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Lint trap When i pulled out the lint trap to clean it, all of the lint fell to the bottom. When i tried to get it out, it went on into the dryer. Is this a problem? It is a maytag neptune gas dryer.

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Http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php This will show you how your dryer is put together. The lint has gone directly to the fan, where it could affect fan performance. You would have to remove the front off the dryer, and the cover off the fan area. It's not a bad idea to clean this area once in a while.

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I pulled out the lint trap to clean it and it was overloaded with lint. Most of the lint fell back and when I turned on the dryer, it blew out but it started making a very loud rattling noise and smelled...


If you are feeling resistance trying to re-insert the lint screen most likely the duct has clogged further down (a load of my husband's shop rags packed mine solid one day). Needless to say it's not safe to run it like this due to the risk of fire.

You can try using a dryer lint trap brush to dislodge the clog. But with it being clogged to this extent probably the best way to make sure it's cleaned out properly is to remove the duct inside the dryer. This would involve taking the back off the dryer and some dissasembly, so if you're not comfortable with doing that please call a professional.

If you feel comfortable with doing this, FIRST make SURE the breaker to your dryer is off and the dryer is unplugged.

1. Turn the dryer around and remove the vent hose from the bottom.
2. Remove the screws to take the back panel of the dryer off.

With the back panel off, you will see the duct on the left hand side that leads from your lint filter on the top of the dryer to the blower housing at the bottom.

3. Remove your lint filter from the top, while doing so note that there are 2 screws right next to it on the top, remove these 2 screws being careful not to loose them in the duct. These hold the top of the duct to the dryer.

4. Next follow the duct down to where it mounts at the bottom to the blower housing, you will need to remove these screws also. there also may be a couple midway up that will be securing the duct in the dryer.

The duct should then be able to be removed from the dryer. Clean it out throughly, be careful, the edges are very sharp in places. Re-install, being careful not to drop the 2 top screws back down into the duct while replacing (you may want to install the lint filter first).

This video shows the procedure of the duct (or airbox) being removed and cleaned with the exception of the removal of the top 2 screws by the lint screen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXNOH_8A7xA&feature=related

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Takes extra time to dry the clothes.


You may need to clean out your lint trap. Not just the part that you pull out. I'm talking about the entire tunnel. Even though we empty the lint trap regularly there's a lot that gets left behind and over time can become a fire hazard. Your arms and hands cannot reach everywhere in there. For this you can attach an old sock or rag to a coat hanger that has been opened up. Go down in there a couple of times with it. You'll be surprised at how much stuff comes out. To further help this problem you can also pull dryer out and check that the vent hose in back is clear and free of debris. Cleaning the trap screen (the part you pull out to empty the lint) with HOT water occasionally will also clear residue that has built up from using dryer sheets. Over time that residue will make those tiny screen holes smaller & smaller & smaller. All of this can affect your dryer's performance.

I hope this info was helpful to you. Good luck!

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Smelled like something burning, then quit working


clean lint trap out more often after every load and try to vacumn inside lint trap lint tends to slip down below the trap and yes it will ignite from time to time My gas dryer did it once and yours it smoked and stunk but because I was home it never went furtherif you open bottom front panel if your machine has one you can get a lot of old lint cleaned out there as well...and most dryers post in their manuals the risk of lint fires

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Lint fell down the lint trap. How do I get it


Luckily, dryers are light. Best thing to do is pull it out until you can remove the back cover. (unplug it first) Then vacuum and clean all the dust and lint you can. This should be a yearly thing at least anyway. Replace the back plug it in and slid it back. I do mine every 6 months or so.

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Individual package of detergent fell into lint trap of Whirlpool


HI, You should remove it. Here is how Normal 0 UNPLUG the dryer! Remove the two screws under the lint screen and pop the top up by inserting a flat blade screw driver in the gap between the front panel and the top. Remove the rear panel of the dryer and locate the four 5/16" screws that hold the lint screen housing to the bulk head. Pull the lint screen housing away from the bulkhead and reach in to remove the item that fell.
Please let me know if this help or if I can assist you further.

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Lint fell off trap and down into dryer chute.


for the most if you want to clean it it will take you a while, depending on your model, disconect the unit from the power outlet first,from the back panel remove about 6- to 8 screws an then you will see the inside back panel expose to be vacumm, you'll see the back panel of the shoot that runs behind the dryer, take the i think 4-5 screws an vacumm it, i dont think is going to hurt your machine if a little fell in there, a quick way is try to remove the exhaust tube off the back an insert the vacumm cleaner, to clean the tube going out of the house you can use a strong shopvac, to **** it in or a leaf blower to push it out ...........good luck!

May 28, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Lint fell back into lint trap. how can i get it out? already looked in back.


An appliance store can sell you a brush that is attached to a long wire. It is made specifically for removing lint from dryers. I have seen them at walmart and other places but for sure at an appliance store. Good luck.

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Sponge fell into lint trap. Is there something I can buy to put down the lint trap to try and get it out?


Surely you should be able to remove lint trap, or you would not be able to clean it!!!!.
Otherwise try a piece of wire with a hook on the end , and retrieve it that way.

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