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One of the drum baffles inside the tub came loose and is catching clothes when it drys. I thought I would just pop up the hinged top and out some sort of fastener in there to hold it - but I can't get either of the front cabinet latches to release so I can open it to fix the baffle problem - any ideas ? HOW DO I OPEN MY DRYER TO REPLACE ONE OF THE BAFFLE THAT CAME LOOSE ON MY KENMORE SERIES 80 GAS DRYER.

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