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Rag lost under dryer filter

HI, i removed my dryer filter and noticed a lot of dust balls at the bottom of the casing that holds the filter. i wrapped a small, damp rag (a 1/4 length of facecloth) around a stick and tried to clean out the debris, as my vacuum hose extender would not reach that far down. i lost hold of the rag and it just seemed to disappear. i think that it may have gone into the dryer motor area. i am afraid to start the dryer, in the hope that it will be forced back toward me. this happened when the dryer was new. someone forgot to replace the filter and a sock got into the same area and stopped the motor. however, when the repair man came, he removed the sock in about 2 minutes. i didn't watch to see how he accessed it. i would like to try it myself and avoid the $125. service charge. would appreciate your help. thanks, sall modl #AlE643RAW not listed on this site.

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Re: rag lost under dryer filter

Sall, there should be a lower panel on this dryer that can be removed. Two screws on the bottom and it should pull out and down. Once the panel is off you will be looking at the blower housing. With the filter out, remove the screws securing the blower housing and lift out. Now the blower wheel is exposed and you should be able to see the rag. back.

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