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Fix Loose Baffles

The instructions for repairing loose baffles are helpful but they don't explain how to lift the lid on my dryer.

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  • JMSmith Apr 16, 2008

    I am having problems getting the "shell" of the dryer off to put 2 of the 3 baffles back on that fell off...

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    tighten baffle

  • ckhenthorn Jan 03, 2009

    I have two baffles that came off of my dryer. How do I get to the inside to screw them back on?

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I had the same problem, one of the baffles had lost a screw and the other side was very loose. Using the instructions here, I took out the four screws inside the door. Two hold the hinges of the door on and two are on the opposite side and hold two small plastic parts on. Once these are removed, pop the front panel off from the top, it hinges down and lifts off. You can now see under the drum and rotate the drum around to tighten the screws that hold on the baffles. Replace the front panel, screw in the four screws and you're done! Thanks to this website and other responses, I was able to fix it myself without an expensive repair call!!

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The two screws that hold the door door hinges and the two on the opposite side of the door opening hold the front panel in place. Once you remove the door and the other two screws the front panel should swing down to access the screws that hold down the top. But you may be able to reach the baffle screws once the front cover is removed.

Posted on May 10, 2008

  • youths31329 Jan 02, 2011

    Took me all of 10 minutes. Very simple..."Even a caveman could do it".

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Took the door off and was able to locate the screw and put it back in place.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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The repair comes from the front of the dryer.  Two screws on the very bottom front release the front section.

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