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How to tighten the fin of the older maytag dryer

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Hi pull the front off 2 screws lower front. pull out from bottom. look for door switch wires be careful not to pull them off. look under top in the corners you will see 2 bolts. i think they are 3/8. lift top you will see how to tighten the fin up i think 2 phillips screws hold tho fin in place hope that helps jim

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