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I need to clean out the area that the lint screen slides into, as it is all caked with lint and dust. I removed 3 screws that seem to hold the plastic frame in place, but it does not budge. How can I get this apart to clean it properly? Maytag Electric Dryer MDE9706AYW

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They make a long handled wire brush for cleaning that out they have them at dealers, Bed Bath and Beyond hardware stores

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• Phillips screwdriver (magnetic tip)
• 1/4" nut driver
• 1/4" wrench, small adjustable wrench, or stubby Phillips (to access screw in tight spot)
• Canned air with extender tube, a few cans
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• Exercise caution using canned air. Do not tilt the can and allow any liquid propellant to escape. I had a few full cans available, and swapped to a new can often.
• Keep screws removed from each panel in a different cup. Most are different sizes.
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2. Open and remove the Lamp Unit door on left side of TV. Using a Phillips screwdriver, loosen the 2 screws on the lamp unit and carefully remove the lamp unit.
Clean lamp unit, using microfiber cloth on the lens and set aside for reinstallation.

3. With the lamp unit removed, you can see the light engine's color wheel through the small hole. I covered this hole with tape to prevent any dust from entering during my cleaning.

4. Remove the lower rear cover (2 screws on each end and 9 along the back panel).

5. Remove the cover from the Input/Output jacks by removing the 7 silver screws securing the cover to the Input/Output modules and sliding the cover off the power cord grommet.

6. Remove the front pedestal cover as follows:
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