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Need to get into the dryer to fix it.

Does the top or front of the dryer pop off? I can't figure out how to get in there to fix the tumbler.

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Hello barbmaresca,
Here is a link to your dryer with exploded views and parts lists for you to look at but in general, you should be able to remove the front panel by taking out the lint filter and removing the screws that hold the filter housing to the top lid, then by prying up the front of the lid from the frame. You may need to use a pry bar or large screwdriver to pop the lid up from the clips and it should remain engaged by the back hinge plates. Be sure to disconect power before performing any service.. Here is that link

Hope this helps you..

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