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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.



    I'll give the Apprentice's guidance a try...

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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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With the front off look up in the top left and right corners for some screws that hold the top of the dryer to the side panels. Depending on your model, there can be different styles. The old maytags used 3/8 in screws up inside the corners and the newer models had 5/16 screws right up front.
Once you get the front of the top loose you will be able to lift it like the hood on a car to gain access to the drum.
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Access to the bottom of the baffles for tightening the screws requires the lifting of the top cover which also requires the removal of the front panel. Disconnect power to the dryer prior to servicing to avoid the risk of electric shock.

The top panel can be lifted only after the front panel is removed. Open the door and remove the four screws located vertically along the inside lip of the door opening. These screws hold the front panel to the front shroud assembly.

Once the four screws are removed, grasp and press in on the upper edges of the front panel posts then twist it inward to release the clips holding it to the cabinet. Tilt the top of the front panel and move it away from the dryer.

The top panel is held on each side of the cabinet by two hold down brackets. Locate and remove the 5/16" hex-head screws holding each bracket then swing the bracket to the outside and unhook it from the slot in the top panel lip.

Open the door then lift the front of the top panel and tilt it toward the rear of the dryer.

Rotate the drum until the baffle screws are positioned on the top for tightening.

Reinstall the top panel and the front panel by following the removal steps in reverse order.

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Now reverse your steps: put the front panel back on the bottom clips and snap the top "H" arms back in place. Reinstall the plastic clips / screws and then put the door back on.

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Depends on the model. The easiest one's you will be able to insert a small flat head screw driver between the front and the top panel and push on the green clips (a flashlight makes a world of difference here). With this style you just need to install a screw back in the loose fin that keeps it tight. The slightly more difficult style, you have to remove the 2 phillips screws from the door hinges and the 2 screws straight across from them. This will let you get your front panel off (remove by twisting the tops of the panel slightly and pulling) There will be 2 5/16" screws to remove that hold the top down. Same procedure, install screw in the fins to keep them tight. How do I tell which style I have you ask? Simple. If the front panel goes all of the way across at the top, it's the first solution. If the front panel goes about 2 " then the door, then another 2", it's the later plan.Message me back if you are still having trouble.

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