

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Re: I need to clean out the dryer duct and inside.

Send me a model number it is found on the back of the control panel if it is a floor model. if it is made to stack check in the door. Usualy not much lint gathers in the controls of a floor model.

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I have an E63 Dryer Error on my Electrolux Dryer - My husband is able to test and fix if someone can provide some information on the steps he needs to take. Please advise.

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Error E63 in your Electrolux Dryer indicates that the temperature inside is too hot/overheating, to start with check the vent and try to clean it. If still it's not resolved then the issue is with the thermal fuse going bad and needs to be replaced. It is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


Dec 16, 2011 | Electrolux EIED55I Dryer

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if the filter is on top,unplug the dryer,pull out the lint filter and remove the two phillips screws in front of the filter on the top panel.pull out the dryer and remove the vent line and the back panel of the dryer.on the left side you'll see the duct that the lint filter slides into,there are four screws holding it on plus the two phillips screws you already removed,it might be easier to pop the top of dryer so you can lift the duct up to remove it,with a screw driver pop the top panel up by sticking the screw driver into the space between the front and top panel around two inches from each side,this is how you get inside the dryer,use the screw driver to separate the door switch plug and remove the two 5/16 inch screws one on each side of inside front panel,pull up on left then right side of panel and you can remove the front panel to vac out the inside of dryer,now remove and clean out the duct,next if your vent line is a long run from the dryer to the outside i use a leaf blower to blow out the line,you should do this once a year so you don't have a fire and the dryer will run like it should,your clothes will dry on time

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Maytag performa Keeps blowing Thermal Fuse. Vents are clean. Cleaned entire system. Seems to heat up as soon as dryer cuts off.Changed control thermostat as well. Can get one load and replace fuse.

something is still plugged with lint,if the vent line is long blow it out with a leaf blower to clean it out,you have to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,if the filter is on top remove the vent line,remove the back panel,remove the lint filter and the two screws in front of it and remove the four screws and clean out the duct,if the filter is in front take off the bottom panel,remove the filter and clean the duct,also vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,when the dryer gets to hot the thermal fuse pops as a safety so you still have a block somewhere

Mar 19, 2010 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer takes to long to dry

there is a lint build up either in the vent line or in the dryer,you should do a clean out on the dryer once a year so this doen't happen,unplug the dryer,go outside and make sure nothing is blocking the flapper,if it's clear go back inside and remove the vent line from the back of the dryer and blow it out if it's a long run,i use a leaf blower to do this,then remove the lint filter,if it's inside the dryer then you need to remove the front panel,take off the duct that the filter slides into and clean out the duct,also vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,if the filter is on top take off the back wall and clean the duct there,you need to still vac the inside of the dryer,if it's a gas dryer you could have bad gas coils,they fail when they heat up,you'll need to check to see if the flame is lighting after 15 to 30 minutes,if it doesn't light change out the coils sitting on top of the gas valve,hope this helps

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Whirlpool modle number LER7646AWO serial number MD1848149 dryer blows out cold air only it started by taking to long to dry clothing then it started to only blow cold air. Eveything else seems to work fine

if it was taking to long to dry that's a sign that you need a clean out on your dryer,you should have this done once a year so you don't have a fire.there is a thermal fuse that will pop if the dryer runs to hot probably from a lint buildup in the vent line or the lint filter duct,when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer?alot of people don't even know they should have the dryer cleaned out,unplug the dryer,take out the lint filter and remove the 2 screws on top where you pulled the filter remove the vent line from the back of dryer and take off the back panel.on the left side you'll see the duct that the lint filter slides into,take the four screws out that hold the duct in place,on some dryers you can remove the duct to clean it and some you can pull it out from the bottom and move it to the right enough to get a vac nozzle into it,if the lint is packed in the bottom use a screw driver to scrape and lossen the pile and remove the big stuff by hand and then vac the rest,also vac the grate on the wall of the dryer half way up the duct and if you have a dryer brush stick it down where the filter goes to clean the duct out good,put the duct back and to the right of it and like 4 inches up from the floor you'll see the white thermal fuse part 3392519,check that with your meter to make sure that's the problem and most of the time it is this,if that's good read out the heater and the termostats to see what part is bad and make sure you have 240 volts going to heater if parts check good,if it was the thermal fuse take the front panel off of dryer by popping the top up with a screw driver and remove the 2 5/16 screws on the inside front panel,disconnect your door switch wires and pull the front panel up to remove it,vac out the inside of dryer,if you have a shop vac put it on blow and blow the lint off the motor and blow the lint from the back forwards so you don't have to pull the drum,put that back together,now if you have a long vent line blow it out with a leaf blower,sart the dryer,go outside and make sure the flapper is blowing open all the way and you should be all set,clean it out once a year so this doesn't happen again

Jan 10, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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first thing get a meter,unplug the dryer,remove one of the wires or both and read out the parts so your not replacing parts that are good,did you check the thermal fuse,if the dryer needs a clean out you could have popped the thermal fuse located on the blower wheel housing part 3392519,if the lint filter is on top it's in the back,remove the back panel and you'll see it to the right of the duct that the lint filter slides into take out the lint filter and remove the two screws on the top panel, now go to the back and take the four screws out and remove the duct and clean it out,if the filter is inside,take the bottom panel off and you'll find the fuse on the top right side of the blower wheel housing part 3392519 or 3390719,you'll have to take out the lint filter,then remove the duct and clean it out,vac out the inside of the dryer and clean out the vent line,if the vent line is a long run from the wall to the outside blow the line out with a leaf blower,also send the model number, some dryers have an even heat bord and relays inside the top console that could be bad,hope this helps

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Kenmore elite oasis model 110.67032600 knob defective et al

pull dryer out unplug disconnect dryerduct hose clamp. your hose is a metal 4 inch with sharp edges. if the lint is more than the thickness of an inkpin. you will need to clean it out . needed are the following. screwdriver, papermask vac and foil tape toclean.pluck brush andpick the lint out of the duct and inside the rear panel. if there are sc rews in metal duct , remove them and patch the holes with the tape. duct must be as lineal as possible. karl

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Clothes dryer burner does not stay lit. At startup stays on for 30 seconds goes off for 25 seconds then subsequently stays on for 18 seconds.

your lint duct is in need of cleaning. first unplug next turn off gas , remove duct clamp,duct must not have more than a inkpin in thickness inside needed,paper mask, screwdriver, vac foil tape. remove ductclamp pick pull brush and vac all of the lint, in duct and rear panel of dryer. duct must be as lineal as possible with no screws or crimps nor tears. karl

Oct 31, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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The dryer is overheating.

Fresh air is drawn in past the heating element into the drum out through the lint trap and exhausted outside the building. If the dryer protection systems are operating properly they will sense the over temperature and shut off power to the heating element via thermal switches. This will cause the elements to cycle on and off and reduce the drying ability.

Things to check.

First make sure you fill the dryer only about half full of clothes, usually the dryer capacity is around twice the washer capacity for this reason.

Second, make sure your lint trap and exhaust duct work from inside the dryer all the way outside are free from lint build-up. You should clean or have the dryer duct work cleaned either every year or two depending on the amount of drying you do.

Third, suspect is the dryer thermostat stuck in the on position. You may be able to test your drying temperatures by selecting (cold) fluff air setting, then the low setting and so on to see if that's working properly. If you can read electrical drawings, usually the manufacturer includes a diagram inside the control panel for service techs to refer to. You can test the flow of air out of the dryer by removing the hose from the exhaust, it should have a good volume of air when the dryer is running. After hooking the hose back to the exhaust duct work, check outside the building for the same air flow and don't forget to clean any outside flaps that keep the rodents out of the duct work.

Keep your lint low by not over drying your clothes. You will cut down on lint and prolong the life of your clothes! Dryers are one of the simplist appliances to figure out, unless they have complicated electronic control panels.

Good luck!

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I need to clean out the dryer duct and inside.

You just need to remove the two small bolts at each bottom corner of the panel.

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