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Good morning. An underwire from my bra came out during drying and fell between the holes in the dryer drum. Now it makes an awful sound. SHould I take the back off the dryer to get to it?

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You will normally need to lift the top of the dryer, usually by removing screws mounted from the underside of the door area. Unplug the dryer first. Most dryers have a spring type clips along each side of the lid within 3-6" from the front. A putty knife or flat screw driver will help you pop the lid but you must be careful not to crack the enamel finish while wedge up to pop the lid

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