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Check Filer i can't use my machine it keeps telling me to check my filter, i have already cleaned it and keeps telling me to check it. The dryer was run without the lint screen in it, so i beleaive that there must be a filter inside the unit that needs to be reset. DLG5988W  Same problem...Everything looks ok when I fire it up and select a mode, and then nothing

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Hmmm..no lint screen means that you have lint buildups inside the machine...check the air lines, and in and out for the vents..first.

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