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The lint intake grate on the dryer is stuffed full of lint but i can't figure out how to remove it to clean the intake

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We usually remove the entire front panel of the dryer but it is quite an undertaking. You might be just as happy to work with a small stiff bristle brush, piece of wire and a vacuum.
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