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Screws fall off panel inside dryer

This has happened twice to me since 2005 purchase of Kenmore's stackable washer/dryer Model #41794702300. My first clue is an unusual noise followed by the sound of the first loosened screw spinning around with the dryer load. Eventually screws #2 and #3 follow and the dryer stops. The screws are very short and don't appear they could be holding anything in place (if that's their purpose).Why does this keep happening?

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Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
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2. If they are broken in 1/2.
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Not sure why this keeps on happening, but I would suggest putting a tiny bit of LocTite on the screws and then replacing them. It really only takes a drop. Give them at least half a day to a day to cure. LocTite WILL STAIN anything it gets on, so be sure to let the stuff dry.
Hope this helps!

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