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I have a front control gas dryer dlgx8388nm how do i remove the front panal

I need to replace the gas valve.

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  • Richard Lew May 11, 2010

    Why do you need to replace the gas valve??  How do you know the gas valve is the problem??

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You will need to remove your lint screen first.

Now remove the two phillips head screws located at the lint screen inlet.

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The drum should remain stationary as it will suspend on the two rear drum rollers while you work.

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You will need to remove your lint screen first.

Now remove the two phillips head screws located at the lint screen inlet.

Next while standing in front of the dryer place a hand on the back of the control panel and pull the panel towards you. The entire top of the dryer should slide forward slightly and as it does use your fingertips to lift the top on the side you are pulling on at the front of the top where it meets the front panel. Now switch to the other side and repeat this until the entire front edge of the top is loose from the front panel.

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