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Door switch replacement

How do I open the dryer to access the door switch to replace it?

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REMOVE TWO SCREWS UNDER THE LINT FILTER DOOR.
USE A FLAT INSTRUMENT SUCH AS A PUTTY KNIFE TO PUSH AGAINST A SPING CLIP IN EACH OF THE FRONT CORNERS OF THE SPACE BETWEEN THE TOP AND FRONT.
ONCE THE SPRING CLIPS ARE PUSHED TOWARD THE BACK, YOU CAN LIFT THE TOP AND SWING IT BACK UP AND OUT OF THE WAY. IT IS HINGED AT THE BACK. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE DOOR SWITCH FROM THE OPENED TOP. IF NOT, REMOVE TWO SCREWS LOCATED TOWARD THE TOP FROM THE INSIDE OF THE CABINET.THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SWING THE FRONT
TOP TOWARD YOU. THE DRUM WILL FALL SLIGHTLY BECAUSE IT IS SUPPORTED BY THE FRONT. THIS SHOULD
GIVE YOU ENOUGH ROOM TO ACCESS THE SWITCH.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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