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Replace the ingniter Asm for a Ge gas dryer

How do I disassamble or gain access to the ignitor Asm. for GE DBXR463G dryer

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I continued to search the internet and found a site that offered the info needed to open up the dryer to gain access to get to the ignitor. Buy removing 2 screws in the top of the door opening to remove the top and removing 2 screws at the top inside wall panel it removed the whole front.

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