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Dryer won't spin, appears to be out of alignment

Probably the bearing, right? I can't tell until I open it up. How do I open up the dryer portion of the Kenmore stacked washer/dryer "Laundry Center"?

I can take the plate off the back, but it doesn't give me access or visibility enough to see what's going on. Does the whole back come off? Or the top? Does anyone have a manual or diagram I can refer to?

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REMOVE THE 8 SCREWS ON TOP PANEL, THEN GO FROM THE FRONT NOT TO DIFFICULT ,,,

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