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I have a 3 week old Kenmore Elite steam dryer model #796.8107, 796.9107. It appears the dryer has "locked up" The "check filter" indicator is flashing and "CL" is flashing on the display panel. I clean out the lint trap after each use. I've vacummed out the vent duct of the lint trap. I've unplugged and let the dryer sit for 15 seconds in hopes that it would reboot the system. The dryer vent is a direct feed into the wall. I've followed the task list for troubleshooting in the manual for possible problems and still the indictor lights are flashing. HELP?

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same problem removed back cover cleaned lint found pulley had unscrewed and belt was off.installed pulley rev threded and put belt back on.

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SOURCE: Bosch Nexxt 500 Electric Dryer: lint filter light goes on even though it does not need emptying

I had the same problem and figured if the lint sensor is clogged, covered or otherwise gummed up with lint, dirt, hair, etc then this will continue to happen regardless of wether the lint trap is clean.

So I took my compressor and blew out the slot where the trap slides into...stuff flew everywhere (so watch your eyes or wear goggles). I then vaccumed it up and did it again... and again and again each time loads of stuff came out. Once nothing blew out I loaded the dryer and have not had the problem since...

This makes sense right? so if you can try this solution.

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore HE 3, model number 110.8787,8789. I cleaned the lint screen, unscrewed the plastic that holds the screen and cleaned all lint out. After doing so, my dryer won't start. The lig

when you removed the screen from the inside you disconnected the wires from the 2 metal strips. now you need to remove the lower panel on the front. and reconnect them. you will need a T-20 torx and unplug the dryer to be safe. the wire will have 90 degree push on connectors and it does not have any polarity concerns. the two male connectors are real close to the top of the panel, maybe even slightly under the other panel. By the upper right of the silver fan duct.

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