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Lint fell down the lint trap. How do I get it

Lint fell down the lint trap. How do I get it out? I pulled the lint mesh piece out and the lint slide off and down into the hole. I'm not sure where it ends up. The lint trap is on the top right of my dryer.

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Luckily, dryers are light. Best thing to do is pull it out until you can remove the back cover. (unplug it first) Then vacuum and clean all the dust and lint you can. This should be a yearly thing at least anyway. Replace the back plug it in and slid it back. I do mine every 6 months or so.

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