Why do I do these silly things to myself?
I cleaned the lint off the dryer filter, then noticed the extra lint and dust between the grill and the fine mesh.
So I took it apart to clean it properly and as I unscrewed the tiny screw that holds the whole thing together, it fell apart and a spring popped out and flew across the floor.
Not a big problem, I'll just put it back together.....ummm, as soon as I work out how......trouble is, I hadn't seen which way all the bits were sitting together. Usually I look at things pretty carefully as I take them apart and then just put them back together in the reverse order and all is well.
Not this time.
The plastic grill has two small handles held together somehow by a spring. Then the nylon mesh fits over that. When the handles are squeezed together, the whole filter releases from the dryer door for cleaning.
The dryer works alright without the filter attached, so I set it going....
So I put the grill and mesh back together without the releasing handle and fixed it to the dryer door.
See the label in the centre with a little gap either side?
Well, that's where it's supposed to be.
Instead, it is on my table, mocking me.
But the dryer still works.
I'll just have to buy a lifetime supply of duct tape.
So I can stick the filter back on after each time I clean out the lint of course.