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Maytag electric dryer INTERIOR ehaust vents have come apart and are obviously not exhausting hor air through the side opening.

I noticed the house steaming up. The hot exhaust was not coming out through the side. I could get my hand insidee the little opening in the back and found that ALL the sections of ehaust metal duct have separated. If it were only where the vent attatched to the exterior piece I could have fixed ir. The dryer is 11 years old. How can I get access to the bottom inside of the dryer?

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Take of screws holding door on, and screws opposite door hinges. the front will know be able to take off. just unplug first.

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