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The screws on the dryer look like a torx but they have sort of a pin in the middle as if you used a torx screw driver and drilled a small hole in the end.What the heck is it ???

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Re: commercial dryer- maytag

Anti-theft torx bits are available at various parts stors. I got a set of GM Goodwrench AT torx bits and E torx sockets( the fastener loks like a torx bit)

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Re: commercial dryer- maytag

It is called a t-20 security screw and the bit is available at any maytag parts store. and you can't drill the hole evenly enough to be of any use.

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