What Not To Do: Let Something Fall Down a Lint Trap Friday 1/14/11Posted by smcgamer in Archive, Post-A-Day 2011, What Not To Do.
Tags: postaday2011, whatnottodo
New Series: What Not To Do. What Not To Do details stupid things I’ve done and how to fix them if they break. Tonight I cover how to fix an item falling down a lint trap.
Note: I’ve delayed Deconstructing a Full Prescribing Information: Part V until tomorrow.
Dryers made by companies like Whirlpool and Inglis usually have lint traps that are on the top of the unit, making them oh-so-easy in which to drop things down into. Luckily, the fix is easier than you might think. WARNING: UNPLUG IT FIRST!
- Remove the lint trap and two screws holding it in place.
- Remove the back of the unit, including the cord and duct if necessary.
- There are four to six screws holding the back of the lint tube in place. Remove these.
- Remove the back. The object should be easy to remove.
- Replace all screws.
For more information, check the above website. Also, don’t run the dryer until you can fix it.