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Lint screen I have someone telling me that her dryer dries at what she says is same as always but that she never gets lint on the screen. How can that be possible if it is drying normal?

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Ledhed, Been doing this for over 25 years and I haven't seen one yet that doesn't catch lint when operating normally., ...Catriver...post back.

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Roll the lint from the screen with your hand. If the lint screen is clogged with fabric softener, fill a sink with hot water and add 1 to 2 tsp. dish soap.

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