Author Topic: How Do I remove the top of my dryer  (Read 1786 times)

Offline Samanth

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How Do I remove the top of my dryer
« on: March 19, 2009, 02:21:52 PM »
My dryer let out a big burst of hot air last night, although it was not on, nor had it been on. This morning, it stopped heating, guessing it is the heating element, but I really don't know. All I need to know is how to remove the top (as if that's gonna do me alot of good) Thanks a million!!

Model LDE482

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Re: How Do I remove the top of my dryer
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 03:10:15 PM »
Unplug the dryer.
Take a phillips screwdriver and remove the 2 screws on the bottom right and left sides of the dryer. About 3 inches up from the floor.
Pull the front panel forward, then up to release the clips.
The heater will be on your bottom right side.
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Re: How Do I remove the top of my dryer
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 12:57:32 PM »
Once I do all of this is there some sure fire way to determine if it is the heating element? Is there gonna be a neon sign saying "Problem here:"  cause I am kinda...well to be honest, I lack common sense. Any advice will be appreciated...thanks in advance!!

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Re: How Do I remove the top of my dryer
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 02:19:01 PM »
Your problem sounds more like a short circuit in the dryer.
Yes, it could be related to the heater.
Sorry about your lack of knowledge regarding appliance repair.
We can only help you so much over the net.
You've got to have the right tools and be able to follow instructions that can become complicated.
If you feel you are up to it, lets us know.
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Re: How Do I remove the top of my dryer
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009, 01:18:12 PM »
  :D Just a huge THANK YOU to you guys for your answers! You rock! When I unplugged the dryer from the wall (dreading the work to follow) I noticed the plug was loose. I plugged my dryer into the next dryer plug down...and VOLIA! I have a working dryer!!! Thanks for all the input, you guys are really great!

 

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