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Mde9306aya How do I take the front off

Everything I have looke dup says there are screws but my dryer does not have any screws holding the front on. I need to open it to clean out the blower and can't figure it out

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Re: mde9306aya How do I take the front off

Open the top and look inside on the left and right sides of the front panel some maytags have two screws on the front panel just below the door where the hump is if thats your mod take those out and pull the panel out at the bottom then down as there are two spring clips at the top if thats not your mod then take a putty knife facing the drier come from the edge about two inches then depress the spring clips one at a time and lift the top but i think blower wheel is under the back panel

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