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Something in vent

My wife was doing laundry and cleaning out the lint vent when a fairly large piece of cardboard fell down the vent. This creates a fire hazzard. How can I get it out? It's a Kennmore 80 series electric.

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Id screen is on top remove the 2 screws under screen lid remove back cover ..remove the 4 screws holding bottom portion of screen housing over blower pull out and clean ..if screen is in door remove bottom cover (clips top edge press down) remove lint screen remove 2 or 3 screws holding housing to blower

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  4. Divide your larger load into a number of smaller loads.
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  1. Separate heavy weight items from light weight items when creating loads. Heavy fabrics take longer to dry because they tend to retain more moisture. To help reduce and maintain more consistent drying times for large and heavy fabrics, separate these items into smaller loads of a consistent size.
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