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Maytag Performa PYG2300AWW Problem: How to remove the lint filter holder for cleaning.

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  • Minoono1 May 02, 2008

    Maytag Performa PYG2300AWW
    Problem: How to remove the lint filter holder for cleaning.
    Sorry, the solution provided by Coolguy008 is absolutely no barring on this model,
    I have been asked to follow the drawing of some very old dryer Model ASKO T721.
    I definitely cannot accept this solution. It has no barring on this model.

  • Minoono1 May 04, 2008

    Dear Mr. Coolguy008,
    With all due respect, I know and am well aware of the consequences of not cleaning the filter. Cleaning filter is not my problem. I do the cleaning of the filter on every Load cycle.
    This dryer is about five years old and no matter how good a filter is, there are still some fine openings around the filter and the filter screen itself that will allow some of the finer lint to pass through and deposit further down the passage towards the exhaust and could as you rightly pointed out be a fire hazard.
    That?s the main reason why I want to reach inside to clean all that lint deposit. To do that, I have to remove this part in which the filter sits. I do not know the name of the part nor how to remove the part. That?s where I need your help if you can.
    If you do not have an appropriate solution please do not waist your time and mine unnecessarily in going over this problem again.
    Thanks any way.
    May 04, 2008

  • Minoono1 May 05, 2008

    Dear Mr. Coolguy008

    Sorry about the previous Reply of May 4, 2008. somehow I missed the passage that you had sent which is:
    Comment by coolguy008, posted on May 02, 2008
    Alright please let me know if this info. helped you or not.And if it helped you out please don't forget to rate or accept the solution.

    ”There are 2 little clips that hold the top to the front panel (they are located in the crack, near the outer corners). Release them, and raise the lid. Remove the 2 screws that secure the front panel to the machine, and remove the entire front. The lind screen tunnel should now be accessible.”

    Now that seems to be the right solution. Ill look into it

    Thank you.


    May 05, 2008



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You will get some idea from the manual..

Please dont forget to rate the solution

Posted on May 01, 2008

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  • Priya darshan May 02, 2008

    ok,please give me a min. i'll get you some more info.

  • Priya darshan May 02, 2008

    Alright please let me know if this info. helped you or not.And if it helped you out please don't forget to rate or accept the solution.

    There are 2 little clips that hold the top to the front panel (they are
    located in the crack, near the outer corners). Release them, and raise
    the lid. Remove the 2 screws that secure the front panel to the
    machine, and remove the entire front. The lind screen tunnel should now
    be accessible.

  • Priya darshan May 02, 2008

    Lint filter has a lip handle that protrudes and lifts when removing clothes - causing lint

  • Priya darshan May 02, 2008

    I have got some tips for you:

    Cleaning the lint filter after completion of a dryer load is part of
    the regular care and maintenance of your appliance. This will not only
    ensure continued optimum performance, but will reduce the risk of fire
    in your home.

    When your lint filter becomes plugged, it restricts the outflow of
    heated air, which can cause your dryer to become overheated. This can
    increase the risk of fire starting in your dryer.

    The remedy of course, is to ensure the lint filter is cleaned out
    regularly, and that there are no obstructions to the outflow of heated

    However, according to Fire Chief Ken Benoit of the Terrace Bay Fire
    Department, another fire concern related to dryer filters has recently
    surfaced. Even though the lint has been removed and the filter appears
    to be clean, certain fabric sheets used in the drying cycle, can cause
    a thin clear film to develop on the filter, forming a barrier which
    restricts the air from properly exhausting from your dryer.

    A quick test to see whether this film exists, is to take your
    filter to a sink and run water into it, while observing whether the
    flow can easily pass through the mesh, or just pools in the filter.

    If the flow is unable to pass through - a thorough filter cleaning is required.

    Use a very soft nylon brush and warm soapy water to clean your filter,
    and repeat the above test - the flow should no longer be restricted.
    Repeat this cleaning every six months.

    Just a simple test and a few minutes of cleaning can go a long way to keeping your family safe.

  • Priya darshan May 04, 2008

    Ok,You can just rate me as thanx for trying and switch to other experts advice.

  • Priya darshan May 05, 2008

    I am glad to hear the this info. helped you.



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