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Cleaning Whirpool Ultimate Care II

I have the above machine for over a year now. How do I open the interior cabinet to remove/clean the accumulated lint.

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    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    two screws under the lint door and pop up top remove front and drum

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Once that you have lifted the top up you can remove the two screws that are down inside the frount panel about three inches, pull out on the frount panel and swing to the side, if the lint buildup is large then check the vent to the dryer for any kink a shop vack works great for this chore

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