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Cleaning lint Every other dryer I have ever owned I cleaned the lint out from over the heater once a year. I can't believe I have to spend money for a repair man once a year now because I have a roper dryer. How do I make my way to the heater so I can avoid a build up ?

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Your Roper dryer is made by Whirlpool, there is no reason to clean lint from around the heater, very little lint collects in that area. Every once in a while you can take the front off by removing 2 screws from under the lint screen, then pry up the top and there are 2 screws that hold the front on inside facing out. After removing the front you can vacuum inside below the drum.

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There are only 2 causes for this....
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