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Lint filter for dryer

I was emptying my lint filter when one of my socks slipped into the opening? How can I fix this. My dryer shuts off and makes a wierd noise?

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Sweet, the sock is probably in the fan area now, I hope it didn't break anything. Open up the back and open the sheetmetal cover for the filter area. It should go down to the motor and fan area. The sock should be there. Clean the area while you're there, it catches little things that fall out of the dryer. Of course, unplug the unit before working on it.

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