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Loud squealing noise

I began taking my dryer apart and now all i have accomplished is removing the sdrews. how do i get the top of this dryer to pop loose

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    How do you pry the top of the dryer open?



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On the maytag you need a putty knife use the knife and slide it across the top slit on the front you will fell it stop pull the knife out and push in on on that spot do the same thing on the other side and wala the top will swing up

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