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Dryers I have a GE Electric dryer, model # DVL223EB1WW. I see that lint has gone inside the venting system and appaers to be clogged inside of the dryer. When ON It heats up very well, but does not dry the fabric well and neeeds multiple cycles. I even disconnected from the wall vent. Even then, the result is better, but not satisfactory. If I know how to remove the front cover and get access to the venting line, I could clean it thoroughly. Is there a way to dismantle the front? Can you direct me to any source of engineering drawings, pictures, or directions. Tom

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First of all, you will need to UNPLUG the dryer before any attempts to service the inside of the unit. High voltage is still present with the unit turned off.

On this model, there are two retaining clips under the top panel where it meets the front of the dryer. Look along the seam about an inch or so from each side. Place a putty knife in the seam where the clip is located and push straight in while lifting up. The dryer top lifts up, exposing the retaining screws that hold the front panel and door in place. The screws remove from the INSIDE of the dryer. You will need to disconnect the door switch wires and remove the lint screen BEFORE removing the front panel. Once the panel is removed, you should have access to the blower assembly and cabinet interior.

If you go to searspartsdirect.com and type in the model number you provided, all the drawings are there on how the dryer is assembled. I hope this information is helpful to you.

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