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How do I get into the dry compartment below the inside of the drum to clean out any excess lint that accumulates there

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Some dryer have a botton panel that you can take off are some dry you have to take the front panel off the dryer to clean out the lint depend on the dry model

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How to clean the inside seal of a frididaire front load washer


Good Afternoon Friend,

I understand you want to know how to clean the inside seal of your Frigidaire washer, model# ATF7000E. Below are instructions for cleaning the inside of your washer, including the seal:

• Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer.
• Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.
• Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These areas should always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.
• When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the drum. Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water.
• Periodically, wipe dry the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove lint and other debris.
• The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.

I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

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How do you get mildew out of the inside lip of the frigidaire affinity?


Good Afternoon Friend,

I understand you are trying to get mildew out of the inside lip of your Frigidaire Affinity washer, model# ATF6000ES. I suggest following the cleaning suggestions I've listed below.

Clean the Dispenser Drawer Area. Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed once or twice a month.

    1)Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops.

    2)Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer.

    3)Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments.

    4)Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated powders and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue may indicate improper dilution or more frequent cleaning is required.

    5)To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all residues from the upper and lower parts of the recess.

    6)Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.


    Clean Inside the Drum

      1)Remove items from your washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in your washer.

      2) Before cleaning your washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.

      3)Dry around your washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These areas should always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.

      4)When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the drum. Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water.

      5)Periodically, wipe dry the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove lint and other debris.

      6)The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.


      Another thing you may do after a thorough cleaning is run a Heavy Duty cycle, and change the temperatures to the hottest temperatures. Also, change the soil level to Heavy Soil. You will want to run a full cycle with no clothes in it and add bleach and your detergent. Once the cycle has completed, Wipe down the inside of the tub as well as the inside lip of your washer. Leave the door open so any other water that might be inside of your appliance can evaporate. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your washer status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

      -Best Regards-
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My dryer is smoking and making a noise


This is not good and should be disconnected from power source until problem resolved. It sounds like an accumulation of lint in the dryer base, where motor / belt compartment are located. Vacuuming all the lint from inside the cabinet will reduce the risk of a lint fire. Cleaning the exhaust / vent hose all the way through to the outside of building will allow better air flow. I have used a leaf blower to do this. Disconnect the dryer hose from the back of the dryer, and insert the leaf blower nozzle. Secure hose to leaf blower nozzle as best you can so it is air tight. Switch on the leaf blower for half a minute or so. Any accumulated lint in the dryer vent line will be discharged to the outside of building. Reconnect dryer hose to dryer and test to see if clothes are now drying faster.

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All the clothes in my dryer dry at a normal time, but the smell burnt! After a dry cycle, the inside of the dryer smells like something is melting, but everything seems to be working correctly. We have had...


Remove the vent duct at the back and clean out all of the lint. Next, find the air inlet to the heater elements and make sure there is no lint accumulated there. Inspect the back of the drum (inside) for any plastic debris (something left in a pocket?) that might have melted and stuck on there. Last resort: remove the dryer cabinet and drum, and inspect the heater and its wiring. If the insulation on the wires appears burned or is broken off, cut off the damaged part of the wiring and replace its terminals, then polish the heater terminals before reattaching the wires (a tarnished connection will cause the wire to overheat). Clean out the heater if necessary, but be careful not to stress the heater element. Used heater wire is brittle and cracks or breaks easily.

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My dryers smells like its burning and inside when drying gets really too hot. The air vent going outside is clean. I took off the casing and cleaned the inside of the dryer. The belt seems like its ok....


Lint burns quickly and rarely holds a flame long enough to cause a fire hazard. Metal burning would probably indicate friction on spinning metal, like the motor shaft, or the drum rollers. Plastic/rubber are usually parts that are intended to wear, and can usually be replaced.

Along with the belt, you should also check the idler pulley that takes up the slack in the belt, as well as any drum rollers or nylon glides on the top of the dryer door where the drum rides. Metal, plastic, and lint have distinct smells, and you should be able to determine which one(s) you have by smell.

Lint is a common burner in dryers, and it seems you've looked in some of the obvious places it can accumulate. When you have the cover off, pay special attention to the burner area, and any ducts from the lint screen area. Also, any gaps in insulation where air flows could cause hot spots in the unit. If you can see the flame while its running, make sure its size is not excessive. Flames should not be too low or too high, and should not escape the burner housing.

If you notice soot buildup, your gas/air mixture is off. If you've switched from natural to bottled gas or vice-versa, you may need to swap the burner orifices to match the different pressures of the gas fuel.

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We have a combo dryer and washer. Washer is A2444330KH. Leaves lint on cotton shirts, have cleaned the filter no help. Any ideas? David


Dryer lint not only presents a problem by cluttering up your clothes with white specks, but it can also lead to a dryer fire. While it is impossible to completely eliminate dryer lint, you can take action to drastically reduce lint and the potential problems that come along with excess dryer lint. If your clothes take more than one cycle to dry, you see no lint on the lint screen, the clothes are very hot after drying or you find excess lint on the clothes after drying, you probably have a problem with accumulation of dryer lint in the dryer vent.
Use a dryer vent cleaning brush and clean the dryer vent, or hire a professional to clean the exhaust vent behind your dryer. If your dryer vent is clogged, it will create excess dust in the dryer and on the clothes. The excess lint can eventually catch on fire given the heat load of the dryer.

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have owned the same dryer for about a year and just started having this F03 problem. The condensation drain hose is the soft flexible rubber hose coming out of the back of the dryer and it drains into the same drain as a washer. It's easy to pull the hose off its connector at the back of the dryer and just blow hard into it to make sure there's no lint clogging the hose and reconnect it to the dryer. Next open the panel on the left of the dryer and thoroughly rinse (water only, no soap) clean the two parts behind the door (first is plastic and behind that is the condensation filter which probably is loaded with lint). Sometimes the lint in the condensation filter channels (those that run from front to back) can be quite stuck. Use a long pipe cleaner to get in there or a garden hose with a spray nozzle. Shake the excess water out of the condensation filter and dry off the outsides of two parts. Clean all the lint out the compartment where the parts go. There is one more crucial step not mentioned in the manual. Once you remove the condensation filter you will see a small plastic panel on the lower wall of the condensation filter slot. Slide a flat blade screwdriver or a blunt table knife under the panel and gently pop it open. Under the panel is a small chamber that you can't see very well where you will find a slurry of lint/water which is what clogs the condensation outlet. With latex gloves reach in there and clean it out. Use paper towel to get it all out. Blow hard into the dryer through the condensation hose to clear up any last bits. Pop the panel back in place as well as the condensation filter and the plastic part. Take out the lint filter (within the dryer drum compartment) and wash it with soap and water. Use an old toothbrush or something to clean the screens thoroughly. Rinse well and dry it completely. Clean all the lint out of the empty compartment. Put all three parts back into the dryer. Clean all lint off the door. Using paper towel moistened with white vinegar clean the two metal sensors in drum compartment on the front wall and lower left. Run the dryer empty but with heat on for a few minutes to make sure all the water is drained out. Now try drying a load. I think it's a good idea to rinse clean the condensation filter at least once a month since it collects a lot of lint. Hope this works for you.

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If you are experiencing moisture inside the dryer drum, then you have a clog somewhere. A dryer needs proper air flow in order to dry efficiently. If you have not had your dryer exhaust vent ducting checked anytime recently, now might be a good time to do so.

HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE A DRYER CLOG:

Remove the dryer exhaust vent hose from the back of the dryer and attempt to dry a load of clothes as you normally would. The air escaping the back of the dryer should be forceful and warm (about 140 degrees F).

If the air flow is normal and the clothes dry properly, you need to check the ventilation from the point where it leaves the dryer, to where it exits your home. Check for kinks, sags or significant bends in the vent ducting that may be causing choke points where lint can accumulate. In addition, it is strongl;y recommended that you use the semi-rigid aluminum ducting as it resists crushing and is heat resistant.

If the air flow is weak, then you have a clog INTERNAL to the dryer. The lint screens do not catch everything. Some lint, along with moist air from your clothes gets exhausted through the blower fan housing and out through the ducting. This is normal. Lint can accumulate over time, however. If allowed to restrict the air flow, the moist air cannot escape and tends to permiate the lint with moisture. Once the lint becomes moist, it sticks inside the ducting and collects more lint to the point where it starts to restrict air flow and reduce the dryer efficiency. It is highly recommended that you check your dryer blower fan housing and internal ducting about once per season to prevent this.

If gone unchecked, the dryer will actually overheat to the point of failure. Accumulations of lint is also a major fire hazard. The majority of the dryer failures I have repaired were caused by poorly installed, kinked, or clogged dryer ventilation.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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