A foreign object slipped down the lint vent and I don't know how to get it out.I have a Maytag Centennial Dryer. The lint vent pulls out from the top of the dryer for this model. This happened while I was cleaning it after doing a load of laundry.I tried using the vacuum but it doesn't reach down far enough...is it possible for me to fix this?Please help.
Make: Maytag Centennial
Using a vacuum but it doesn't go down far enough. The object that fell was a very small sample foil pack of BOUNCE (it held 2 sheets only).
hi you will need to open the machine .the vent leads to the exhaust housing
How do I do that?
can you pull the dryer from the wall?
I've looked at the back already...but am not sure what to do
do you see a panel with screws
give me a minute and I'll take my laptop over to where the dryer is
ok take your time
ok...I'm looking at the back of the dryer right now
ok do you see a panel that looks removable
a little one?
yes...I see it
oh sorry maam lol
my name is XXXX XX that will help :)
the little panel has a screw on one side of it
that vent leads to the blower .which is where you will fing what fell
ok you will need to remove it
i was able to find a schematic for you
I'm not mechanically minded so you'll have to give step by step instructions on how to do this and what to use to do it with
do you think you can do this job lol
you will need tools .such as a screwdriver
I don't know...you jumped from the little panel to the blower...so you lost me
I think a small wrench for these kind of screws...I guess they are really bolts...lord knows
your removing the blower panel
lol that will work
good....should I unplug the dryer first?
it's a huge plug into the wall
yes tha would be safe
if you don't hear from me you'll know what happened
lol not a good thing
would you like me to direct you to the diagram
so nothing weird...just unplug it?
sure.www.sears parts direct.com just tyrpe in your model number.
can you take it from hear
give me a minute to check out the diagram...if you don't mind
its going to help you
go under model. not parts
ok....just getting there now
Can you believe the site is not available?
if i have been helpful to you pressing accept pays me
it's under maintenance
sure it is
oh i see i was just on it
a few minutes ago
I can assure you I will press accept...not a problem...
so without that diagram am I to remove that small panel?
sure you can
one minute i think i can post it for you
Model #YMEDC400VW0 - MAYTAG Residential dryer
\this should do it
hope that you are able to figure it out
doesn't help me at all
let me tell you how I would do it based on what you've said so far
first unplug the dryer which is what I've done
next...remove that very small panel which is located close to the top of the back of the dryer
then I don't know what to do....
because the panel is so high how will I ever find what went down the lint vent?
do I need to give you more money because I will
lol no maam
were you able to remove the panel
let me get a wrench....if you don't mind
I have a selection of wrenches that are very small...any idea what size I would need?
I removed it but I'm just looking at metal and wires
are you working on it now!!?
like I said...I removed the little panel but all I'm looking at is metal and wires...
I don't know how that solves the problem
you mean the little panel where the plug wires into
thats not it
the big square panel thats the width of the dryer
that's the only little panel that I see...it's either that or remove the whole back of the unit
has screws around it
oh.....you seemed to be pointing me to the little panel...
this will take a while
what about the vent that takes the air outside
would it have slipped down that far?
it might be easier to simply remove that rather than the whole panel
if you remove the rear panel you can see the vent panel easier
will I be looking more to the bottom of the dryer?
once I remove the back?
ok....then I'll have to try this tomorrow morning when I'm not so tired and frustrated
What happens if I have more questions?
ok after pressing accept your question is good for 30 days
so I just come back to the website?
should you have further questions or concerns
ok....thanks so much for your patience, Mr Gst85 :)
no problem here to help
you were a good help...appreciate your time...have a good day tomorrow...and bye for now :)
i have over 15 yrs experience in home appliance repairs and installs