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Replacing the a drum "fin"

I call them fins because I don't know the official name for them, but they are the tree plastic peices attached to the inside of the drum that tosses the clothes as the drum spins. One came loose and then broke off. It looks like an easy fix. I can get a replacement part, but I'm not sure how to open up the shell for access (the fin needs to be screwed in from outside the drum). Do you have a maintenance manual or instruction on how to open the housing?

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You should be able to Open the top of the Dryer, from front to back, U might need to pry the front corners up with a flat tip screw driver. It should hinge to the back, to expose the Tub... Hope this Helps U...

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