I have the same problem with Whirlpool Dryer Model YGEW9868KQ0. Tried to removw the back, took off the screws but it appears to be welded top and bottom?? 2screws hold the top in place but the rest do not grip anything ??
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Put all the screws back in the dryer where they go. The heater has probably dropped down and will be fun to resecure but it must be done. All service to your dryer is done through the front and you don't have to move dryer from wall at all. Use a flat bade scre driver or putty knife on the front left and right sides at top and the top pops up and there are the t-stats and all.
Getting to the heating circuits is not the same on every model of dryer. Some dryers have heating circuits in the REAR of the dryer, some have the heating circuits located inside the cabinet UNDER the drum and others have heating circuits BEHIND the drum.
If your dryer has the lint screen on the TOP of the unit, you will need to remove the BACK panel of the dryer to expose the heating circuits.
If the dryer has the lint screen in the DOOR, you will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door by using a putty knife to release the retaining clips. They will be located along the seam in the front about 2 inches in from each side. If this is a Kenmore Elite or Whirlpool Duet, the lower toe panel comes off by removing the screws under the bottom edge of the panel.
If you do not have a toe panel, you will need to lift the dryer top and remove the entire FRONT panel to access the internal components.
If you have further questions, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER so I can determine how your dryer is constructed.
The belt can be replaced as follows. 1 remove top and front of dryer shell 2 belt goes around drum around motor pully then under tentioner wheel 3 replace front and top of dryer (top pops off use a slotted screw driver) Thanx for using Fixya Please take your time to rate me
put back back on with top off remove screws in top corners of front panel remove bottom panel and screws holding blower/lint screen housing on remove door springs remove screws on bottom corners of front belt is probably lying in bottom
Here is the answer to my own question and for anyone else who may have
a similar noise problem with coins , metal objects, etc getting under
the vanes or fins in the dryer drum. DISCONNECT OR UNPLUG DRYER-Remove
4 screws from the back edge of the control panel on the back of the
dryer. Then lift up on the backside of the cover that also has the
control unit attached to it. Slide the top cover towards the front of
the dryer and then lift up on front and lay the entire cover and
control panel towards the back of the dryer. A wall works great to hold
this out of your way. The control panel remains on the cover and the
drum will stay intact. Rotate the drum to locate which fin or vane the
object is located. Move this vane to top and then remove three screws
that is holding the vane. These are course threaded screws that screw
into the plastic vanes. a nu6t driver was required. After removing the
vane I found a quarter, and a few lint balls, There are only three
vanes in the drum, so take about 10 more minutes and remove all three
vanes to clean out the lint.To reinstall cover slide the cover back
onto the two clips(one on each side) push towards back, checking to
make sure front is held down by the clips, then replace the 4 screws on
backside of dryer. If the lady of the house is around, it would now be
a good time to clean out from behind and under the dryer to get up the
rest of the dust, lint, and whatever remains or was lost.
reinstall back.. remove 2 screws under lint screen press 2 clips on front corners with putty knife lift top remove screw on each side top inside front lift front off belt goes over drum ..double it and pass through idler support arm then onto motor pulley ..belt pack may have a diagram
Ordered drum from Sears parts. 3045EL1002D Cost of 85$ + 15 to ship. It came in 5 days.
Here is how to do it on a DLE2514W. Takes about an hour. I only used a phillips screw
driver. Take your time and look over the situation. I hope that I rememberd
everything. Good luck. Dryer Drum Repair
Dryer Drum Repair
1. Remove L bracket with 6 screws at the top, rear. 2. Slide top back 2 inches to unlatch and remove. 3. Remove control panel with 2 screws at top, inside corners. 4. Carefully unplug 4 plugs from back of control panel. 5. Looking at inside at the top. Remove wiring bundle from 2 guides. 6. Unplug wire from dryer light. 7. Open dryer door and unscrew 2 screws behind door just below lint trap. 8. Remove 4 screws at top of front panel that holds the door. 9. Lift up front panel to remove. I couldn't get the door switch plug to disconnect so I carefully rotated it an set it on top of the dryer. 10. Remove upper case bracket with 2 screws in front and 2 screws inside at top. 11. slide up a bit to unlock from sides. Watch routing of dryer switch wire bundle. 12. Remove lint trap duct with 2 machine screws. Carefully slide down to remove. 13. Remove front drum support with 4 screws attached to sides. Lift up to disengage
sides. Lift drum to free from rollers. 14. Observe how drive belt is routed around motor and tension roller. Push tension
roller up and release belt. Carefully take belt off and remove. 15. Almost done. Lift drum up at rear to free from rear rollers. Remove. 16. While your're there vacuume up dust and reverse procedure to install.