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Disassembling a kenmore dryer

Can someone tell me the correct way to disassemble a kenmore dryer to get the drum out. We have a lint problem because the drum is off balance. I have cleaned all the lint out of everywhere else. I discovered this problem because the dryer was overheating and the automatic thermstat shut it off. Thanks

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  • MsFixIt69 Oct 21, 2008

    The lint trap is on the bottom in the front.

  • MsFixIt69 Oct 21, 2008

    oops, it is a frigidaire dryer.

  • tictic24 Oct 22, 2008

    I want to inspect the inside because i think i might have a lint problem, the dryer shuts down way too often with the lint button lit. Can the bottom pannel be removed in any way?

  • tictic24 May 11, 2010

    I lost confidence in this site because of micbeth1981's useless responses here. Everyone has a opinion.

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Does it have a top lint filter or a inside the front lint filter-?-mike

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  • MIKE major Oct 22, 2008

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    your a ****, you give wrong info and want the right answer!!!!!!!!!

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