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Kenmore dryer...How to remove toe panel to clean lint out.

My kenmore model 110.62066102....my clothes smell musty strange when the dryer is running,and when they come out after drying.I always clean the lint filter after each use. The vent connection to outside is maybe 10 inches total.There appears to be lint coming from behind toe panel.How can I clean this out? Might this be the reason for the smelly laundry? Itried to pull toe panel off,but something holds it in place....

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  • DizzyDazz Oct 29, 2008

    You are the Master! TYVM

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Power comes on to panel. Hit start button makes a click noise and won't run. Vacumed lint out of back and cleaned everything the best i could. Still won't run

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    need to remove toe panel of kenmore elite h4

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Insert a putty knife into the seam where it meets the front panel about 2 inches in from each side. There is a small retainer clip that you will need top depress in order for the panel to release. If you go to searspartsdirect.com and enter your model number, you can find a helpful illustration under the "Cabinet" heading. The clips I mention are listed as item 46 just ot give you a perspective. I would also strongly recommend that you UNPLUG the dryer before cleaning the interior cabinet. There are live voltages present even with the dryer turned off. Particulary around the heating circuits. I hope you find this information helpful.

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