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Maytag Neptune Dryer

I am just trying to change the direction of the vent from the back to the side. I popped out the side panel.....but how the heck do you get an elbo in there? Do I have to pull the front panel off, and pull the drum out too?

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Re: Maytag Neptune Dryer

Sorry to say this but yes you have to pull it apart and put elbow on you may be able to put it on by just pulling the front panel and working it in between the drum but not likely but the drum is just pulling the belt off and pulling up and out at the same time let me know if you need any more help

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