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Need to know how to take off the lower front panel. Does it pry off? I just need to access the front of the vent to see if it is clogged. The dry shuts down half way through the cycle and I think the vent is clogged and causing the dryer to overheat inside. Thanks

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I look and could not find any trace of screw holding the panel on so I made a small plastic pry bar and the panel poped off.

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How to remove the lower front panel on a two panel whirlpool dryer model number LG7801xsw2 gas dryer

Disconnect power then pry the lower access panel off with a flat-head screwdriver as shown.

You may need to pry on the sides of the bottom panel to completely release it.

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Frigidaire GLGQ642A Gas Dryer Problem - runs warm - cycles hot then cool


It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.

Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.

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Hi there, I have a washer/dryer which does not dry properly any more. After a full drying cycle the clothes will be hot but still quite damp. After another full cycle they will be slightly less damp but...


The washing machine Dryer is very similar to many other dryer models, with the main difference being the two front panels on the dryer cabinet.

Taking the dryer apart is a job that can be done in about 30 minutes. Occasionally, the interior parts of the dryer, such as the motor or belt, may require maintenance or replacement.

You can take the dryer apart yourself, allowing access to the interior without spending the time or money to call a professional to do the work.


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  1. Unplug the electrical cord of the Kenmore 90 Series dryer from the electrical outlet before attempting to take the dryer apart.
  2. Locate the lower front panel of the dryer and slide a screwdriver along both ends between the panel and the dryer cabinet, prying away from the cabinet with the screwdriver to detach the panel from the plastic clips holding it in place.
  3. Slide a putty knife between the top lid and the dryer cabinet on both sides, lifting up to detach the top from the plastic clips and flip the top back so it rests against the wall on the rear hinges.
  4. Locate the screws on the bottom of the upper front panel, unfastening them with a screwdriver and lifting the panel off the metal clips at the top of the cabinet.
  5. Tilt the panel away from the dryer and unplug the door switch connector on the back of the front panel by hand, setting the panel out of the way.
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No heat

Hello again,
Depending on your dryer type, if you do not have a front access panel, you should have a small peep hole. There is a small round or square hole with a pop-off cover that you can remove to view the igniter glow and light the burner. This should be in the lower front, so you shouldn't have to move the dryer or unplug it just for this.

Normally a poor heating dryer is the result of a blocked or clogged vent. When was the last time you cleaned it out. Over time it gets lint build-up and needs to be cleaned out once a year. Unplug the dryer and pull ot out from the wall. Turn off the gas too and be careful not to step on or kink the gasline. Pull off the venting from the backside of the dryer itself and using a flashlight, clean out all the lint. Do the same for the vent tubing you disconnected. Note: If you have an expandable plastic or foil vent tube hooked up behind your dryer, be sure it is not getting squished when you push the dryer back into place. After you're done reassembling it, fire it off and go outside and check that the vent cap 'flaps' opens with the hot air and has no lint build-up there as well. Then let me know if this makes a differance for your drying time or not. Good luck! Douglas

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Kenmore elite, model 110 60952990,stopped working after I tried to dry a pair of sneekers. It doesn't do anything when the power butten is pushed. Thank you.

The thermal fuse (part number 3390719) is blown causing the motor not to run. This thermal fuse is located on the blower housing beside the thermistor (part number 8577274) and it is wired in series with the motor thereby cutting power to the motor when it fails. The failure of the thermal fuse is due the failed thermistor; these requires both the thermal fuse and the thermistor to be replace.

Access to the thermal fuse and the thermistor for replacement or testing requires the removal of the lower front access panel which is secured to the front panel by two retaining clips positioned about three inches away from the sides. Pry the clips to release it and remove the lower front access panel. The thermal fuse and the thermistor can now be accessed.

Using a volt-ohmmeter, check the continuity of the thermal fuse which is to the left of the thermistor. Replace the thermal fuse if it reads open together with the thermistor.

Remove the mounting screws and mount the new parts in place. Disconnect the wires from the old failed parts and connect it to the corresponding component. Reinstall the lower front access panel back into position.

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The dryer is very noisy when it's running and it takes a long time to dry the clothes. It's a 15-20 year old electric, front loader. Can I take the top and front off to check for lint or does the back come...

before you do that i would suggest that you check to see if you vent is clogged or smashed. this will cause the unit to dry poorly. if there is heat then you will need to change the coils on the gas valve. you will need to take off the top of the unit. remove the to 5/16 th screws on the right an left side. the front will come off. that will give you access to the coils. let me know if this helps.

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Dryer gets hot but doesn't dry well

Restricted air flow...either vent or wheel that moves the air. Try taking hose off of where it goes outside and just let it run like that and see if clothes dry faster. If so you need vent cleaned.

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How do I take the front lower panel off the dryer?

There should be retaining clips along the upper seam of the panel where it meets the front panel, about 2 inches in from each side. Take a putty knife and insert to depress the clip, while pulling out on the panel at the same time. Release the opposite side in the same manner. The panel will open from the top and be removed.

You mentioned poor heating and longer dry times. The following link will give you some good advice on how to resolve this issue:

Most dryer heat related problems are caused by poorly installed vent ducting, kinked, vent hoses, or clogs. You are right to suspect your dryer may need a good cleaning, but make sure you thoroughly inspect the vent ducting as well, though. If there are large accumulations of lint inside your dryer, there is a clog somewhere. If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Dryer air heats up but does not dry the clothes. Just replaced the timer but did not fix the problem. Air vents are cleared.

One of two possiblities:

1. Dryer vent is blocked - check the air coming through the outside vent
2. Blower Fan is clogged - remove the lower front panel and clean out the fan wheel

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First of all, you will need to UNPLUG the dryer before any attempts to service the inside of the unit. High voltage is still present with the unit turned off.

On this model, there are two retaining clips under the top panel where it meets the front of the dryer. Look along the seam about an inch or so from each side. Place a putty knife in the seam where the clip is located and push straight in while lifting up. The dryer top lifts up, exposing the retaining screws that hold the front panel and door in place. The screws remove from the INSIDE of the dryer. You will need to disconnect the door switch wires and remove the lint screen BEFORE removing the front panel. Once the panel is removed, you should have access to the blower assembly and cabinet interior.

If you go to and type in the model number you provided, all the drawings are there on how the dryer is assembled. I hope this information is helpful to you.

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