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How to remove top of Maytag dryer

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The top panel can be lifted only after the front panel is removed. Open the door and remove the four screws located vertically along the inside lip of the door opening. These screws hold the front panel to the front shroud assembly.

Once the four screws are removed, grasp and press in on the upper edges of the front panel posts then twist it inward to release the clips holding it to the cabinet. Tilt the top of the front panel and move it away from the dryer.

The top panel is held on each side of the cabinet by two hold down brackets. Locate and remove the 5/16" hex-head screws holding each bracket then swing the bracket to the outside and unhook it from the slot in the top panel lip.

Open the door then lift the front of the top panel and tilt it toward the rear of the dryer.

Reinstall the top panel and the front panel by following the removal steps in reverse order.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Replacing belt on dryer

FIRST, OPEN THE DOOR AND REMOVE TWO PHILLIPS HEAD SCREWS ON EACH SIDE OF THE OPENING. TWO GO THROUGH THE HINGES, AND TWO ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE OPENING. THEN, PULL THE OUTER PANEL FORWARD FROM THE SIDES NEAR THE TOP. IT IS HINGED AT THE BOTTOM. LIFT IT OFF THE HINGE WHEN YOU HAVE THE TOP EDGE PULLED FORWARD. YOU WILL HAVE ABOUT SIX OR EIGHT 5/16 HEX HEAD SCREWS TO REMOVE
AND THE FRONT BULKHEAD WILL THEN COME FORWARD TO REMOVE. AT THIS POINT, THE FRONT OF THE DRUM IS EXPOSED AND YOU CAN SLIP THE NEW BELT ON FROM THE FRONT. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE DIAGRAM ON THE BAG FOR PROPER ALIGNMENT AROUND THE IDLER AND MOTOR PULLEYS. IT WILL BE EASIER TO INSTALL THE BELT IF YOU LAY IT IN THE GROOVE NEAR THE REAR OF THE DRUM, BUT THAT IS NOT IT'S FINAL RESTING PLACE.
AFTER YOU HAVE THE BELT AROUND THE PULLEYS, REPLACE THE FRONT BULKHEAD WITH FOUR SCREWS, ONE FOR EACH CORNER. MAKE SURE YOU DON'T FOLD OVER THE FELT SEAL AROUND THE FAN HOUSING. SLIDE THE LINT DUCT PORT INSIDE THE FELT SEAL. ONCE THE BULKHEAD IS IN PLACE, PULL THE BELT OUT OF THE GROOVE AND SLIDE IT TOWARD YOU UNTIL IT LAYS ON TOP OF THE MARKS THAT THE OLD BELT LEFT BEHIND.
ROTATE THE DRUM MANUALLY COUNTER CLOCKWISE TO BE SURE THE BELT IS ALIGNED AROUND THE DRUM.
IF IT IS NOT, THE BELT WON'T STAY ON THE PULLEYS.
AFTER YOU ARE SURE IT IS O.K., REASSEMBLE THE REST OF THE DRYER IN REVERSE ORDER.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Open Dryer to replace belt

Here's a pretty good tutorial on disassembly. Just scroll down to the Maytag section:

http://fixitnow.com/2003/11/appliance-tip-of-day-dryer-disassembly.htm

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag electric dryer mod#DE612 series02

U might want to look on the back of the dryer to see if there is a panel to take off. If not the hole top will have to come off. Is the top made on the rest of the dryer or is there a split between it.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Need routing diagram of dryer belt on maytag dryer D7600

Go to repairclinic.com and click on the "Repair Help" link at the top of the page. On the following page, locate the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the "Special Features" section. Scroll down to Maytag. The dryer belt diagram for Maytag should be listed as diagram E. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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