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Lint may be bypassing filter. at same time, lint rolls up and falls off filter when filter is pulled for cleaning. Dryer stopped drying today - clothes were hot and wet. Disconnected vent hose from wall and found vent stopped up with lint; I then turned the dryer on with that end of the vent line still unattached, and lint was blown out into the utility room. Not long after that, the clothes were dry. ?????? I should not have to connect, disconnect vent hose all the time to clear lint out of the machine?

Paul (unicornlvr@bellsouth.net)

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  • unicornlvr Jul 14, 2008

    Yes, I can, and have, cleaned the vent system, but why doesn't the filter trap and remove the lint?

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    Vent clear

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You need a dryer vent brush first,bought at home depot cheap,and clean the entire vent to the house,then clean where the vent hooks up to the machine,if your filter is where your door is pull out the filter and stick the brush in there and pull out lint,also use your vacume,remember you let some lint out when you let the hose blow out but theres a lot more there to clean,and also unplug your machine as you do this,if this helps please give me a fix ya vote

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Bypass the thermal fuse by disconnecting the wires and connecting them together. Insulate them properly and plug the dryer back in. The thermal fuse is indeed blown and needs to be replaced if the dryer starts. Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse bypassed due to fire hazards.

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The problem is likely a blown thermal fuse.Disconnect power then access and bypass the thermal fuse on the blower housing. The blower housing is located on the front left bottom of the dryer cabinet if the dryer has the lint filter on the front or at the rear left bottom if the lint filter is located on the top of the cabinet.
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