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How do I get the dryer apart. I have a mouse that climbed into the intake and died

I have a mouse (dead). How do I take the front or back off of the unit? The mouse is not in the exhaust. Must have climbed into the intake. Not covered under warranty because it's a foreign object. I disagree, I'm confident its a domestic mouse. Ha LG DLEX3001R

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  • moneyhippo May 21, 2009

    I have the front panel off. And the circuit board. There isnt anything in the coils (it's electric) and nothing in general in the open area around the coils, belt, etc. Took the piece before the blower off, not there. Must be somewhere in the intake which is behind the drum.

    They seriously make this so the back wont come off? How do I get to the intake?

  • moneyhippo May 26, 2009

    OK. I found it.

    Actually, it's what I didnt find after taking the thing apart that may be helpful to some of you here. After about six hrs of prodding around the innards of my dryer ......... no mouse. What had happened, it I have a air circulatory thingy on my dryer vent tube - to recirculate hot air back into the house in the winter. I had it held open with a piece of duct tape which had come loose and closed (completely) the exhaust. This left the wet air with nowhere to go except to build up, get nasty, and circulate the stink back into the drying compartment.


    Hope that helps someone.

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    steve May 11, 2010

    You will have to remove the front panel to access the inside of the dryer.

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Good for you. All you needed was a little confidence to look around.
Glad you found the problem.

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Not sure but my front load dryer (kenmore) has two little screws on top back of dryer which allows you access to unit....if it stays inside long enough the heat will dry out body and VIOLA no more stink!!!....easy for me to recommend from my house ....Good Luck!

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