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Outer glass is loose

The outer glass on the outside of the door is loose. It is loose on the top of both corners. How can I fix this?

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Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo).

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

Then you can see the screws you need to check and tighten, etc.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

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