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Is is easy to get something out of the dryer that I accidentally dropped down my lint trap?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
May 6th, 2009

The dryer is a Kenmore Series 70. I've already unplugged it and unhooked the hose in the back. Something fell out, but I am not positive whether it is the thing that fell in there.

Dryers , Kenmore , Washers
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Lyle W
Based on your description, I assume that you have a Kenmore Series 70 dryer with the lint screen housing in the top panel as shown in the first image below. There are several different types of Kenmore Series 70 dryers. In this type of dryer, an item dropped down the lint screen housing would likely wind up at the bottom of the blower housing if it did not get blown out through the vent in the back of the dryer. If you think that an item is still in this area, you can check this area by following these steps:

Unplug the dryer to completely disconnect electrical power. If the dryer is gas, shut off the gas supply.

Remove the back panel of the dryer.

Remove the lint screen and remove the two hidden screws as shown in the second image below.

Release the top panel and hinge it up and back as shown below.

Carefully remove the screws that secure the lint chute.

Once you remove the screws that secure the lint chute, you should able to pull it backward and check the housing for an item. Carefully reassemble the lint chute on the housing. Make sure that the gaskets are proper secured back in place.

These tips should help you resolve this problem. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details and the full model number of your Kenmore Series 70 dryer.
by Lyle W
May 6th, 2009
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