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The dryer "lintfilter" light comes on and the dryer stops- however the lint filter is totaly clean and free from lint. how do I fix this? Sue

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Sue -- LINTFILTER light without visible LINT means that either A: the internal (or exhaust) lint pathway is blocked or B: the sensor that makes sure the unit does not "overheat" is malfunctioned. Check the dryer output hose to make sure it is not plugged. Get your vacuum cleaner and make sure there is no lint buildup below the lintfilter screen. If you need more help, please ask. -- SWT

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