How to Remove the Lint Trap Housing on Your Dryer

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30 Minutes

After my curtains got caught and twisted on my lint trap in my dryer, I realized that a lot of lint had gotten past the trap and I needed to get the lint trap housing off so I could clean all of the lint out. It was quite a process, but I took detailed pictures (which I turned into a vidoe) and can show you exactly what to do should you need to remove your lint trap housing!

This is my lint trap when it is in the proper position. But for some reason it wasn't pushed all the way down and my curtains caught on a corner of it.

Video: How to Remove the Lint Trap Housing from your Dryer

[I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I managed to remove the lint trap housing without damaging my dryer! Let me know if it helped you in the comments below!]

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Now you can see the Lint Trap pulled up. Once I pulled it all the way out to empty it, I looked down and could see that a lot of lint had gotten past the trap and I needed to get it out.

I pushed on the little flap and could see a ton of lint!! But the opening was too narrow to stick my vaccum into it. (I tried.)

I realized that I would need to take off the entire "housing" to clean it out. It was a little difficult to find the right screws, but eventually I did (see the video, above).

I'm holding the housing as it looks when unattached.

Now this is what the housing looks like from the other side, the side facing the inside of the dryer. Once I had this out, I could easily reach down and get all the lint out.

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And what a pile of lint it was!!! I encourage you to look past your lint trap and see if you need to clean out any lint. You may just prevent a fire!!

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