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Replace Door Pull

The door pull has broken and I cannot figure out what to remove to get to the fasteners for the door pull to replace it.

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Re: Replace Door Pull

i couldn't find the fasteners either on the drier. that was about 2 years ago, just after we got the machine and i couldn't be bothered waiting most of a day for a repairman.

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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