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Kennmore 970-c87192-00 allows EXCESSIVE amount of lint past the lint trap despite cleaning trap prior to each load Am concerned about the growing fire hazard!

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This is a common condition, and just a maintenance problem. Yearly cleaning at minimum.

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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