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We have a 5 or 6 year old kenmore elite gas dryer. We clean the lint trap all the time but some debris falls down the gap at the front of the machine and we want to clean it out. therexseems to be a bottom panel but Im not sure how to open it.

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No problem there is a clip on both upper sides of small compartment, unplug and stick a putty knife between bottom section and frontal.

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