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How can I remove the front cover to get all the lint build up out so the dryer works best

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First unplug it. Next, using a small flat head screw driver or a putty knife and a flashlight, find the 2 green clips between the top panel and the front panel. Push on these while lifting up on the top. Swing the top back and lean it against the wall. Now As you look in the opening on the right hand side there are two plastic connectors on the wire bundles. Unplug both of these. Next, on the inside of the front panel you will see 2 phillips screws that connect the front panel onto the side panel. Once you remove the two screws, the front panel will tilt towards you. Lift up on it and set it to the side. You can now clean the lint from the inner workings and from the area beneath the lint screen also. Re-assemble in the reverse. Make sure as you are fitting the front panel back on, you lift up slightly on the drum to allign it properly.

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How do I get into my whirlpool duet front loader dryer to clean the lint out


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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When to Buy a New Dryer or Fix Old One?


If your old clothes dryer is not working well, how do you tell if it's time to replace it?Here are some things to check before you set it on the curb with a"FREE" sign.
If it still turns on, runs a proper cycle, doesn't make a lot of squeaks and groans, and your clothes are at least attempting to dry, then check the following before you decide to replace.

1. Check and empty your lint trap before each load. If airflow is restricted, your dryer will need longer to get the job done. A clean lint trapwill allow for maximum intake air to the dryer blower.
2. Check the exhaust duct work for lint buildup. If the 4" duct work that carries your warm, moist, lint-laden air to the exterior of your home is blocked with years of lint and moisture, chances are pretty good your dryer is taking longer than it should to get your clothes dry.

  • Disconnect the dryer power cord (and gas line if a gas unit), slide the dryer forward far enough to access the 4" duct work clamp at the back of the dryer. Disconnect the duct work at the dryer and separate to inspect both in the dryer exhaust duct and the duct work as well.
  • Remove all built up lint. You may need to access under the floor, or in the crawlspace, or basement to get at all the areas that lint may be built up. Remember that when there's an elbow chances are pretty good there's lint in there, so take the time to separate the duct work where needed to give it a thorough clean out.
  • Long straight sections of duct work can be easily cleaned by using a Webster-style pole brush.
  • Clean the exhaust duct of the dryer but be careful not to damage anything inside your dryer
  • Reconnect and turn the dryer on air fluff to blow the rest out.
3. Remove lint build up from inside the machine
  • Turn power off again
  • Remove the front cover of your dryer
  • Remove the front drum support/air duct from the front of the dryer
  • Carefully vacuum the lint out of the dryer with soft brush attachment on your vac. Be careful not to damage any igniter or electrical items.
  • Clean the inside of the lint trap duct of sediment/ buildup
4. While you've got it open replace the drive belt and check the pulleys.

If this improves your dryer, hang onto it for a while longer! Most times dryers just need a good cleaning and the exhaust duct cleaned. If you're not satisfied with the results, take it to the curb and recycle it to another family.

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How to remove the lint house in a kenmore front load dryer


I would just get a long lint brush from a hardware store and a vac . Removing the housing is more trouble than its worth if you do not know what you are doing

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DRYER GENERAL ELECTRIC SUPER CAPACITY. APPARENTLY IT IS WORKING BECAUSE IT HEAT BUT THE CLOTHES ARE WET


Hello,

A leading cause of poor drying results in that type of dryer is lint build up in the blower/lint filter housing. That build up will restrict air flow through the dryer causing very long dry times. To repair that the front panel would need to be removed and clean all the lint build up from that housing and blower wheel area.

To remove the front panel DISCONNECT POWER TO THE DRYER, on the bottom of the dryer inside of the door rim will be 2 phillips headed screws,remove those and lift off the top. At the top corners where the front panel connects to the cabinet will be 2 more phillips headed screws remove those and the front panel will pull off and out of the way. With the front panel off the blower housing will be in the lower left side clean lint from it and also the sure to clean all the lint from the lint filter housing which will be attached to the back side of the front panel. In addation to cleaning that area be sure to check and clean the exhaust duct tube as well.


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My frigidaire dryer start and a few seconds later an alarm sounds and E68 appears.


Remove your lint filter. Now remove the waffled plastic that covers the lint filter slot. Hint, its inside the dryer, and there's two screws holding it in. Be careful when you pull it out, because there's two wires connected to the metal strip on the bottom edge of it. That metal strip is either the temperature or moisture sensor, I bet. Don't drop the screws into the lint filter slot. If yours is like mine, you'll find that a lot of lint has built up around the contacts for those two wires. Carefully clean all the lint (use soft toothbrush), and reinstall. While you have it opened up, stick your vacuum's crevice tool down inside the lint filter slot and clean up all the lint in there as best you can. Problem solved. I think the build up of lint was shorting the two contacts, and this was screwing up the electronics.

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Heater works but clothes do not dry. Very little air flow from vent


Sounds as if there is something (lint buildup maybe) that is blocking the air flow inside this machine. You need to remove the top and front of this machine so you can view in internal working parts. Clean it out the best you can and also remove the rear cover and check where the fan blade is located and this general area. I have seen rats nests built inside the tubes that will block air flow and create a fire hazard.

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Clean Dryer Lint Vent in Kenmore elite HE4


If you wish to clean the interior cabinet of the dryer follow these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer. Dangerous voltages are still present even with the dryer turned off.

2. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen. IMPORTANT: You must remove the lint screen first in order to remove the blower fan housing.

3. Remove the lower toe panel directly below the dryer door by removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off. NOTE: For better access, you can prop the front feet of the dryer up (a 2x4 works well).

4. Loosen the screws on the blower fan housing directly below the drum and remove. There's usually a small clip holding the cover in at the bottom that you may need to pull out to release. NOTE: You may also have to disconnect the auto dry sensor plug (yellow wires with white plug - use a small screwdriver to release the locking tabs) and/or ground wire to accommodate removal of the cover.

You should now have access to the dryer interior and the blower fan squirrel cage motor. Take the time to clean out the blower fan housing cover as well. A long bristle brush made for dryers works well at removing any lint inside the dryer in the hard to reach places, followed by vacuuming.

NOTE: After cleaning, you may experience a slight burning odor. This is normal as lint gets stirred up in the cleaning process and can settle on the heating components. The odor should dissipate after a short period of use.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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SMELLS LIKE ITW BURNING


I highly recommend opening the dryer by removing the front panel.
Unplug the machine, remove the front cover and be prepared to vacuum out the lint build-up inside the housing of the dryer.
Also clean the exhaust duct of lint buildup too.

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remove the lint screen by pulling on it ,around build up scrub w/ brush clean w/ portable vacuum .

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