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WHAT TYPE OF MAINTENCE SHOULD BE DONE TO KEEP THE VENTING LINES CLEAN?

I CAN SEE lint has fallen into the drop area under the filter, I'm wondering if it is getting into the line to the outdoors. My sister had a dry vent fire, how do I avoid that?

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You can use a vacuum to pull out the old lint. There are some flexible brushes that can help break loose the lint from the wall of the vent tube.

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