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The check filter light is flashing and dryer won't start. I

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Hello. The check filter light is flashing and dryer won't start. I unplugged the dryer and checked the vent line behind the dryer. It was not clogged. Check filter light is still flashing. What should I do next? Thank you. Valerie
JA: What's the make and model of your dryer? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: I didn't bring that information with me. I think I purchased the LG washer & dryer in 2012 or 2013--I can get that info tonight if that would be more helpful.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If it's an easy fix, yes. Inside filter is cleaned out after every use. Should I try to use my skinnier vacuum hose to see if I can get any extra lint from that area? Sometimes you see some lint way @ the bottom of the hole that holds the inside filter.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Not right now. If you need the make/model, I'll get it when I get home from work.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 10 months ago.

Hello from Just Answer and the Appliance Category
My name is Woody.
I will be glad to assist you today.
I have been servicing ALL Major Brands of Appliances for 36 Years, I own my own Appliance repair Company
And I teach appliance repair at a local Community College.
I have over 100,000 plus in home repairs and over 80,000 internet repairs under my belt.
You will be paying me for my ANSWER to your Appliance Question,, Not for the repair of your appliance hence the name of this site Just Answer.
I will do my best to take the information that you provide to me and make a Diagnosis for you to be able to repair your own Appliance.

Can I please have the Full model number of the unit to better assist you ?

The vent normally consist of more venting then just the vent from the dryer to the wall!

Does your dryer vent right out side the wall behind the dryer or does it vent out elsewhere?

And have you check the air flow out of the exterior home vent ?