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I have a Maytag Dependable Care Plus/Heavy Duty dryer (LDE8704ACE) that has served me well with no problems for more than 16 years. Yesterday, it started making a thumping noise that sounded like a huge piece of metal was in the dryer. After taking everything out, I traced the noise to a loose bolt on one of the fins inside the tub. My question is how do I get the top off to tighten the bolt? I read about some clips in the front that could be "popped" with a putty knife, but after trying for 30 minutes, I can't get them to "pop". Any suggestions?

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Hi look at the lower bottom of front there are 2 screws pull from bottom hing out watch for door switch wires swing front around. look in side top left and right corners 2 5/16 or 3/8 bolts pull them out. lift top up you will see screws that hold fin. oh turn power off hope this helps jim

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

Testimonial: "Exactly what I needed...did not have to remove the top, I was able to reach the bolts on the fin from the front. Thanks."

  • juandolor Jan 15, 2011

    Dear Jim - I love you. I had the exact same problem with the exact same model. You saved my dryer

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