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Neptune Dryer lint trap

We purchased our Neptune washer and dryer in may of 2005.We have not had any problems, but I noticed the lint tray housing is poorly designed. It allows a lot of lint to get by the screen and into the the centrifugal exhaust fan. I vacuum it out all the time,but it's a pain. I'm very handy and have worked on it a little, but it still gets by.
Any suggestions??
Please help!!!!
Thanks BILL


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  • tconstantine Feb 01, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem with the lint getting past the screen. I was wondering if a gasket on the screen was missing or something.

  • Bontner Mar 07, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem. So I have taken it out of the house to open the machine and blow out the lint. However, I can't figure out how to open the cabinet. Any suggestions

  • TelcoGuru Mar 28, 2008

    Yep, same here. Looks like a design flaw to me.

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    I have a Neptune. The lint trap was not going all the way down into the dryer..It was that way from delivery. I thought that was the way it was supposed to be until it started rising higher.
    Long story short, my dryer caught fire last week...lint in the bottom. It was cleaned out a month ago when the sensor was replaced.
    My dryer is 2 1/2 yrs old..It's electric.


    These machines are terrible!

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