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Kenmore dryer how to remove kick plate

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If this is a 4-6 year old dryer then the kick plate is held in place with 2 spring clips one on each side a putty knife will disengage the clips,, tip once you get one of the sides loose, put a wedge of paper into the crack on the side and move to the other side to work on the ohter clip

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