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Lint Blows Out The Top!!!

My only complaint: Lint blows out the top - through the cracks of the vent filter! WHY? It vents STRAIGHT OUT TO THE OUTSIDE - should the aluminum like hose be CURLED?>>>?

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Normal thing to happen only thing you can do is take lid and back off and clean it out lint always builds up and if it builds up to much it can set a fire can be where the filter hasnt been cleaned straight after each use which it can fall it your machine

Posted on Aug 11, 2007


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it should be curled but not kinked.make sure air is blowing outside with force.also make sure to pull dryer good distance away from wall.

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You have a bad clog in your ducting.

Posted on Jun 08, 2007

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