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My DLE2512W dryer has a check filter light blinking and won't turn on

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The filter is probably full of fluff. Remove it and vacuum it or brush it clean with a soft brush or broom.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

  • Alpha27 Jan 21, 2011

    Use the narrow attachment on your vacuum. Vacuum the area under the filter harness in the dryer. Also, remove the dryer lent exhaust on the back of the dryer. Vacuum the exhaust tubing and reach into the back of the dryer and vacuum as much debris as you can from the tubing leading from the filter to the lower exhaust. A small screw on the pipe exiting the dryer will allow you greater access to remove debris. :)


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