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Dryer makes banging noises when running. I tried to open the top, but cannot figure out how to open the top to check the drum. I thought there were clips under the front of the lid. I tried to push them in, the clips seem to move but the top does not release. What am I doing wrong? Thanks

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Re: Amana gas dryer

You have to take the front off on that model.. to get at the inside.. heres a diagram that may help ya out

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