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Fixing loose drum paddle

Your solution sounds easy, except you don't explain how to lift the top of the dryer. There are no visible screws or latches. What do I do?

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Depends on brand /model most have release catches on front corners..some whirpool /kenmore require removing console screws and lifting console up and back 3 screws are then removed along back and top slides forward and off

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