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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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    I have the same problem and need help also...

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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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Second, I must warn you that I am doing this from memory (even through it was this morning).

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Its very likely I will not check back here, so good luck. I hope there arent too many mistakes in my write up!

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