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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?

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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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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.

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How to repair paddle inside drum paddle that fell off


To replace this "paddle" (It's callde a baffle), you'll need to access the outside of the tumbler (drum), by lifting the top.

Begin by removing the door. Remove the two hinge screws. You will then be able to rock the door and hinge out of the slot in the front panel. Next, remove the cover plates just opposite the hinges.

Now you can pull the front panel off the retaining clips and rock it downward, away from the rest of the cabinet. Once it clears the top, you can lift it off the bottom hooks. Just set it aside.

You will now see two screws (hex-head, 5/16 inch), just under the corners of the dryer top. Remove them and rotate the brackets that hook into the top. Removing the brackets will allow you to now swing the top upwards to expose the tumbler.

Just turn the tumbler until you can see the screw holes for the babble holding screws. You may get lucky and find the three baffle screws in the bottom of the cabinet. Re-install, check the others, and re-assemble the dryer in reverse order, and you're done!

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The paddle has come loose inside my dryer how can I get the lid open to get to the back of the drum


take the 2 screws out of the door and take out the other 2 screws opposite the hindge screws,close the door,now grab the sides where you took the screws out of and pull forward and this will remove the front panel,take out the 2 top 5/16 screws one on each side that go through the metal holders,they are the screws closest top the top lid,remember how the holders hook into the top cover and the catch is in the middle of each piece,now lift the top and spin the drum so the baffle(paddle) is on the top and you can get at the screws to tighten them,the top doesn't lift to far up so you might have to lay down and tighten them from the floor,this is how i've done it ,hope this helps

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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.

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Paddle in dryer tumbler broke off need to know how to attach new one.


Hi, UNPLUG the dryer. You should find two screws in the front lower part of the panel where it angels in. Remove those screws and pull the bottom toward you. The front panel should then release. Now you will need to locate the screws in each of the upper corners that hold the top to the cabinet. They will probably be 3/8" screws. The top should lift up. You can put the parts on this way. THe old screws are probably laying in the bottom of the dryer. You might need to add metal washers if the holes have longated. If I can assist you fyrther, please let me know.

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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.
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Kenmore Elite Dryer with loose paddle- can I glue?


Unplug the dryer.
Remove the lint filter.
Remove the screws at the lint filter opening.
Pop the lid clips on the left and right front corners of the cabinet.
Rotate the drum counterclockwise until a tumble vane(paddle) is at the 12 o'clock position.
Tighten the screws going through the drum.
Repeat this for the other 2 vanes.
Re-assemble the dryer.

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Inside paddle fell off


Depending on the type of door the dryer has, is how you approach the access of these dryers. Mostly though you yank out the filter first.Remove the 2 screws in the filter housing on top.Then use a putty knife to pop the top.Rotate the drum around and reach inside the drum. Re-attach that baffle.

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One of the 3 tumblers inside the dryer fell off.


either the top pries up and you'll have 2 screws on the inside front panel or you'll have 2 screws at the very bottom of the front panel those are the 2 basic ways of opening your dryer

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Dryer Paddle Loose


Take the four screws, out of the door and remove it. The front of the dryer will fold down and lift off, you will be able to see in side the dryer. If you want to lift the top remove the screws that are now exposed. Along with the brackets the top will now lift up.

This should allow you to access the tumbler.

Dec 10, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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