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Remove lint holder on ge front loader dryer

I have a GE DHDVH52 front load dryer. When I remove the lint filter there is still a lot of junk on the bottom of the lint filter holder. I am unable to get the vacuum tip down far enough so I am trying to figure out how to remove the "lint filter holder" so I can vacuum the junk up.

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I have the exact same problem. I am amazed at had been the engineering is for such a simple process. The user guide just says to clean the lint filter. Even when doing so, there is still an excessive build up of lint beyond reach. There are no instructions that mention how to clean this part. It is obvious that GE did not test this part of the machine.

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