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One of the "bars" in the interior of the dryer drum is loose

The bar is hanging down about 1/2 to 1 inch by the screws. How do I get to the screws to tighten them? How do I remove the exterior?

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The front panel needs to be removed before the top cover can be lifted and access the baffle screws for tightening. 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.

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