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My inside fin fell off I need to know how to open the dryer. does the top lift up or do i have to open it from the back?

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Remove front cover1st then you can access screws to remove top cover

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The plastic piece inside the dryer (about 18"


If you are referring to the "fins", there are 3 of them that tumble the clothes, you can refer to some previous questions. You will need to remove the top first and then tighten them up. I have to replace one of my "fins" because it broke off inside of the dryer.

Jan 07, 2011 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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1 of 3 fins on inside is loose & hanging by 1 screw.


Access to the bottom of the baffles for tightening the screws requires the lifting of the top cover which also requires the removal of the front panel. Disconnect power to the dryer prior to servicing to avoid the risk of electric shock.

The top panel can be lifted only after the front panel is removed. Open the door and remove the four screws located vertically along the inside lip of the door opening. These screws hold the front panel to the front shroud assembly.

Once the four screws are removed, grasp and press in on the upper edges of the front panel posts then twist it inward to release the clips holding it to the cabinet. Tilt the top of the front panel and move it away from the dryer.

The top panel is held on each side of the cabinet by two hold down brackets. Locate and remove the 5/16" hex-head screws holding each bracket then swing the bracket to the outside and unhook it from the slot in the top panel lip.

Open the door then lift the front of the top panel and tilt it toward the rear of the dryer.

Rotate the drum until the baffle screws are positioned on the top for tightening.

Reinstall the top panel and the front panel by following the removal steps in reverse order.

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remove the toe kick front panel screws near the floor in front then lift up like a car hood to release clips at the top,then remove screws that hold top on,then you can get to the baffle screws to re attach

Jan 28, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Fin inside came off


remove toe kick panel screws by the floor and lift upward on front cover and pull upward to remove like lifting a car hood,then there are screws just inside the bottom side of the top cover,remove these and tip top back and secure top as to not break off electrical connections off control panel,then you can access the screws for the paddle fins to re-secure to the drum,if they're oblong from wear and tear either replace or fill the hole with a cement for this purpose and put in 2 match stick pieces (quickly)before glue sets and this will take up slack and seize paddle screw all in one

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Maytag 3000 series dryer, coins stuck in dryer fin


open the top of the dryer. slide the belt down to the power unit. of course you shoudl always unplug the unit first before removing the cover. carefully lift up ont he drum and they shoudl fall out. carefull y palce the drum back and the belt. replace the cover and plug in to see if that works.

Dec 04, 2009 | Televison & Video

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Remove and replace fins in drum


ok
1. take off the door hinge screws,
2 take off the two opposite the hinge
3. lift the door up and out
4. graqb the slim side walls on either side of the door way
turn them in and pull the whole panal tword you
5. once you have the door cowel off, you should see two top dogs screwed down with 2 5/16
romove those and the dogs
6. with the top dogs off you should be able to lift the top, like the hood of your car
7. once the top is up , you will have access to the tumbler top and the screws for the fins should be right on top

Oct 17, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG6800 Gas Dryer

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One of the 3 tumblers inside the dryer fell off.


you actually open the top first if you look between the front and the top you will see two clips. push these in with a small screwdriver to lift the top. then there is two screws holding on the front to get it off.

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MDE7600AYW Atlantis Dryer -paddle inside dryer is coming loose


You will need to take the back panel off use a 1/4 in socket driver.Then you should see the drum.
Len

Feb 21, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

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FIn inside neptune md55 dryer came loose need to remove side pane


I had the same problem but it's the FRONT Panel you need to remove. Before you start, unplug the thing first. BTW I did the whole proceedure in 10 minutes using an electric screwdiver / philips bit and a socket set with an 8mm socket with my leg in a cast. You can do better, I'm confident!

Two 8mm hex head bolts hold each fin on the drum. They can be tightened. You need to open the dryer front since they bolt from the outside of the drum. To open the dryer front you first take the door off by removing the two philips head screws, then slightly lift the door and pull toward you (the door hinges have little hooks on the end that inserts into the slots (this little design keeps the door from falling off during removal and install-nice). Then remove the two philips screws on the other side of the door opening (opposite the door hinges). These screws hold two plastic brackets (be sure to see how they are aligned before you remove them so you know how they go back on.

Now the front frame panel looks like an "H" . Grab the top two arms of the 'H" and give a quick ****. The top arms of the 'H" will come loose. The bottom part is held by a couple of clips, just pull up and the front panel comes off.

You will be able to spin the drum until the hex bolts for the fin(s) in question are visable / reachable from the right side (just above the heater unit-hope you unplugged the dryer earlier). I tightened it using an 8 mm socket.

Now reverse your steps: put the front panel back on the bottom clips and snap the top "H" arms back in place. Reinstall the plastic clips / screws and then put the door back on.

Feb 15, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Fins fell off tumbler on Whirlpool Ultimate II dryer


Remove 2 screws under the lint filter cover, then using a spatula or similar, prize apart the top cover from the cabinet, lift top cover and support it.Turn drum by hand until the drum baffles are at the top, and refasten the baffles one at a time.
Then lower cover down and press until it is closed, replace 2 screwa under lint cover.
Job done.
Plz rate this soution.Thanks.

Jan 01, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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