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I own a whirlpool gold dryer about 4 years old. I empty the lint catcher frequently. I noticed however, that sand has accumulated inside the dryer, I hear the sound when the dryer starts tumbling. How can I get this sand cleaned out?

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Not as hard as it will sound here we go
remove the lint filter
remove the 2 phillips screws at the filter housing top you will see these screws after you have pulled out the lint filter
unplug the dryer
remove the back panel
on the left side is the lint filter housing it is held in place with 4 1/4 inch screws remove them
lift up on the filter housing and pull forward you will find the sand inside the filter housing use a vac to **** it out and reassemble the dryer, no more sand

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