Question about Dryers
Depending on the type of dryer you have if the lint filter is on the top of the machine you can take the back off with 6-8 screws usually 1/4 inch or 5/16 and then the lint area can be accessed by removing 3-4 screws and then you can clean everything out of it which will make your dryer perform better while using less electricity. On a front load where the lint filter is inside door there is usually 2 screws on the front and then 3-5 screws from the inside they are hard to see and usually covered with lint once out you can get the frame work out of the way giving you much more room to get things that are currently stuck or just beyond your reach out of there
Posted on May 18, 2019
My lint screen comes out to clean. to clean dust below the screen [before the 4 inch vent tube] i use my vacuum by
adding a cardboard tube [from empty paper towel roll]. i flatten most of the cardboard tube so i can stick it down into the narrow opening.. also a longer empty wrapping paper tube might work. another option is to use a metal flexible mechanic's tool [from dollar stores] - about 3 feet long by 3/8 inch thick with 4 wire fingers that push out the end using the spring loaded plunger. yes, have one but haven't needed to use it for dryer [yet].. ;-))
Posted on May 18, 2019
You can check for suction by pulling out the lint screen and holding a piece of paper over it while the dryer is running. If there is suction then it all works correctly. If there is no suction, then there is a clog somewhere inside. You can clear the clog with a long bottle brush or with an attachment from a vacuum cleaner to get inside. If all looks good and still no lint on the screen, the screen may be too short for the dryer and could be a wrong screen for it.
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
I could list a BUNCH of lint collector clips here but... if you enter you model number on this page
Where it says
"Enter part or model number for best results"
You should find your lint collector clip.
You can also go to this site:
Again you will need your model number.
Thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Mar 06, 2010
I have successfully taken the front of that off and cleaned it out. However, it isn't easy and I could see where it may result in a broken lint catch if not careful. After taking the front panel off - which is a pain in and of itself - you will need to carefully go around the lint catcher and separate it. It is in two halves that are held together by catches all around.
Posted on Nov 15, 2011
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