The lint screen holder is full of lint and not letting the screen go all the way in. What is the best way to clean it out? When the door is open, there is 2 screws at the bottom that help attach the screen holder. I took those out but in will not come out. I don't know if it is just tight or if there is something else I need to do first. And if that has a lot of lint, does that mean the whole thing needs to be cleaned out?
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HI,The best way to clean the dryer lint screen is physically very careful with your hand remove the lint on the screen and place the removed lint in the garbage.If you have a garden hose,set it to a spray and spray down the screen outside,if that is possible.Do not use heavy pressure on the spray setting as you do not want to spray the water to hard and rip the screen.Take a spray bottle with white vinegar and mix water and vinegar in the spray bottle.Spray down the screen with the water and vinegar mixture.This will help clean and sanitize the dryer lint screen.Then just let the screen dry outside in the sun.Now you have a clean and sanitized dryer lint screen.I hope this helps you.Carrie
Check the leading edge of the screen itself to see if it is expanded. Then, once again check the full debth of the slide there must be something all the way at the leading edge that is stopping it, probably compressed lint. You may have to use a flashlight and long thin piece of wire to fish out the glob.
Hi-I just cleaned out mine. You take off the clamp that holds the exhaust duct from the bottom of the back of the dryer and you will be able to vacuum it out. Then you can remove the kickplate on the front of the dryer by lifting it hard and pull the top of it out. Then you can remove the lint trap holder once inside by unscrewing it, remove it and clean it out(take out the lint filter first). I vacuumed out the inside of the exposed bottom gently cause it was so full lint! Hope this helps!
I recently solved this problem on my dryer by taking apart the lint collection area. Some dryers allow you to do this by removing a couple screws surrounding the lint screen holder. Others require some dis-assembly of the top and front panel. Once you have access behind or below the lint screen, use your hands or a strong vacuum (shop-vac) to clean out any collected lint that has fallen below the collection screen and settled in the exhaust duct. I pulled out about 100 cubic inches (~1.6 liters) of collected lint, cat hair, and debris that was obstructing air flow. Obstructed airflow can cause metal parts near the heating element to overheat and scorch clothing and is a serious fire hazard.
Depending on how old this is or how much it is used depends how much lint has built up inside the air flow tube. I have seen where you look inside where the lint screen is and beneath it with screen removed there is nothing but lint, in which case the dryer thinks the screen is clogged. You might have two screws on the inside of the drum that hold the screen holder in place. First remove the lint screen and hold the little door that closes when you remove the screen, open the little door and look down inside it with a flash light, if you see a lot of lint, like I said you might be able to remove the holder and clean this area out, also take a coat hanger and bend a little piece at the end and use this to get most of the lint out of this area and the tube that Leeds down from this area. If this can be done and you get this area clean and it still happens, you might have to clean the entire area the tube and the back tube,the tube leeding to the outside of the house and vent. Any questions please post back.
i got the same problem and no repair man could help . i think i just got mine fixed 6-15-09 .what you do is go behind the dryer , remove the air duct and then remove the pipe that is inside the machine by removing one screw . this will give you access inside the machine .first clean as much as you can of the lint inside by vacuuming it . if you look to the left you will see 2 wires with a black button in the middle this is the ignitor ,clean it good because i think the dirt is not allowing it to light up . i did that and mine is working but the cooling light is still on .
I have the exact same problem. I am amazed at had been the engineering is for such a simple process. The user guide just says to clean the lint filter. Even when doing so, there is still an excessive build up of lint beyond reach. There are no instructions that mention how to clean this part. It is obvious that GE did not test this part of the machine.