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Lint Is there another place, besides the lint screen in the dryer, where the dryer collects lint, like in the back? If so, how can I clean it out? Thank you.

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This diagram will help you with the dryer parts

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My hotpoint BWD129 , dryer does not work clothes are barely warm


Clothes not drying, but dryer runs & heats
1.defective operating thermostat---test thermostat, replace if defective
2.fan or it's pulley loose on shaft---tighten set screw
3.incorrect heat or timer settings---reset timer
4.clothes to wet when placed in dryer----wring out or extract water from clothes before placing in dryer
5.clogged lint screen or duct (little air motion)---clean out lint screen & duct

Sep 22, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Dryer not Working Dryer not Drying


If your cloths dryer seems to be not working like it did when it was new you may want to check out why. A couple hours of your time may pay huge rewards in drying time and efficiency. This tip will pertain to both gas and electric dryers.

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One of the first things that you want to check is to see if the dryer is blowing air out of the vent. If the air coming out does not seem to be any or enough you have a bad blower fan assembly or have a clog somewhere that is restricting the flow of the air. This restriction could be either in the dryer or in the vent piping going to the outside.

Remove the hose from the back of your dryer and inspect the hose or vent pipe to the outside. Clean out all debris that has collect inside the piping. If the pipe has any sags they can collect lint in them. Keep the line to the outside as straight and short as possible. The more air that can flow through the better and more efficient the dryer will be.

Pull apart everything that you can on the inside of the dryer. To get to the parts your will need to pull off the back cover if your dryer has a top lint screen or the bottom front panel if your dryer has the lint screen in the door. Make sure that you unplug the dryer before opening the panels.

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Cleaning out the dryer venting will give the heating components of your dryer a chance at a longer life. Excess heat is what will burn out the thermal cut-out fuse and also will cause the high-limit switch to activate much more often then it would need to otherwise. The heating element will also be running at a higher temperature which could cause a premature failure there also.

It is a good idea to learn to do these things on a regular basis to prevent part failures and also the possibility of a house fire. The build up of lint in your dryer can cause a fire. The more often you clean the unit the better protected you are. Cleaning four times a year is a good practice. This will give your equipment longer life and help to protect your property.

Keeping your dryer clean and the vent piping clean will help to ensure that your dryer is working at it’s best at all times. You also will feel safer knowing that you are doing what you can to keep you and your family safe.


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Cannot locate lint trap to fit my wsm2420 sazww washer dryer combo ge parts no will not fit


In the Kenmore equivalent, the lint trap is on the back wall of the interior of the dryer. If GE is the same then you'll see two vents at the back inside, one is the intake (where hot air enters), the other is the outtake, which contains a lint trap. You might have mistaken both for nonremovable vents. But one of them is removable. It should have finger holes or something to grab. Just pull it and it will pop out without difficulty. It's probably a two-piece unit (a grate on the dryer side and a screen on the exhaust side, with a space in between for collecting lint), which snaps or slips apart easily, then you can clear the lint, and then snap or slip it back together and just push it back in place in the dryer.

Jul 01, 2010 | GE Spacemaker Washer and Dryer Electric...

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Dryer not drying cloths even though it does the full cycle? hotpoint wd63


There are several reasons for this to happen.
  1. Heater element faulty.
  2. Thermostat faulty.
  3. Heater relay faulty.
  4. Blocked condenser.
  5. No cold water going in on drying cycle.
You really need a meter to test the components with, to get the bottom of the problem.
Please rate my solution.
Thanks.

Nov 16, 2009 | Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load...

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The lint trap on my dryer is extremely hard to empty the lint sticks to it so bad I have to use a brush to get it out. It seems like it gets too much moisture in it. Is there an easy solution?


If your electric dryer is developing retaining moisture inside the dryer vent, then you have a clog in the exhaust vent ducting somewhere. The moisture comes from condensation inside the dryer exhaust. As your clothes dry, warm moist air is exhausted out the dryer exhaust vent ducting. If you have any kinks, excessive bends, sags, or excessively long ducting runs, the can create choke points for lint to accumulate. Once the lint accumulates, it begins to collect moisture. As it collects moisture, it will act as a sponge and collect more lint until the dryer becomes completely clogged. Left in a clogged state, the dryer begins to overheat and dries less efficiently. You may notice longer dry times or an excessively hot dryer. Eventually the dryer heating circuits will fail. This can also become a fire hazard if the lint becoimes so backed up that it begins to collect on, or near, the heating element.

If you have not checked the dryer ventilation any time recently, now may be a good time to do so. I recommend checking it about once per season to ensure it is not obstructed. Make sure you are also using the semi-rigid metal type ducting. It resists crushing, kinking, resists heat better, and resists rodent infestation.

NOTE: Mice are notorious for building nests inside dryers. Give them a warm place with bedding material and they will make it a home.

Make sure the exhaust vent is at least 12 inches off the ground. This will deter mice and others pests (like snakes or birds) from entering the dryer exhaust from the outside. If you place a cover on the vent, make sure it is of the louvered variety. Do not use screens. They will collect lint and clog easily.

An easy test to determine if you have an exhaust problem is to remove the dryer vent hose from the back of the dryer. Turn the dryer on and allow it to run. The air leaving the back of the dryer should be forceful and warm. If the air flow is weak, you need to check the dryer interior. If the air flow is normal, reattach hose and run the dryer again. This time, check the exhaust vent where it exits your home. Again, the air flow should be forceful and warm. If not, you have a clog somewhere in the ventilation ducting which will require cleaning.

NOTE: If you are using plactic ducting, get rid of it. It collapses easy, rips and mice will chew right through it.

In addtion, many home owners unknowingly will push the dryer against the wall and crush the hose behind it. This will also clog the vent and make the dryer inefficient. Leave about a 1 foot space behind the dryer for proper ventilation and ensure the vent hose does not get crushed. Semi-rigid hose will prevent this from happening.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I have seen this problem many times. Let me know what you find and if I can be of further assistance. I hope you find this information helpful.

Nov 14, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Atf6000fs1.. how do I find and clean out the lint trap so I can change my detergent and get this machine to stop stinking!


There must be two vents going into the interior of the dryer, one is the intake (where the hot air comes from), the other is the outtake (where the lint trap must be). Locate the two vents and see if one of them has anything removable near it, or if the vent itself has finger holes or something that you can grab and pull or slide it open.

In some front loading models the two vents are at the back and both look like nonremovable vents. If that's the case, one actually pulls right out easily. It might then have two parts (the grate on the dryer side and the screen on the exhaust side) that snap or slide apart, with a space between for collecting lint. If that's the case, and you haven't cleared it in a long time, it will be packed full of lint. The two parts snap or slide apart, then you can get at the lint and remove it. Then snap or slide it back together and just push it back securely in place in the dryer.

Jun 22, 2009 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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Dryer seem to take to long drying


Hello,

Very common problem. You need to call a
duct cleaning company and tell them to clean
your dryer vent. Rule-of-thumb: dryer vents
should be cleaned every couple of years to
prevent them from being clogged with lint and
causing lint fires. This is definitely your problem.
Good luck :)

p.s. one way to verify a clogged vent is
to go outside where the vent exits the house
and feel the air-flow. should have adequate air-flow.

Apr 01, 2009 | LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading...

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Toothbrush used to clean lint out of the screen area dropped


Does it matter if its there?

If you dropped it in without opening up anything you should be able to get it out (With a hassle)

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Feb 06, 2009 | Whirlpool LTE5243D Top Load Stacked...

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Lint Trap in dryer


Friend,
ngfam1 At your service!


You said, lint is collecting by vent located outdoors. And you feel, the lint trip isn't working.
and you feel very concerned that this is a fire hazard.
We do clean the lint trip off before every dryer run.

The fact that lint is clogging your outside vent does not mean the dryer is not working properly!
The dryers with the top mount lint screens have blow by lint to the outside.

My next dryer will be a Speed Queen dryer which has the lint screen inside the dryer by the door and works better , without the mess on top of the dryer every time I remove it to clean before each load!
That top filter is an old style design!

The outside screen is to keep small animals out!
I find the new plastic outer vents have a plastic mesh screen which caused the same issue as you spoke of and caused my dryer to stop getting hot even though it was only half blocked outside !
I REMOVED the screen and left it off!
And recommend this to all other folks too!
The dryer is too hot for animals to want to enter! They sense it! AND THEY WON'T go in it!!


There are a few types.

1.The old ones are a aluminum vent with a aluminum flap like door that has a spring to keep it closed when the dryer is not on and forcing it open to allow for the exhaust to escape.

2. The newer ones can have a plastic flap that works the same way ,but usually designed without the spring mechanism.

3. the newest one are the ones with the plastic mesh screen that I spoke of above!
Remove the pop off plastic screen and leave it off!
Or if you have the flap door kind.
Change the vent to the open one that comes with the plastic pop on mesh and do not put the screen on!!


It's been years that mine is off and it's all is fine.




You will be fine
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Thank You!

Sep 12, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Kenmore All in One?Dryer Heat Minimal?Excessive Dry time


be sure vent to outside is not plugged or partially block be sure vet tube in back is not compressed flat or folded basically be sure you have good air flow to outside to take the moisture to the outside away from the clothes

Jun 06, 2008 | Kenmore 45081 Front Load Washer / Dryer

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