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Dryer lint throughout the house

Lint is coming from the dryer and settling throughout the house. She cleans the vent with every use, but it does not help. I have the dryer that has the glass door and have had to pay to have some one come out because this has been going on for a few years... I have done the cleaning of the vent, the pipe going out side is still on the dryer and it is still happening... I had a recall on the washer and they refunded the money. I still don't like the idea of having to pay for somebody to come and fix it if the "felt" has a hole in it... this machine isn't even 4 years old..Help me out with the problem can you. Thanks. Don't like drying

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Four Screws holding the exhaust pipe that the hose connects to on the lower back of the dryer. Remove those screws and pull the pipe out - It has a rubber gromet on the inside end that should fit onto the opening on the inside of the dryer. May need a flashlight to see inside while aligning it when putting it back in.

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