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Dryer door won't close

I had a bunch of lint inside the drum of my Whirlpool model LEQ9858LWO electric dryer. Leaned into dryer to remove it. I must have been leaning on the dryer door when I did not realizing it of course. When I went to start the dryer the door would not close all the way. I did push the accutuater (spelling?) switch and the dryer comes on. But the door just won't stay closed on it's own. I know I can fix this myself somehow and avoid a big service call bill. Any help here? Thanks so very much!

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Re: Dryer door won't close

You probably bent the hinges if you can't see an actual crease in the door. Just pull the screws out of the hinge where it meets the door, and using a large pair of channel locks manipulate the hinge back to it's proper alignment, stopping to put door back on every once in a while to check it. Simple as that. You may have to flip unit over on it's back if the mounting screws for the hinges are not accessible.

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Hello. First, turn the power off to the dryer or remove the power cord from the AC outlet. Next, locate the 2 screws in-between the upper and lower front panels and at the bottom front of the dryer--there will be 2-3 screws, usually 1/4 inch hex head, and remove them--use a magnetic nut driver, it makes it a whole lot easier! (note:sometimes, to replace the panel, you have to push up on the bottom of the panel hard to get the screw holes to line up again.) Set the panel aside. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen from the holder. Close the door. Next, notice the blower housing cover, pic 3, #45, lower left corner. There should be 3-4 screws holding the cover to the blower housing. Remove the screws and cover--use caution--most metal edges inside a dryer are unfinished and razor sharp--akin to putting your hand inside a box of razor blades(ask me how I know this, lol). Remove any lint build-up inside the cover with a vacuum. Again, using a vacuum, suck out any lint from inside the blower housing and fan as best you can. Take care to not damage the fan blades! Now, try to remove as much lint build-up as you can with the vacuum. Be especially careful when vacuuming around the mouth of the heater element. Do the best you can. At this point, re-assemble the dryer using the reverse of assembly. If there is still a lot of lint inside the cabinet and you can't reach it--STOP! In order to remove the remaining lint requires removal of the front bulkhead(large metal plate that supports the front of the drum), drum belt, and drum from the cabinet. This is INVOLVED and can be very difficult to re-assemble if you have never done it before. Call for service. I hope I helped you!




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Have your checked your lint screen? It could be clogged if you use a lot of fabric softener. Take it out and wash it using a stiff brush to remove the waxy buildup on the screen.

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Check that the dryer door is closing completely. Remove anything that blocks the dryer door from closing.
Ensure the "Start" button is pressed firmly to start the dryer cycle, the dryer is not overloaded and the clothing is not balled up. Any of these things can prevent the dryer from operating and/or drying the clothes.

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