My dryer is not heating properly and my clothes are not drying. I noticed that the top right plastic screw hole on my dryer air duct assembly is broken, and because of this it is not being pushed up against the fan/air intake. I notice that if I push it up against the intake, the igniter will light and heat the dryer, but when I let the air duct assembly hang like it is now, the igniter will try to light and fail. I assume this is the root of the problem, and I need to replace the air duct assembly. However, this seems odd to me and I don't understand quite how this is causing the igniter not to light, just by appearance it seems inconsequential to the igniter lighting, although admittedly I don't know very much about how dryers work. Is this really the problem?
Answer Hello Jason. Yes, the most important thing for the dryer to work properly is air flow. If that is broke, the air flow is wrong and it will not work properly.
Is there a manual I can print out about putting an lint filter kit in?
Answer Hello Jennifer! If you would like to reply back with your e-mail address in the question body (we will not post this) we will be glad to send you the service manual to your product. This will have information on how to remove the top cover, front panel, and other parts to access the dryer air duct assembly. Thanks!