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A tumbler fin

The tumbler fin is loose. how do I get to it to tighten it up?

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  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    my problem is the same as Mr Phillip's one of the fins is loose and I can't figure our how to remove the top of the dryer. A previous Maytag that we owned had a problem and I was able to lay the top back by prying up on the top. Is that still possible with these newer models? The fin has loosened enough to allow some of the items in the machine to get caught up under the fin. Please send me the proper steps to fix this problem.
    Thank you for your help


  • angelchris Jul 24, 2008

    the fin need to be tighten in our atlanis gas dryer how do we get in it?

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This isn't much help, but those fins will break off. I have had them break off. I am ordering some new ones, called "baffles" and will be installing them. I hope I can the top open on the machine.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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Pop the top, remove the front, the drum will come free. Take pictures of how the belt goes around the motor. Fix your "fin" and reverse.



The top is held down by spring clips.

Thanks for your interest in FixYa.com

a

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Thanks for your interest in FixYa.com

a

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and the two opposite
lift and remove the door
once the door is off
you can pull the front panel off
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