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When i pull out the lint trap and stick my hand in as far as i can, i can feel a large buildup of lint and I don't know how to get to it

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You will need to open then dryer up and with a brush(paint or another soft bristled brush) and vacuum remove all the lint, might as well clean the vent tube out, here is a website that will show you how to open it up, Good Luck Tim:

http://www.partselect.com/dryer+open-cabinet+repair.htm

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