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What material is it made from.???
if white vinyl hose, i would recommend replacing not cleaning.Manufactures consider that a potential fire hazard and do no suggest using any longer.
they make a cleaning tool for metal vents. inserted into one and and pulled through scraping walls as they go removing lint build up( i purchased mine at the home depot(it was made for cleaning 4in. chimney pipes. but that only works on solid piping, you'll rip any other. beyond that there are companies out there that specialize in vent cleaning

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