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Kenmore dryer my lint filter would not go down all the way, and while trying to replace it i dropped a small wrench down the lint filter shoot. Although my dryer is still operational, i can hear a loud noise and its get warm fast. any suggestions.

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Take the filter out and remove those 2 phillips screws on the top.
Take the back off. Get the screws out the filter housing.Wiggle the housing over enough to remove the object.

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kenmore, whirlpool, roper,estate,kitchaid,inglis,most of the time if your dryer does nothing you have a bad door switch or blown main fuse,to replace the door switch remove the 2 lint filter screws(top lint filter)pull the top toward you and up,remove 2 screws on old door switch,install new one,to check for a blown fuse remove the back look down to your left and you will see a small white fuse,that is the main fuse-mike

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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.

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if it is a top mount lint filter remove the 2 screws,then take the back off,remove the screws from the blower box,it is to your left,remove your pencil and your done-mike

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