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  • Jeffrey Hess Nov 20, 2013

    OK, I answered my own question. Like many top control dryers, there are two spring clips near the front top corners that need to be pushed in with a "putty knife". In the case of this dryer, the springs are VERY stiff, an there is a screw on one side and a guide pin on the other side of the clip. I used a two inch plastic putty knife (to avoid marring the finish) to open mine, but it took a lot of push. A 1" putty knife would have been better in order to get between the screw (holds the front cover on) and the alignment pin. BTW, the belt on mine is broken after being in service only three months. I can't decide whether to replace it myself (so it gets done sooner), or have it done under warranty.

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