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How do you pop the vent out of the inside of the door without damaging the plastic vent or the seal?

How does the vent pop out of the inside of the door? Where do I get a hold so I can pop it? The vent is round and it is hard to get underneath the edge due to the recess that the vent sits down in.

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Br, should be a slot in it, put a flat blade screwdriver in it and it should turn about a quarter and pop out...Catriver.

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My dishwasher smells like rotten eggs. Help!

Had a similar problem and started looking around inside the door. I tried to figure out how to remove the plastic air vent cover on the inside of the door (left side). I couldn't figure out how to remove it. So, we purchased a dishwasher cleaner at Lowe's ($4) and tired running it through the machine to see if it would correct the odor problem. It didn't. Somehow the "little lady" did manage to remove it (used a damn table knife of all things) twisted and popped the plastic air vent off. When it was removed she found the obvious problem, black foul smelling mold was growing under the plastic air vent that was radiating its terrible smell into the kitchen through the dishwasher door kitchen side vent . She cleaned the inside vent and the odor problem has left. I guess I'll never live this down, but I must admit that my wife solved the problem. Try this solution and see if it solves your problem. Let us know how you make out!

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Right door pops ajar open when left side is shut

you need to replace the seal on that side of the door due to it being worn. The easiest way to replace the seal is to lift the seal up from the inside and you can see the little bolts (1/4 inch head) on the inside. These bolts run through a metal strip that in turn holds the seal down. Once you loosen (do not remove) these bolts you can pull slightly and the seal will come out from the metal flashing strip holding it down. Look at the seal and you will notice a small hump where it sat on the inside of the hump on the metal flashing when you see it you'll understand what I mean. Once the older seal is removed the new seal is ready for replacement. Hint: If you let the new seal sit out in the sun for an hour or so it will become soft and pliable and much easier to work with.
Reinstallation is just the opposite of removal.
To make sure you get the correct seal take the model and serial numbers to a appliance parts house and they should have one for replacement.

Good Luck on your repairs hope this helped


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Freezer door pops open when fridge door is closed.

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1995 Nissan Sentra has water leaking inside the passenger floor

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Lint Trap in dryer

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!

Door leak

Br, couple of things you can look for here. Check the vent, you can just pop this out. Sometimes there is a buildup of gunk which will hold water during wash and leak down between the door. There is a seal there, part number 974782. Another thing is to check the upper spray arm for cracks or splitting. This can send a direct flow of water into the vent. There is also a seal at the bottom of the upper spray arm, part number 3376846. I was fooled by a leak like this once, it turned out to be a clogged back.
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