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The dryer will not stay on. it has happened before.the repairman said that the lint had not exhausted out but rather had piled up around the exterior of the drum. my question is how do i take the unit apart so as to access the space between the exterior of the drum and the inside of the case of the dryer so that i can clean the lint out??? many thanks.

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Dryer gets warm but not hot. Takes much longer than used to.

A lot of times when this happens, the are vent is plugged up, had one that did this and come to find out it was plugged up so bad it stopped getting hot. hope this helps.

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How to Fix Dryer Lint Problems

<span>Instructions</span> Things You'll Need: <ul> <li> <span>Vacuum cleaner</span> </li> <li> <span>Screwdriver</span> </li> <li> <span>Electric leaf blower</span> </li></ul> <ol> <li> Remove the lint trap from the dryer and peel off the accumulated fuzz.<br /> </li> <li> Vacuum the top of the dryer, the floor nearby and underneath for lint at least once a week. When you remove the lint trap, tiny particles fly into the air and settle nearby. Behind and underneath the dryer are favorite hiding places for dryer lint.<br /> </li> <li> Disconnect the vent tube from the rear of the dryer and inspect it every month. Dryer lint accumulates more easily in flexible plastic tubes than rigid aluminum ones, because curves halt the lint's path.<br /> </li> <li> Clean the vent tube leading to the wall annually. As for the tube leading to the exterior, a trick that sometimes works is aiming an electric leaf blower down the tube. The leaf blower can expel the lint through the exhaust on the exterior. Before using the leaf blower, check that all duct work is fastened securely.<br /> </li> <li> Unscrew and remove the back panel on the dryer, if you're mechanically inclined. Particles that escaped the lint trap can accumulate inside the dryer cabinet, so vacuum this area.<br /> </li></ol>

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Kenmore Elite gets hot, dries clothes but the metal piece in the back of the dryer is burning holes in our clothes.

This is URGENT.

What you described is a precursor to a dryer fire.!!

Dryers work this way....they have an air intake that allows the heated air to come in, circulate around the clothes, and an air outflow that the heated air flows out of. Look in your dryer, you will see the two separate intake and outflow behind grills onside the dryer. Look for burn marks. Open the dryer and look straight back to the intake and outflow grill where the hot air flows in, then out of the dryer.

What happens when your exhaust system is blocked is that the air becomes superheated, and (if a gas dryer) flames can come up to or into the dryer through that metal part you are describing. If electric, it is superheating and burning the clothes. I would bet your exhaust is clogged somewhere. Fix this before using the dryer again.

You can call a repairman to do the cleaning and check this out.
OR try to handle it yourself with a few easy steps.

Check the flow of air where the exhaust comes out, usually outside your house or apartment. If the flow is weak, its a definite sign of a clog...usually in the exhaust duct that is usually a flexible metal tube that attaches to the bottom of your dryer, then winds its way outside to a vent....but a fire can come from something else being clogged.

Try this:
1) Clean the lint trap
2) Replace the exhaust ducting (they are very cheap and easy to install on each end)
3) If you can, with the dryer disconnected form power, take the back panel off (it's very easy) and look for dust and lint buildup that can come from a clogged vent, then vacuum it off. If you see burned lint there, then that is proof you have had some fire.

If the above is not your problem, you need an expert to come and diagnose this.

Good luck

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Check the exhaust hose for crimping or blockage. Some models have a drum shaped inlet that slides over the fan housing inlet. A lot of times the lint literally piles up at the bottom in that inlet drum till it begins to restrict flow.

I changed the Drum belt on my Maytag this morning and, when I removed that part to get the belt around the drum, I was able to pull out a fist full of lint that had accumulated in that inlet drum that had to get by the lint screen first.

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You will need to check the complete dryer duct system for lint buildup and blockage. Be sure to check the exterior outlet too!

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I had this problem and was advised to do the following before calling a repairma. Check electrical panel and make sure breaker has not been trippped.
Check the lint traps - exterior and in the dryer and make sure they are clear.
If you have a plastic exhaust hose shine a light behind it and see if you can see any clogs. Recommend changing to a metal hose - the plastic ones are fire hazards.
Try another electrical item in the plug the dryer uses (hairdryer is best) to see if pulling sufficient current.
If you get this far without getting the dryer to work then you probably need a repairman. I ended up having to have the thermostat replaced $90.00 for everything and he did it in my home - lot less than a new dryer!

Good luck!

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Takes forever to dry clothes on a frigidaire modle# fde436res1. The exhaust seems tobe hot and everything looks ok.

Check for blockage / lint buildup in the exhaust tubing. Also pull the hose off the back of the dryer and look for lint buildup inside the dryer as well.

If your dryer is electric, you may also have a heating element that is burnt out.

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The dryer is heating but clothes aren't drying. There isn't much lint on the filter and the inside door and lint area is damp with wet lint spread around that area. It is a MDE5500AY model. Serial...

This just happened to us a couple of weeks ago, and we called a repair man. I might be able to save you $45 for a service call. In our dryer, the lint can fall out of the lint screen and clog up in the back of the dryer. Remove the back of the dryer (you might have to unscrew the lint screen too) and the ductwork inside the back (it's quite easy, I've now done it since my daughter dropped my sunglasses down the lint screen hole) just keep an eye on your screws. Remove the trapped lint, and vaccum out the hose, making sure there's no kinks in the hose as it runs to your house exhaust. Put the dryer back together and see if it works. If not, you've got a fan problem and will need a repairman. But apparently this is the most common dryer problem and will take about 20 minutes of your time to straighten out.

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It is strongly recommended that you DON'T trap the lint. Doing so, can cause the lint to back up inside the ducting and eventually cause longer dry times on your clothing, and/or your heating circuits to over heat and fail. A dryer requires proper (unobstructed) air flow in order to work efficiently. I would recommend that you reroute your dryer ducting to divert the exhaust away from your pool pump. Please let me know if you require further assistance.

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