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Want to vent dryer from bottom. How do I remove the bottom/side

I have a 2-cycle electric dryer from GE. It has a vent duct cutout in the bottom, but I can't remove the bottom or side panel to see what I need to be able to vent it from bottom. Please advise how to remove panels.

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Unplug the dryer.
Open the dryer door.
Get on your knees and look up.
You will see 2 phillips head screws that must be removed from inside the door cavity.
Remove these screws, then the top of the dryer.
Then remove 2 screws on the right and left inside of the dryer.
Unhook the door wires and remove the front panel.

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Despite the number of models of dryer there are only a few thermal fuses, and the local parts guy WILL have the blown one on the shelf, as GE if not as kenmor part.

Whil the dryer case is opened is a good time to vacuum out the exhaust vents, fan impeller, and vent hood. ounce of prevention and all that

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The most common cause of no heat to an otherwise functioning dryer is failure of the thermal cutout.
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Test with an ohmmeter or battery and lamp bulb, conducts good, no conducts fail-replace.
Despite the number of models of dryer there are only a few thermal fuses, and the local parts guy WILL have the blown one on the shelf, as GE if not as roper part.

Whil the dryer case is opened is a good time to vacuum out the exhaust vents, fan impeller, and vent hood. ounce of prevention and all that

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