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How to I clean out the filter/vent

The dryer is overheating and stops. Vent is full and needs to be taken apart to clean

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SOURCE: got a software update and now dryer is flashing all indicators

try turn power off to dry,if still not working call the tech back that did the software update

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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Try holding down reset for several seconds. If that does not work, then there is a problem with sensitivity settings of the signal from the two sensors in the air duct. Call Miele and insist to get a tech at home, the problem is not your fault.

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Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi, The clean air vent light came on and shut the

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Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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SOURCE: Miele T9800 dryer starts then stops and goes dead.


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Posted on Dec 19, 2010

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SOURCE: check filter/vent lights are on. we have cleaned

there is a sensor below the lint screen, it has two screws, and this may have a film on it from the dryer sheets. The easiest and safest way to clean is take it apart(the dryer) gently/lightly wipe the sensor off. Be careful not to damage it, Good Luck Tim

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The clean filter light was flashing but it stopped after I cleaned the vent but still won't heat, Is there another vent/filter in this dryer?

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1. Lint build up at the outside wall vent flapper (Clean and Vac)
2. Lint build up in the dryer ducting (Clean and Vac)
3, Poor Air Flow through the dryer due to a blower wheel problem. (Broken blower wheel fins or the venter hub fails causing the blow wheel not to turn at full speed.
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sounds like the motor is overheating and probably needs to be changed out.when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer and how old is it?the dryer should be taken apart and cleaned out once a year if it's gas and once every two years if it's electric.there's an open flame in a gas dryer and i've seen the lint catch fire in some of should clean out the outside vent,if the vent line is a long run from the back of the dryer to the outside vent i use a leaf blower to blow out the line,clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into and with a shop vac i blow out the motor and vac out the cabinet where the motor is and blow out the gas tube,the lint builds up on the dryer motor,overheats it and all the oil in the motor dries up,you can see it on the back of the drum and around the motor,you'll see lint stuck onto the back of the drum stuck in the oil and like a yellow stain on the frame and wall where the motor is and the motor starts overheating and cuts out when it gets hot,when it cools it will start again but one of these times it wont start at all.sometime you'll hear a loud buzz when you try to start it.the motor is easy to change,you need to decide if you want to put money into the dryer or change it out,good luck

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