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Would liek to clean, lots of lint buildup.do i disconnect the back?

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  • markuslanz Oct 11, 2010

    ok. how about the front panel. just unscrew?

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Yes, pull out the machine, remove the rear panel, clean out the entire venting system.

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Oct 11, 2010

    You can tip the machine on it's side and remove th ebottom and rear panels first.

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If your old clothes dryer is not working well, how do you tell if it's time to replace it?Here are some things to check before you set it on the curb with a"FREE" sign.
If it still turns on, runs a proper cycle, doesn't make a lot of squeaks and groans, and your clothes are at least attempting to dry, then check the following before you decide to replace.

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2. Check the exhaust duct work for lint buildup. If the 4" duct work that carries your warm, moist, lint-laden air to the exterior of your home is blocked with years of lint and moisture, chances are pretty good your dryer is taking longer than it should to get your clothes dry.

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  • Long straight sections of duct work can be easily cleaned by using a Webster-style pole brush.
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