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Old 01-14-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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Removing dryer lint

Does anyone know how to take the front off of a front-load dryer? It's made by Whirlpool. I looked in the manual, but it says something like, 'contact a professional'. Three or four years ago I watched a repair man take it apart and thought it looked pretty easy, but I can't remember how he did it.

I'd like to do it soon because he found a chunk of singed lint and other lint near the motor and in other places where it shouldn't have been. I tried the 'As Seen On TV' dryer brush set, but it only does just so much.

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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I have worked on several older GE dryers and seen others appart. The ones I have done are hinged at the back and have a pair of v shape spring clips pointing down into the side walls of the dryer about 6" back from the front. A flat edge like a good putty knife might help you pop the top. Don't use a large screwdriver as you risk chipping the finish.


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Old 01-14-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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Not sure how similar it is to my year old LG but I had to remove some the top screws in the back. This allowed me to slide the top back and lift off. From there I was able to access the remainder of the screws to loosen the front panel and the screw for the front cover. The bottom of the front cover was slotted and I just had to lift to remove.

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