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Two of the paddles came off in my Kenmore dryer. How do I reinstall them?

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  • kimcotoia Oct 01, 2009

    Do you know how I would remove the front cover? I looked and could not see any screws (other than the ones that appear to hold the door on). Thanks!

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Remove front cover then remove top cover you can then access the outer surface of drum to reinstall paddles

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    daniel hendrickson Oct 02, 2009

    most dryers nide them as asthetics so look around the lower front panel and slightly up at a 45 degree angle, some are hidden behind the dryer door you'll find them, also on some dryers the top cover needs removal first, manufacturers design vary,also look on sides right near front the screws could be here and they indent the landings for looks too..... good luck let me know, we'll find them. they cant hide forever (LOL) thanks dan

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