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How to remove the back

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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  • Jcharlto Oct 28, 2008

    Interesting. I have 6 hex head screws. They were removed from the back, two at the top in line with the two that hold the top in place, and two from each side. When I examined the inside there is nothing to be re-attached. Nothing on the floor and nothing dangling anywhere. Any idea what I might be missing. Forget how I got into this thread, but the model # is YGEW9868KQ0

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Dryer back does not come off, the screws removed secure parts to the inside of the case.
put them back before anything detaches.
the front panel comes off

  • pull wall plug
  • remove lint screen
  • remove 2 screws in housing under lint screen
  • with putty knife or other blunt blade in gap between top and front,
    depress spring catches at both corners of top panel front, tilt up top
  • remove 1screw each side 1/3 down front panel
  • remove door swicth wires
  • tilt front panel down and remove
all internal parts are accessible
perform repair
examine rear of case from inside and refit anything detached by screw removal
reassemble in reverse order

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