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Removing LG dryer top plate

I'd like to remove the top plate on my DLE2532W LG dryer to replace the thermostat instead of having to call a serviceman yet again.

But the service manual shows that two 'openers' are required to release a catch. Looks like just a flat piece of metal with a handle.

Where could I get such a tool or what could I used instead ?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Tom

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If your going to do this..... UNPLUG THE UNIT FIRST OR TURN OFF THE POWER.
You can use a 1" paint scraper, it will do the trick, but get one that is strong.
Why is your thermostat blowing though? Do you have a venting problem that may be causing it?

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