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One of the tumblers inside the dryer is loose, does the top open without tools or are there screws holding it down?

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Around the door remove screws, there maybe some on the bottom in each corner. Gently pry on the top corners this will remove the fornt panel. hope this helped tim

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I have a Kenmore dryer. The fins are real loose, make alot of noise, catch socks, etc. How can I fix it.?


If the first three digits of the model number are "110." remove the lint filter from the top and remove the two exposed screws. Then you can insert a putty knife or similar tool into the gap between the front panel and top, about 2-1/2 inches in from the sides, and push in on the retaining clips. While pushing on a clip, simultaneously lift on that corresponding top corner, and the top will release to swing up.

This will expose the outside of the tumbler. As you spin the tumbler, each spot where a baffle is attached will come into view. After making sure there are no items inside the baffles (coins, pins, etc.), tighten the holding screws.

Dec 30, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Tumbler belt came off


  • Unplug your dryer from the electrical outlet. Remove the lint trap by lifting its cover and sliding it out. Use a screwdriver to unscrew the two screws that hold in the housing of the lint trap.Lift up the top panel of the dryer and take off the holder for the door switch wire. Look for the screws that hold in the front panel of the dryer, located on top of the front panel, and unscrew them. Take the panel off the dryer by lifting it off.Look inside the dryer, find the broken dryer belt, and before taking it off, note the way it is routed around the pulleys, then take it off. Install a new Whirlpool dryer belt by slipping it around the tumbler with the grooves facing the surface of the tumbler. Ask an assistant to hold up the tumbler while you move the belt into the proper place, aligned with the black line around the width of the tumbler.Wrap the new dryer belt around the pulleys as noted in Step 3. If you don't remember how, or the old belt was snapped and not aligned properly, look at the dryer belt diagram in your user's manual.Align the front panel of the dryer with the tumbler. Put back in the two screws that hold the panel in place. Open the door of your dryer and with your hand, turn the spinner one time counterclockwise. Reconnect the holder for the door switch wire, being careful that it doesn't touch any moving parts.Use the screwdriver to carefully position the rubber seal along the back of the tumbler. Make sure the seal is on the outside of the tumbler and that none of it sticks to the inside of the tumbler.Slide the lint filter and housing back into place, and screw in the two screws that hold it in. Plug the cord of the dryer back into the electrical outlet and check that it spins properly.

  • Oct 11, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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    One of the paddles in the dryer tumbler fell off. How hard is it to open the lid and screw them back on?


    Disconnect power then open the dryer 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.
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    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.
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    The top cover 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.
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    Swing the bracket to the outside and unhook it from the slot in the top cover lip.
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    Open the door then lift the front of the top cover and tilt it toward the rear of the dryer. The baffle securing screws can now be re-tightened or reinstalled. Reinstall the top cover and the front panel by following the removal steps in reverse order.

    Oct 04, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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    I have a Maytag MDE4700A electric dryer. It quit working (turning) but still heated up. I took the cabinet apart and found that the belt was broke. Need some assistance on beginner steps for replacing...


    Disconnect power to the dryer then open the door and remove the center screw of each hinge secured to the inner flange of the front panel in the door opening. Grasp the door with both hands and lift the door in the hinge area then draw the door assembly away from the dryer to disengage the hinges from the slots in the front shroud.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The top cover 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 cover lip.
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    Disconnect the wires from the door switch, sensor bar, and the lamp holder then unsnap the lamp holder wire harness from the front shroud wire retaining clip.

    Remove the four perimeter screws holding the shroud and tumbler front assembly to the cabinet. Remove the lowest outside screw at each corner then the top screw on each side.
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    Pull the shroud and tumbler front assembly out and away from the tumbler while slightly lifting the top cover.

    Kneel near the front of the dryer and reach your left hand inside the dryer at 8 o'clock position and your right hand under the tumbler as close as possible to the blower then grasp the idler puller with your left hand and pull the idler upward and to the left.
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    Slip the belt off the motor pulley and the back of the tumbler then pull the tumbler out of the cabinet while lifting the top cover.

    Place the belt onto the outside of the tumbler and position it 1 1/2 inches in front of the rear baffle mounting screws with the ribbed side facing the tumbler.
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    Position the tumbler into the rear felt seal and resting it onto the rear rollers then lower the front of the tumbler onto the blower housing.

    Kneel near the front of the dryer and reach your left hand inside the dryer at 8 o'clock position and your right hand under the tumbler as close as possible to the blower then locate the belt and create a small loop with your right hand, ensuring the belt is free of twist.

    Position the open end of the loop onto the motor pulley with your right hand. Grasp the idler pulley with your left hand then pull the idler upward and to the left to clear the drive belt.

    Relax your left hand and allow the idler pulley to rest down onto the belt. Grasp the baffles with both hands and rotate the tumbler clockwise for the belt to align itself.

    Reinstall the shroud and tumbler front assembly in reverse of the removal steps. Lift the front inner edge of the tumbler to allow the front of the tumbler to rest on the teflon bearings on the shroud and tumbler front assembly. Check the felt seal to ensure that it is outside the lip of the tumbler.

    Secure the top cover with the hold down brackets then push the front panel posts against the clips in the cabinet until it engage.

    Insert the door hinge tabs into the slots in the front shroud and secure the hinges with the screws removed previously to complete the procedure.

    Aug 22, 2010 | Dryers

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    One of the tumbler fins inside the dryer has come loose and fallen out. How do I repair it


    gotta open it. usually screws are inside dryer. 3 screw hold it. make sure u unplug unit b4 putting hand inside

    Feb 12, 2010 | KitchenAid Dryers

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    Rattle inside dryer drum


    remove the front cover and then you can access the top cover screws to open top then you can locate and tighten screws

    Jul 27, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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    One of the 3 tumblers inside the dryer fell off.


    you actually open the top first if you look between the front and the top you will see two clips. push these in with a small screwdriver to lift the top. then there is two screws holding on the front to get it off.

    May 21, 2009 | Dryers

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    I have a Kenmore 70 Series gas dryer, model 76712691. The dryer has 3 plastic ''tumblers'' inside the dryer, to help the clothes tumble. Two of the tumblers have fallen off inside, leaving big holes inside...


    Pull the dryer away from the wall, there is no bottom on the dryer, so the screws should be on the floor.
    You can then pop the lid up from the front and fold it back. When you do, you will see the drum. Roll the drum around until you see the holes and reattach the tumblers.
    You can also access the drum from below. Tip the dryer on its back and you can see the drum from the bottom.
    Good luck.
    Regards,

    May 15, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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    My dryer (neptune original series) is making a scraping sound. The last time this happened, the bolts that hold the tumbler in place were loose and rubbing against the top of the dryer. I need to know how...


    first take out the 2 hinge screws then the other 2 across from the hinge pull the panel down. then you will see a 5/16 screw holding a hook that is holding the top down. there is one on each side. let me know what u find.

    Jan 11, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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    Loose Tumbler Fin In dryer


    most maytag dryers have push type clips that hold the top to the front. look between the top and front with a light and find them about 3-4 inches from the outer edges. once you get the top up then there will be screws that hold the drum baffles to the drum. just put a new screw in them and all will be ok. no need to replace them, just use new screws.

    Dec 31, 2008 | Maytag HYE3658AY Electric Dryer

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