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Lint CollectorModel LGL88580000- Built: 1995.

There is no air coming in or out of the area where the lint collector hole is. My repairman said it didn't matter if no lint collected in the lint box on top of the dryer. He checked everything and said the air flow was good. However, I don't use anything unless it all works correctly and this is not right. Up until three weeks ago, I collected lots of lint in this box.

In the customer book on this dryer it suggests I call a repairman for assitance if no lint collects in the box,. Well, I am back to square one here!

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Re: Lint CollectorModel LGL88580000- Built: 1995.

Every 12 months, since we bought our lgl8858000 we had to call a repairman because no lint was appearing in trap. Everytime the repairman has to take the machine apart and clearout lint (hand fulls) from within the machine. This last time it cost us $140. This is the last time I will be paying someone to clear lint from our fire trap.

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Re: Lint CollectorModel LGL88580000- Built: 1995.

The fan that work to collet lint is not working at all or working if your cloth are not drying in the time you set up. than that proublem.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Clean Touch Model LGL88580000

You can check for suction by pulling out the lint screen and holding a piece of paper over it while the dryer is running. If there is suction then it all works correctly. If there is no suction, then there is a clog somewhere inside. You can clear the clog with a long bottle brush or with an attachment from a vacuum cleaner to get inside. If all looks good and still no lint on the screen, the screen may be too short for the dryer and could be a wrong screen for it.

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Dryers usually have interlocks to keep things from overheating or, worse, catching on fire. You may be able to narrow it down a bit by seeing if it matters whether there are any clothes in the dryer. Most likely, the dryer thinks it's overheating, or in danger of doing so. Couple of possibilities. For anything involving disassembly or hands into any part of the dryer but the clothes tumbler, make sure you unplug the dryer and turn off the gas. No short cuts there, you can kill yourself.
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  • If you unscrew the back panel, look at the air inlet to the burner area (careful if it was just on) and clear lint.
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  • There are actual sensors. You'll need to look at a DIY list for how to check them with a voltmeter, but they'll fail from time to time and trip an interlock - most dryers, for safety, are built to assume the worst if one of the sensors fails, to make sure a sensor failure doesn't lead to destroyed clothes or fires.
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Whirlpool Clean Touch Model LGL88580000

You can check for suction by pulling out the lint screen and holding a piece of paper over it while the dryer is running. If there is suction then it all works correctly. If there is no suction, then there is a clog somewhere inside. You can clear the clog with a long bottle brush or with an attachment from a vacuum cleaner to get inside. If all looks good and still no lint on the screen, the screen may be too short for the dryer and could be a wrong screen for it.

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Paper went down into the lint collector

there is a brush you can buy at lowes a lint brush

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Run for about half the cycle than stops. can restart and it will finish cycle.

Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

When a dryer runs for around 30 minutes and shuts off it has reached the maximum operational temperature allowed and is most likely being shut off by the high limit thermostat. This is a safety feature built in to keep from causing a fire due to over heating.

This overheating condition is usually caused by lint buildup in the following areas.

1. The outside dryer vent exit is blocked with lint
2. Flexible vent ducting has lint build-up inside
3. The lint filter in the dryer is restricting airflow
4. The lint filter trap area has a build up of lint restricting airflow across the lint filter.
5. The blower fan / blades / ducting have a lint build up causing low air flow.

Do a tedious insepction for lint buildup and all of the ducting areas that you have access to without disassembly.

Make sure to clean as much of the lint out of the areas that you can see. In the process of cleaning DO NOT use sharp objects to try and free the lint.
If you have to... sacrifice a coat hanger and bend it in half so that it is U shaped to assist you in clearing the lint in stubborn areas.

If you really want to quickly rule out the outside ducting... you can disconnet the Vent hose / duct from the rear of the dryer and then dry a load of clothes. If it does not shut off you know that your external ducting is where the problem lies. Just make sure to reconnect the vent / hose ducting after the test. (Over time can make a large lint mess)

One other thing to check is the dryer door catch to make sure it is not getting weak when the dryer is hot allowing the door open switch to kick off the dryer.

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Lint collector clip is broken and wont hold.onto the back...where can I get a new one?

I could list a BUNCH of lint collector clips here but... if you enter you model number on this page

Where it says

"Enter part or model number for best results"

You should find your lint collector clip.

You can also go to this site:

Again you will need your model number.

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