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How to clean the duct from my clothes dryer?

I have a Whirlpool Model #LER6848AW0 Serial #MD1119304
but I don't have the $95.00 for a professional to come or I could take my dryer for him to clean it.

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  • meoby Mar 06, 2008

    I was told to pull out the dryer but I too cannot afford to do pay $100 or do it myself--so the Sears guy gave me an idea to use my leaf blower and put it on suction; since I have an existing hole reachable in the vent from where a service cleaned it last year.

    Problem is...I cannot figure out how to switch my leaf blower to vacuum! This dryer vent plugs up so fast I because when Kenmore made these dryers the doors were not able to be switched from one side to the other!!! Thx, meoby

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If the vent is pluged dryer to out side go to home depot by the 4 in dryer vent brush with a 8 to 10 ft cabel on it feed it in the vent pull turn till it comes out the ather side you also should have inside dryer cleaned out if its pluged from the back up lint going inside dryer

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