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Toothbrush used to clean lint out of the screen area dropped

Help! I was cleaning the lint screen, then noticed there was so much lint accummulated in the box base so I took a toothbrush to clean it out. I got most of the lint out, but on the last round I lost my grip of the toothbrush and it accidentally fell into the bin. I tried different ways to try and get it out, but couldn't. I even tried to unscrew the screws that are on the front and bottom, but the panel underneath opened up but I still can't get to the toothbrush. Any suggestions on how can remove the plastic container where the screen is placed? If I can open that area up, then I can get the toothbrush out. Thank you!!!

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  • tooless Feb 06, 2009

    The toothbrush is plastic so I'm afraid the high heat will melt it and cause damage to the dryer or maybe even a fire. The warning label on the door said to make sure there are no plastics in the dryer.

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Does it matter if its there?

If you dropped it in without opening up anything you should be able to get it out (With a hassle)

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J Howard
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