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How to take apart the LG Dryer

Thank you kindly for offered solutions. I'll see which one of those solutions will work, but at the moment, I'm having difficult time taking this dryer apart.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.
I have never personally worked on an LG product before, as I retired before this brand was introduced to the market.

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