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The paddle came off inside my Neptune Dryer

The clothing paddle that mounts to the inside of the barrel has come loose. We's like to know how to fix this and how to get at it. Thanks!

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Re: The paddle came off inside my Neptune Dryer

The screws for the paddle can be accessed by removing the small back panel. If they are stripped out you will need a new paddle.

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