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Lint is stuck in the back of dryer

Lint is stuck in the back of my dryer and it has made itself thick enough not to be vacuumed out from the hole. I wander what should i do since there is not an easy way to remove the back part of my dryer.

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Un plug the dryer, disconnect the vent and reach in the hole and pull the lint out. Put a bag on the end or somthing to catch the lint. Turn on the dryer and blow the lint out. This is a pretty good indictor that you vents on the house are clogged. Maybe time to get them cleaned. thanks Dave

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