We have a set of front loading Whirlpool HE Duets, they are stacked. We purchased them in 2010. So, I'm doing laundry one day and the dryer said NOPE, not today lady! Oh My Gosh! Why don't these appliances give you any warning? I mean, leave me a note saying you're going on vacation or something!
Time: 6 HoursCost: $15Difficulty: Medium
For safety we used a stacking kit that holds them together and keep them from moving apart during the washing and drying processes. Our dryer model number is WED95HEXW0, and this post will show you how we cleaned our dryer.
In the process of both of us on the internet and Youtube doing research on how to DIY home repairs of our dryer, I found out that you should clean your dryer at least once every two years. I never knew that I was supposed to internally clean it/have it cleaned. Oooopsie! It saves you money to keep your dryer clean!
NOTE: There are many different models of Whirpool machines, so if yours isn't the same model as ours, it may look totally different.
This is what our laundry room normally looks like on the weekends. Both machines going literally all day long. I'm the type of person that can't stand for the laundry to pile up, so its done every weekend, without fail. Washed, dried, folded, hung and put away all in one day.....sometimes it takes me two days.
Oh, by the way, you should try my homemade laundry soap and softener. They are so good and we are saving so much money by using them! Visit our blog here to get the recipes.
Our laundry room is tiny, so we had to disassemble it to get to the machines. If you want to see how we created this room, click over to our blog for the links to each project. Link down below this post.
We moved in our home back in March of 2011 and so did these machines. They have not moved since we placed them in their spot. Um, eeeeww!! Dust bunnies and dirt everywhere! Yuck!
NOTE: Before you start with cleaning your dryer, please make sure you disconnect the machine from the electricity. We also removed the dryer vent duct and the water line so we could pull the machines out away from the wall.
After disconnecting all the power in back, he removed the top cover.
There are LOTS of pieces (and one million screws) to remove to get to the inside parts that need to be cleaned.
There are several helpful Youtube videos that you should really watch before attempting this project.
This tool right here is awesome! I not only use it for the dryer, but for my fridge as well. Check out how to clean your fridge coils over on our blog too.
Suggested materials for this project:
- Shop Vac (Lowes)
- Lent tool (Amazon)
- Clorox Wipes (Walmart)