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Lack of lint

Dryer does not seem to be collecting lint

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  • katandmatt81 May 08, 2009

    can i fix it myself?

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This doesn't sound good. Sounds like the lint could be collecting in the bottom of the dryer near the heating element -- serious fire hazard. I wouldn't use the dryer until you get it serviced.

Posted on May 08, 2009

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 08, 2009

    Yes, if you are very handy. To troubleshoot, you need to take the dryer cabinet apart. Some have back panels which come off, some are accessed by removing a front panel.



    Look for lint and see if you can determine where it's coming from. My guess is there is something around the lint trap which is loose.



    May have to remove tub to see what's going on -- need to pop top for this depending on the type dryer...



    Well, if you can wade thru all this, you are probably up to the job.

    The idea is just do some old-fashioned troubleshooting.

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