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Trying to get in back of dryer to check fuse

How do I get into the back of a kenmore Electric dryer model 86983810 to check the fuse. My dryer got hot and then died.

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    I got it fixed and replaced the fuse.

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Unplug the dryer first. Then you will see many 5/16 screws that need to be taken out. Once you've done that, should come right off. Good luck

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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