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Author Topic: Electrolux Dryer EFME617STT0 Lint Build Up  (Read 396 times)

Offline Atech

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Electrolux Dryer EFME617STT0 Lint Build Up
« on: May 23, 2019, 07:28:00 AM »

I've run into a few of these where the blowers are getting clogged with lint due to poor filter design. Has anyone heard of a factory fix yet?

Thanks,

Dave

Offline DaleCaskanette

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Re: Electrolux Dryer EFME617STT0 Lint Build Up
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 06:25:12 PM »
Tech tip out change blower wheel

Offline Thorning

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Re: Electrolux Dryer EFME617STT0 Lint Build Up
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2019, 04:58:50 AM »
Change to a better design dryer!!!

Offline Atech

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Re: Electrolux Dryer EFME617STT0 Lint Build Up
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 07:50:34 AM »
So I noticed the part number has changed on the blower wheel. I guess that could keep it from building up on the wheel itself, but what about all the build up in the filter housing?

I noticed the newer ones have a "U" shaped filter and housing. Does this help?  Same thing on the Samsung's with similar design.


Dave

Offline Thorning

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Re: Electrolux Dryer EFME617STT0 Lint Build Up
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 08:40:45 AM »
Frigidaire, Electrolux, and GE are not easy to work on and not as good of a design IMO as the old Maytags, Speed Queen,  Kenmore, and Whirlpools. I just bought a used Speed Queen yesterday that is at least 30 years old. I  Cleaned it and did minor repair in about 2 hours. Hard to beat that !!!

Offline Draymc48

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Re: Electrolux Dryer EFME617STT0 Lint Build Up
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 06:45:58 PM »
factory update for blower wheel and lint screen. if the blower wheel is black in color it has an opposite ionic charge as lint and will attract it like a magnet, needs to be changed to wheel white in color. lint screen update is just felt to close clearance gaps