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DRYER FIN IN DRUM IS COMING LOOSE

IS THE FIN FASTENED ON WITH A SCREW OR A BRAD? THERE IS NO ACCESS PANEL. DO I HAVE TO REMOVE THE TOP OF THE DRYER TO GAIN ACCESS TO TIGHTEN UP THE FIN?

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  • Dhunk Jan 24, 2009

    Same problem as Coozymel's. Dryer fin is banging around and I'm trying to figure out how to open the dryer up to get at the screw in the back.



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Unplug the dryer, remove the door hinge screws that go into the cabinet and the two screws on the opposite side of the door opening, then the front panel can be removedby starting at the top. Once the front is off, there are two screws, one to each side that hold the top on, remove these and raise the top. You can rotate the drum by hand and the baffles are held on by the screws on the outside of the drum. Reassemble in reverse order.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • ecolsen Jul 19, 2011

    Simple and to the point, I was able to repair in 10 minutes with no swearing or yelling at my wife.

  • Randall Bowman Jan 20, 2013

    Perfect! Though I didn't even need to lift the top. Thanks you!

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Esdrums this was the easy. It took me longer to find the tools then the repair. Thank you

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