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How do I get access to the coil on Modellgr 5636pqo without completely disassemblying the dryer

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  • ancientlurps Oct 03, 2009

    there are two coils on the burner assembly that need to be replaced. I cannot access through the front without somehow pulling out the tub in order to access the two bottom screws.I seems rediculous that there is no simple access the burner

  • ancientlurps Oct 03, 2009

    By the way it is model LGR5636PQ0

  • ancientlurps Oct 03, 2009

    the only way to pull the front panel is to remove the 2 bottom screws which are blocked by the drum.

  • ancientlurps Oct 03, 2009

    pulling the door off does not help with access to those two screws

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    all experts work from home and have no manuals, u might have better luck if u try the Live Chat option.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    pull the drier door and then the front panel and drum.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what coil?

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Obviously, I am an idiot. The front panel comes off quite easily as it is held in only by two screws on the top and two sliding brackets on the bottom. Once off the coils are right there.

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Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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