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WP clothes dryer M#LEL8858EQ1 lint system works HOW?


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#1 RedToryTy

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:24 PM

To the dojo,

A customer has a WP clothes dryer M#LEL8858EQ1. She complained of her basket (http://www.repaircli.../3399994/527786) always being empty, BUT having no lint backing out into the laundry room. I vacuumed a lot of lint from the plenum, and changed the belt (original problem). What's the deal with this odd-duck lint system?

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:33 PM

That's a different duck for sure. I understand how it works by looking at schematic but would like to dissect a real one. I'm good at taking things apart and figurin em out...not so good at putting it back together. (Let me see ...the hip bone is connected to the neck bone and the neck bone is connected to the arm bone...sounds'bout right ...got a few bones left over.. :kopkrab: oh well)

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 28 November 2011 - 04:37 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:19 PM

for anyone's reference :kopkrab:
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 06:37 AM

Man!!!! That is one odd duck isn't it????

When was this model produced, it appears from the rest of the design to be a relative newer model?

When you say you replaced the belt, which belt? The drum belt in front or the blower belt in the rear?
If the blower belt in the rear - never heard of or seen one like this before, then that was why no lint would be in the basket, the blower wheel would not have been turning.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:12 AM

Moved topic from Kitchen to Laundry forum. :fakenopic:

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:03 AM

To Budget Sensei,

I replaced the drum belt.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:16 AM

Moved topic from Kitchen to Laundry forum.


What? I thought Chief RedTory was talking about a "foooood" dryer. Not buying that one, huh? Then O Mighty one, what they say must be true..."The great and all seeing Samurai's perception has no equal and knows no bounds." :imnotworthy:

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 29 November 2011 - 08:17 AM.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:41 AM

... When was this model produced, it appears from the rest of the design to be a relative newer model?

c. 1997

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:22 AM

c. 1997


What? get the duck outta here! Must have been an experiment that went terribly wrong.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:22 PM

Here's another experiment gone wrong. You like my Merrell's? :D

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:38 PM

Saint Nicholas, I concur with that EPIC fail of a dryer!!! Nearly as worthless as a topload MT Neptune washer or a topload F&P dryer.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:57 PM

That's Whirlpool's Easy Clean 100TM lint filter (which is reminiscent of a similar Kenmore lint collection system way back in the late 1950s / early 1960s which used a disposable collection bag). The basket is supposed to hold up to 100 loads of lint before cleaning is needed.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 09:52 PM

Never saw one of these before...


http://mobile.craigs...2672586008.html
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 11:53 PM

Court Tosses (nullifies) $14M Verdict Against Whirlpool for Fatal Fire

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS
Because we conclude that the expert testimony of design defect is legally insufficient to support the verdict,
we reverse the judgment of the court of appeals and render judgment for Whirlpool.

ONLINE RESUME ROBERT E. SMITH - MECHANICAL ENGINEER

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:37 PM

It was an awful design, and them things would plug up something fierce. There is a diverer down close to the end of the exhaust that will collect lint and start the process of plugging up the whole machine. I've only seen a few of these "gems".
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:40 PM

He must be one of "those" type engineers.


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