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Model#110 65964401 How to properly clean all lint out of unit.

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Place a putty knife in the space between the upper and lower panel at the front of the dryer about 4 inches in from either side to push up the retaining clips while pulling on the panel. This will release the lower panel and give you full access to cleaning all the main components.

The heater is on the right and the motor on the left behind the ducting. A thorough cleaning requires removal of the front duct which is the area below the lint filter. It also includes carefully cleaning the motor, including both ends, of lint to reduce heat retention in the motor windings. Don't forget to clean the vent that penetrates the wall. Airflow problems are often caused within the areas you can't see and should be checked and cleaned yearly.

Reverse the above process to reassemble unit. Good Luck.

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