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How do I get to the ignitor in this model? There is no obvious opening - which I believe should be on the front (the back opening doesn't lead to the ignitor).

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You need to remove the top cover by using a putty knife to slip between the top and front cover and release the clips,then there are 2 screws that hold the front cover inside the front cover,then remove the drum belt and the drum and there will be the burner tube and ignitor

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