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There is a lot of lint below the trap. I want to vacuum it out. How do you remove the holder for the lint trap ? Can I do it by undoing the screws at each side of the trap holder ?

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I have the same problem. If you find out the solution, please let me know. donjo1943@yahoo.com

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Check all exposed screws, and make sure they are tight. Loose cabinet screws may cause a banging sound. Make sure nothing is loose inside the drum. Remove the lint trap and look below the lint trap holder for any loose items that may have slipped through the cracks.
Check to see if the drum is supported on wheels or rollers. Sometimes these can wear and require replacement.

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