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Kenmore pedestal for the front loading elite washer and dryer

Hi can you tell me if and how the drawers can be removed in the pedestals?

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Some pedistals have a screw on drawer just behind front on end of rail newer ones have a small black lever on each side ..pull drawer completely out lever is about midway at end of inner rail pull lever 1 up other down drawer will pull off rail reinstall by sliding rails back together and pusing all the way in

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