how to clean screen BEHIND hybrid care filter
Model Number: wed7990fw0 Brand:
Less than 1 year
I have a 6 month old ventless Whirlpool Hybridcare dryer that has two lint filters, one in the door and another on the lower right of the machine that you clean once every 5 loads. This is called the hybridcare filter since it attempts to filter airflow again to prevent lint from clogging up the condenser/evaporator etc. So behind my hybrid care filter there is a seemingly non-removable screen and behind that I can see lint and debris building up but I can't get to it. This is apparently a common problem with this model and I've read others that say you have to virtually disassemble the dryer to clean it internally every 6 months or so, and another that said her service tech cut the screen with a razor and folded it back and used a toothbrush to clean the lint off the condenser fins, and then taped the screen back up with electrical tape.
I (and others) feel there is a design flaw here and I am hoping you might have information on updated parts or updated service methods for cleaning BEHIND the hybrid care filter. Otherwise it's a great dryer and my electric bills have never been lower.