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How hard is it to replace a hinge on a kenmore dryer? My 20 year old machine has a broken hinge on the right side of the door. Is this a giant undertaking to fix? I can get the part ofr $16!

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  • colejk Jun 30, 2009

    Great - so, how does the front panel come off?

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The hinge is not difficult at all. take the door off and remove the front panel to make it easier.
Eric

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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    Eric Duda Jun 30, 2009

    The top flips up and there are 2 screws in the upper corners. Two screws where the lint screen goes on and clips in front that will release with a putty blade.
    eric


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