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Sponge fell into lint trap. Is there something I can buy to put down the lint trap to try and get it out?

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  • budrach Apr 14, 2009

    I had my dryer vent lid fall down the vent shoot. Now when the dryer runs the lid is catching on something inside. how do i get the back off the dryer to get that lid off>

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Surely you should be able to remove lint trap, or you would not be able to clean it!!!!.
Otherwise try a piece of wire with a hook on the end , and retrieve it that way.

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