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Dryer Baffle Coming Loose

One of the internal baffles on the dryer is very loose. It appears that fasteners may be coming off. It looks like the top of the dryer has hinges and should rotate up, but how do you get the top to come up so that I can look at the baffle. The baffle is currently at the top of the dryer in it's rotation and if I can just figure out out to get the top up I should be able to see what is coming loose.

Mike

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  • Vernon Ward Jan 05, 2009

    I should also mention it is a Maytag MDE5500AYW model.

    Thanks.



    Mike

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See if there are 2 screws located at the bottom front of dryer,unscrew anft panel up untilthe clips that are at the top disengage, disconnect door switch and any other connections , taking note of the connections.
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  • Barry Coates
    Barry Coates Jan 05, 2009

    don't know what happened there, but as I was saying, take note of connections,Remove front panel.You will see 2 screws inside the cabinet just below the cabinet top,remove each screw and lift top.

    This will now give you access to the drum baffles.



    On other models, there are 2 spring clips located just beneath the cabinet top,they are located towards each side edge . Use a putty knife and slide under the cabinet top to disengage clips..

    Lift top up and fix baffles.

    There is another model that requires a different way to access the baffles.

    Proceed as follows.

    If it has a wrap around door, open the door and remove 4 screws you will find on the inside There are clips holding the front panel to the dryer. In order to disengage them, and release front panel,the top corners of the front panel each have to be rolled outwards.

    With the clips disengaged,tilt the front panel forward, and lift it up to remove it.

    You can now remove the door and top cover. ,lift the door of it's hinges,and jiggle it out of its slots.

    Plz rate my solution.

    Thanks.



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