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how do I take apart my dryer to reach behind the drum? Think it's clogged with lint. Have already cleaned

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Old 04-08-2013, 03:36 PM
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how do I take apart my dryer to reach behind the drum? Think it's clogged with lint. Have already cleaned out lint trap and the place it goes in, and also took off the back panel and vacuumed there and the duct leading to outside.


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Old 04-09-2013, 06:27 AM
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Your model number seems to be missing the first 3 digits.

Why do you think it is an internal clog?

You could try the following to eliminate the vent as a possible cause.

Unplug the unit and disconnect it from the vent system.
Now try a run.
If it now dries OK odds are the vent system needs checking/cleaning.
Be sure to check that the louvers on the outside of the house open correctly.

If you do not want any lint in the house.
Take a pair of pantyhose.
Put one leg into the other and then attach this to the dryer's vent.
Leave enough room so the pantyhose can balloon out like a windsock.

Both the above will let you check the temperature and the air flow.

Note: The above is not recommended for gas dryers due to carbon monoxide concerns.
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