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Fins fell off tumbler on Whirlpool Ultimate II dryer

2 of the 3 fins on the inside tumbler unscrewed and fell off. How do I get access to the outside of the tumbler to rescrew in the fins?

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Remove 2 screws under the lint filter cover, then using a spatula or similar, prize apart the top cover from the cabinet, lift top cover and support it.Turn drum by hand until the drum baffles are at the top, and refasten the baffles one at a time.
Then lower cover down and press until it is closed, replace 2 screwa under lint cover.
Job done.
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