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The dryer is not heating as it should. I need to remove lint from inside the cabinet. This should be done every two years. How do you get inside the dryer cabinet to accomplish the cleaning?

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I want to clean the inside of my DLG0452W. Hasn't been done in 10-11 years. This is all part of venting. It properly. Can I take the bottom panel off?

i looked up your model and it looks like you haave to remove the top panel and then the front panel to get to the inside cabinet,if on the front you do have an access panel on the bottom then yes you want to remove the bottom front panel,pull out the lint filter,remove the duct that the lint filter slides into and clean that,then with a shop vac vac out the cabinet,then set the shop vac up to blow and blow all the lint from the back forwards and blow off the motor,this way you don't have to pull the belt and drum.when that's done go to the back and remove the vent line from the dryer,if it's a long run to the outside,go outside and make sure the duct is open,no cage or screen blocking it,go back inside,stick a leaf blower into the vent line and blow it this once a year and your dryer will run better and last longer but mostly you won't have a fire.hope this helps.

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Newer LG front load gas clothes dryer. power hooked up dryer controls light and operate. gas hooked up and flowing. i hear the igniter light but gas doesnt stay lit. no heat. do i need a special gas dryer...

if you hear the flame light but it doesn't stay on for a long time most likely you have lint blocked up in the dryer or in the vent linepull out the lint screen filter and look down into the duct that the filter slides into,if that's blocked you can try to stick a brush down in there and pull out as much lint as you can and then get a shop vac and set it up to blow and try to blow the rest of the lint out,if this doesn't work you have to pull the front of the dryer off and clean out the duct,also vac and blow out the gas tube and the motor and vac up any lint that's in the cabinet,unplug the dryer,remove the top,then the control panel and then the front panel.put it back together and then go out side and make sure the duct is clear no cage or screen,go back inside,remove the vent line off of the back of dryer,if it's a long run to the outside stick a leaf blower into the vent line and blow it to the outside,put it back together and you should be fine.this should be done once a year with a gas dryer so you don't have any problems with parts or how it's running and most important you won't have a fire.if you need anymore help let me know.

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Kenmore gas dryer has heat, but very little...

what do you mean by a little heat?do you mean it will heat for the first 15 to 20 minutes and then no heat,if so you have bad gas coils,the coils will work normally until they heat up and then they fail,when they cool they will work again,also you could have a blocked vent line or the duct that the lint filter could be clogged with lint and has to be cleaned out.remove the vent line from the back of dryer,if it's long blow it out with a leaf blower,then remove the duct that the lint filter slides into and clean it out and vac out the cabinet that the motor is in,with a gas dryer you should do this once a year so your dryer runs good and you don't have a fire.hope this helps

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The dryer still runs and the drum is turning. No heat. Yesterday I did notice the outside of the dryer got very hot for a while.

The thermal cut-off has blown open due to the high-limit thermostat failure to cycle off in order to regulate the heating element temperature as the noticed extreme dryer temperature indicates. These two components are wired in series with the heating element as a safety measure to cut power to the element should the dryer temperature go extremely high like your case.

Disconnect power then make sure the lint filter is clear, the vent system is not restricted, and the inside of the cabinet is clean. A vacuum cleaner may be used to extract lint built up inside the dryer cabinet particularly the bottom. Replacing both the thermal cut-off and the high-limit thermostat is a must but only after the all areas mentioned are cleaned.

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you have to clean out the dryer,do this once a year if it's gas.unplug the dryer,remove the vent line,if it's a long run blow it out with a leaf blower,first make sure there's nothing like a screen or something on the outside duct then blow all the lint outside,next you have to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,then vac out the lint in the cabinet where the motor is then with a shop vac blow off the motor and blow out the cabinet and all the gas parts,do this once a year and your clothes will dry on time,your dryer parts will last longer and most of all you won't have to worry about having a lint fire

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It heats but takes forever to dry

if it's heating then you have a block somewhere,all a dryer does is heat up,cycle off when it reaches the right temp.then cycles on again and moves need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides down into,vac out the cabinet where the motor is and clean out the vent line,if the vent line is long,take it off from the back of the dryer,go outside and make sure the vent is clear,go back inside and with a leaf blower blow out the line,if the dryer's electric i would do this once every two years and gas once a year,gas dryers have an open flame inside the cabinet and can catch fire easier than an electric dryer.let me know how you make out

Oct 16, 2010 | Kenmore 64882 Electric Dryer

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this could be due to a lint back up inside of your machine when is the last time you had or dlinted the inside of your dryer in anycase this should be done at least once per year lint is the actual killer of all dryers is this a gas or electirc dryer if it is a gas dryer you can also do an amp test to the leads going to the ignitor which should read 3.3 amps any lower and the dryer will not heat up in time causing the heat to be reduced if your dryer is electric then you could do continuity test on hi and low relays to see if these are functioning properly first check the lint inside your machine which would mean takeing the cover off opening up the machine removeing the back panel as well as the blower tube which is what your lint filter sits inside of.Please remember to rank how this opinion helpd in your appliance situation and if you have any other questions please message me back have a great day

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My lint screen has no lint on it after drying a load. it also takes more than 1 cycle to dry. I have checked venting and it is clear. Heating element seems to be working, gets hot and goes off, comes back...

generically: Danger Will Rogers Danger...Better try to get inside the cabinet and check the venting....
Vent pathway plugged (hence no lint) and lint backing up inside cutting flow and thermal sensor shutting down heating element.
..Vent hose in hole of cabinet but not connected to duct inside cabinet and lint is just filling cabinet. (common reason for premature heating element failure--3 times for my aunt fixed by tech--before I saw the vent hose connected only to the cabinet)
...both of the above is a hazard and can burn out the heating element.
..might possiblly be able to back blow through the vent hole and/or lint trap with a shopvac/vacuum cleaner (try **** and blow); but if works still need to verify that air pathways are clear and vent hose connected properly inside--should be fairly obvious inside.
...hope helps

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Remove front panel - no heat and buzzing sound

Hi, If the lint screen is at the top of the dryer, remove the screws located at the lint screen. Then pry the top by inserting something flat into the gap between the top and the front panel. Now locate the screw inthe upper inside corners and remove them. Now the front will lift up and release from the cabinet.
If the lint screen is inside the door, the lower half front panel will release and let you see under the drum.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can assist you further.


May 22, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Will not dry clothes fully. the machine heats fine but it takes two or more cycles to fully dry a little load. someone told me about a part that may need repaced around the lint trap.. Any ideas?

Your lint exhaust is blocking the heat flow.
Remove the vent from the rear of the dryer and run a timed cycle load for 40 minutes.
If laundry is dry, repair the outside vent.
If not dry,open the dryer cabinet and clean the inside lint and heat vent.

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