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I am trying to open my lg tromm dlg 5988w dryer to install a propane conversion kit. How does it open?

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Remove three screws on the back holding the top cover, then standing in front of machine, use the palms of your hands to sharply push back on the L and R edges to move the cover back about 1 and a half inches, then lift cover off. Top cotrol panel is held on by a screw at the top corners and tabs along the top edge. Watch out for sharp edges. Remove control panel and place on top or dryer drum with wires still attached. Open door and remove screws at 4 and 8 O'clock positions, the the four screws along the top of the front panel. Unplug the light and door switches and remove the front panel. That should get you most of the way there.

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Then, adding to the very helpful advice of MNTECH, take off the two screws holding on the lint filter cover that goes between the lint filter and the blower. Clean this out and look for dryer sheets that have somehow made their way into the blower contraption. I had a loud 'shaking' noise coming from my dryer. There were some little rocks in the lint filter holder down at the bottom. They were shaking against the metal whenever the dryer was running. I removed them this way and now it is as quiet as new again! Thanks MNTECH for your helpful advice on how to get this far!

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