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Own a chubby cat (trained to crawl through ducts) :) Or just dismantle it and clean or replace the duct with newer ones.

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I have a Beko condenser dryer 6kg. Every time I press start the clean filter comes on and it will not start. start button flashing I have held it in and clean filter comes on. What is wrong?

This happened to me once ... but with a different dryer. I had a blockage in my exhaust vent -- from the lint that made it through the lint screen over the course of several years. I cleaned out the exhaust vent tube, and made sure that there were no blockages to the air and it worked just fine after that.
If that's not your problem, you might have a bad air flow sensor or a problem with your dryer's air intake fan -- if either of these are not working properly, they could convince the dryer that the lint filter is clogged (because not enough air is making it through) ... but I'm sorry to say I am not able to help you with that any more than describing possible problems (I do most of my own repairs through trial and error ... but I would have to have the machine in front of me to work on it).
If removing all blockages from the exhaust vent system does not clear up the problem, you might want to hire a professional to come look at it -- they will be able to tell you what is wrong with is pretty quickly.

Jun 07, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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No heating

could be anything, try the high voltage diode to start with, its the cheapest and easiest option

Apr 05, 2010 | Samsung MW1150WA Microwave Oven

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There are stains in between the glass on the door. How can I remove and clean this?

Hello :

Disassembling the door yourself will void the warranty and may require a service technician to repair any damage or put the door back together. It is recommended that a service technician complete this for you. It is not recommended that you disassemble the door yourself.

Things You Will Need:
Glass cleaner
Soft cloths
Glass stovetop cleaner
Steps to Remove the Glass:
Make an appointment with a service technician to remove the glass from the door.
Use glass cleaner to remove as much of the debris as possible.
For tougher stains and food debris, use a glass stovetop cleaner to aid with removal.
Once the stains and debris are removed, allow the service technician to reassemble the door.
Cleaning Through the Door Vents:

When the glass cannot be removed or is no longer covered by the warranty, there are other, more creative, ways that can be used to clean it.

Things You Will Need:
Long handled cleaner
Bottle brush
Yardstick/ruler wrapped in cloth
Bent hanger wrapped in cloth
Dryer vent brush
Glass cleaner
Soft cloths/towels/long socks
Duct tape (optional)
Steps to Clean Between the Glass:
Some Microwave ovens have small vents along the bottom or top of the door. These vents go in between the glass (and are likely part of the problem with other materials getting in there as well). By inserting a towel on a long-handled stick, you can gently clean between the glass without disassembling the door.First, find the vents on the door if you have them.
It may be easier to remove the door from the hinges and lay it flat on the floor. Many microwave oven doors simply lift right off of the hinges, others will require loosening a few screws first. Replacing the door should be easy to do at the end of the cleaning and will not void the warranty.
Start by choosing a long-handled cleaning tool. There are a variety of options available, so be creative.
Secure a towel or soft cloth (long socks work well) to the handle with duct tape or other strong tape. Make sure it’s well fastened so it doesn’t come off and become stuck in the door.
Moisten the towel or soft cloth with the window cleaner or other cleaning product.
Insert the cleaning tool through the vents.
Move the cloth back and forth to remove the debris from between the glass.
Remove the cloth.
Repeat with a clean cloth until all of the debris is gone.
Replace the door on the oven and enjoy the clear, clean view.

WARNING : A microwave oven is capable of giving you a serious electrical shock, even when it is unplugged. I strongly recommend you seek the assistance of an appliance repair technician when conducting any microwave oven repair .

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Mar 30, 2010 | Whirlpool MH7140XF Microwave Oven

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Dryer seems to be heating but cloths are not getting dry hardly any lint on cleanout screen

Is the air venting all the way to the outside? If you ducting is clogged, dry times will be much longer. You may also be seeing steam come out the door if you open it halfway thru the cycle if vent is clogged. A crimped hose between the dryer and the wall can cause a similar problem. A clogged vent can also be a fire hazard.

Nov 19, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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Microwave turntable makes a noise

Just dont listen to Mr Miller. He rambles way off subject and will say anything to feel like he is special.
All it takes is very fist sentence where he suggests it could be magnetron bad. Geee, if that were the case your microwave wouldnt heat/cook so you wouldnt be here having a noise problem would you? Its kinda like the mechanic saying your noisy brakes could be caused by a empty gas tank.

Cause? - could be motor that operates turntable going bad, food or something lodged anywhere in moving parts of turntable operation which includes unseen area, or moving part that is been somehow bent or moved (unlikely without impact to microwave or previous work done possibly leaving something loose).

Solution? - I am ignorant of specific assembly of your microwave but on many you can access motor from bottom (unplug microwave first) and replace motor yourself if you are somewhat mechanical. The cheapest easiest 1st step would be clean very well around all parts and even clean any debris you find when taken apart, then recover and turn on to see. Not the likliest but its cheap and easy and you have to take apart bottom to replace motor anyway so not really much extra work.

Mar 30, 2009 | Kenmore 62702 Microwave Oven

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Dryer runs has little heat takes longer timer to dry

HI, Check the following to address this issue further.

Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat. These thermostats are located in the dryer vent duct and sometimes mounted on the blower assembly as well.

Mar 14, 2009 | Kenmore 62622 Microwave Oven

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Cleaning vent

two screws on top will release the vent to remove.

Sep 08, 2008 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

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Carbon filter

If it is vented back into the room a filter is necessary, otherwise it just circulates the steam and cooking odors into the room. The unit is not sold with a carbon filter because it is not known if it will be vented outside or not. I'm not sure where the least expensive place to purchase one is.

Jul 27, 2008 | Hotpoint RVM1635 Microwave Oven

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Cleaning the vent


One trick is to put a Pyrex bowl of water and let that boil for a few minutes or so. This gives the water vapors a chance to collect and exhaust dirt and dust from the vent passage way.


May 25, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Clean vent

The vent (also known as grill assembly in GE literature) comes off after removing the two screws at the top of the unit and gently sliding the entire assembly to the left about an inch. This will allow the vent to be cleaned of grease, hair, etc., as well as giving some access to the areas behind the vent.

Dec 21, 2007 | Microwave Ovens

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