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Need to open up dryer

Last night my dryer was running, and all the sudden it made this big ker-whunk-clang kinda sound... Now it won't turn on. It will buzz like it is trying to, but the drum won't turn. I'm thinking it is just a belt popped off, so my husband was going to open it up and check, and we can't even figure out how to get it open. Our old dryer was easy, open the door and there were a couple of screws to remove and then the top wpuld hinge open. This one, we can't find any screws that seem to be related to opening the top up, and we REALLY can't afford to have a repairman look at it or get another one because my husband just got laid off and we are scraping by on unemployment.

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  • JJGammon May 15, 2009

    Argh. It deleted the model number I put in... it is a Maytag DE106 electric dryer.

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