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How to seperate a Kenmore dryer from the washer under it?

I am trying to remove my Kenmore 417 90142000 dryer from the washer so that I can replace the washer.  They are seperate but stackable units. There is a connecting kit of some sort holding them together and I can't figure out how it works.  It looks as if the dryer has been secured by placing it over some metel tabs that are screwed to the washer, but I can't pry the dryer up and off.  I saw a picture of Dryer Stacking Kit #638304 and it looks similar, from what little I can see. I have to get the dryer off by Tuesday, October 16!  That's when the new dryer comes, and the sales person told me that the installers will not lift the dryer off.  Thanks for any info.


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Thank you, thank you. 1 1/2 years after this posting I found it and it solved my problem with a Frigidaire washer/dryer. Couldn't find the solution anyway elee!

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Re: How to seperate a Kenmore dryer from the washer under...

This is probably a model that has two access holes at the bottom front of the dryer -about 4-5" from each side- usually closed off with plastic discs. Just an inch up from the washing machine.  Pry out the plastic discs with a flat screwdriver and you should see a screw inside each of the two openings.  Remove the screws and you will be able to tip the dryer up and slide it back a few inches to detatch from the back.

Use two people to lift the dryer down as it is bulky but not too heavy.

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