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Old 05-31-2013, 10:56 AM
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Model Number: LE8517W2   Brand: Amana   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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First time on a dryer w/o easy access to everything from rear panel. Some troubleshooting can be done for the no heat issue (all else works) but most requires access to the parts listed in title. How do take this thing apart properly?


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Old 06-01-2013, 02:36 AM
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Here are the parts breakdowns, should help you visualize how the unit is put together.
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To Open It UP
Front
a. While supporting the lower access panel, remove two screws from bottom edge of lower front access panel
b. Gently lower the access panel to disengage guide lugs from bottom edge of front panel.
c. Remove two screws holding tabs on front panel to dryer side panels. Swing the bottom of front panel away from dryer far enough to disengage hold-down clips and guide lugs from cabinet top.
d. Disconnect wires from door switch.
Top
e. Remove two cabinet top hold-down screws.
f. Lift cabinet top to a vertical position by hinging it on the rear top hinges.
NOTE: Cabinet top may be raised and hinged on the rear hold-down hinges or supported against wall behind dryer while servicing.
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