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This is a know issue for these dryers.

LG can replace the filter assy, if your unit is still under warranty. If not in warranty, you can fill the gap with some epoxy and let dry for at least 6 hours. Filling the gap will take care of your gap issue.

Posted on Jul 25, 2010

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Bra stuck in lint trap housing on samsung front load dryer


You might need to remove the lint trap or the drum assembly.
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Cleaning Lint Filters


While removing that little screen occasionally to get the lint off, I have found that I get my clothes drier by doing it after each bunch of clothes dried. ALSO, while cleaning out the lint filter is a good practice, one that is just important, if not moreso, is to clean out the area where the lint filter rests. You can usually remove the plastic piece that you insert the filter simply by removing a couple of screws and gently lifting that frame out. Next step is to get out the vacuum cleaner, either upright or cannister will do well so long as the upright has a hose attachment. Put the crevice tool on the end of the hose and use it to remove more lint from from the "cavern" (my word for the comparative amount of room there) under the frame you have removed.
Not only will this help your dryer to work more efficiently, but it can also keep the chance of fires to a minimum. (Fires are more likely with a gas dryer.)

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Ran without filter, now makes humming sound.


no there shouldnt be any clothing but dust an lint from the cloths yea pull back panel off an clear out

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My bosh next 700 series I not heating to dry the clothes I checked the vent and it not clogged inside and outside. Help pls


Try to reset the thermal cutoff, but should be no reason why it should have tripped.
The actual operating procedure is
The air enters the body of the dryer through the large opening in front of the dryer
Then the air is sucked past the heating element and into the tumbler. (the tumbler is the large bin holding your clothes).
Then after the air has circulated around the clothes, it enters the door and is directed down through the lint screen. (this catches lint from the drying process... some clothes producte more lint (such as towels) than others (such as panties) because the weave is more coarse.
Then the air passes through a duct in the front of the dryer (after the lint filter) and into the fan.
The fan forces the air into the duct leading out the back of the dryer, at which point it exits your house.
It is extremely difficult to tell you the problem without being there to eliminate any one of several things that could be the problem. First, when you have the dryer turned on and have the heat setting set to cottons, is there ANY heat at all? If you feel the door, and there is SOME heat but there is not much heat on the clothes when you feel them, the intake opening in front of the dryer is probably in need of cleaning.

While you should always clean your lint filter after each use of your dryer, you should also periodically clean the intake at least once every six months. If you do not, the air intake is eventually restricted and the drying efficiency of the drye is affected. Consult your owner's manual for the exact location of the air intake.

IF THE INTAKE IS CLEAN and clear of obstruction, and there is still not enough heat to dry the clothes, but the door feels warm when dryer is operating. Then this would imply that the exhaust duct needs cleaned out. This is something that definitely needs done periodically to prevent fire. The exhaust duct collects additional lint that the lint filter misses. While this is a small amount of lint, over a period of time, this builds up on the inside of the exhaust duct and prevents the flow of the exhaust which reduces the heated air flow around the clothes in the tumbler. This results in the air not flowing and not becoming warm enough to dry the clothes efficiently.

IF THERE IS NO HEAT AT ALL: Then there is a likelihood that the heater itself needs replacement. This is a costly repair and you will be wise to invest in another dryer instead.

The working process of your clothes dryer is a relatively simple machine. It brings in air, heats the air, flows the air through the tumber where the clothes tumble loosely with the heated air circulating around them, then the air passes through the lint filter as it exits out your home. The lint filter is necessary because those tiny pieces of fabric (lint) can collect in your exhaust duct and catch fire. This is the major cause of dryer fires. This is why you should also periodically clean out your exhaust duct. Even though you have a lint filter, the lint filter does NOT catch all the lint and lint will eventually coat the interior walls of the exhaust duct.

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if dryer is filled with lint or vent line is blocked the clothes will not dry correctly,shop vac is great for this it sucks and blows,vac out what you can see and then blow out the lint from back and on motor,clean out the lint duct,where ever you pull out your lint filter either on top or inside dryer you have to clean out the duct.now go outside and check the flapper,if it isn't blowing open or hardly opening i use a leaf blower and take off the vent line from the back of dryer and blow it out,good luck

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Someone Help! I've got something stuck in my lint filter vent!!


remove the 2 lint filter screws on the top,remove the back,you will see 4 screws on the blower box to the left(the tall box) remove the box and get that ever is stuck in it,let me know how you do-mike

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