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How do I take the front panel off? I am trying to take a look inside to see why I am a. getting a grinding noise b. the tumbler turns slower now that it's full power

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Three screws in the back of the top panel, remove them. Pull back on the top panel and take it off. You'll need to remove the control panel. There should be two screws on both sides of panel on top. Careful. Once removed there should be two screws on the front of the dryer behind the control panel. I believe there are two clips at the bottom of the front panel, lift upwards. I should mention that this is not a fun job by yourself. You must note how the belt is put on. Your problem is probably the felt (material surrounding the drum) or the wheel bearings...good luck.

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“”I heard a noise that sounded like it was grinding marbles and now it will not work and there is water in the washer.””
With the washer not working do you have an error code to the LED display? Can expand on the washer not working?
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Wondering if you could rate my clarification request as a solution? I joined this forum as a owner DIY’er to help other owners. The machine is just too expensive to junk and as you found fairly easy to work on. As a forum member as you I receive no compensation for my support to other owners. Thank you in advance for your support. Rich
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