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One of the drum baffle has come unscrewed. How do I take the top of dryer off to reach the drum

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Open the front door where you load the machine.
Look towards the top where the door normaly closes, there ususualy two screws that you can unscrew there.
Once loose the top pannel should come off, which allowes you to remove the front panel with 2 screws as well.

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    b. Remove the front panel - this exposes sheet metal bolts (5/16 inch) some with crosstip on left and right of unit. Set panel aside (right side) WITHOUT unplugging wires

    c. Unscrew all the exposed bolts.

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Take a flat-blade screw driver and stick it in the seam between the top cover and front panel at one corner and pry up. The top panel will pop up from the catch - then do the same for the other front corner.

You can then tilt the top up towards the back of the dryer because there are hinges in the back. Spin the drum to where the holes for the baffle are and screw the baffle back on. If you are missing the screws, they probably fell to the bottom inside.

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