My large baffle only has one screw holding it. Can I keep the baffle and only get the two screws I need to reattach it and how do I get to the area to fix it?
Answer Hello Dee,
Unplug the unit and open the door. Remove the screws that secure the door hinges to the front panel. Remove the door and "twist" the top end of the front panel to release it from the retaining tabs. Tilt the main front out toward you and lift it off of the bottom clips. Now remove the two 5/16 inch hex head screws that hold the clips on that are holding the main top down. Once these are off, the main top can be raised.
The baffle should be completely removed for inspection. If the holes are stripped, the baffle 33002032 will have to be replaced so it can hold the screw. The missing screws will, by the way, be in the bottom of the unit so you will not need to order replacement screws 33002973 unless you cannot find them. If the baffle seems to be OK, since the screw came out once before, squirt a dab of silicone sealant into the hold before reinstalling the screw to hold the baffle in place. This normally prevents the baffle screw from backing out again unless the hole is "wallowed out".
Is it ok to use the dryer with only 2 baffles til a repairman can come out?
Answer Hello Rianna. It should be fine until you get it repaired, but can tear clothes on the screw holes for the baffles 33001755. Hope this helps.
The short baffle has fallen off. How do I get to it to and what screws do I need? Thanks
Answer Hello Kim. You will need to remove the door, and the clips and the front panel of the dryer. Once removed, you will remove the two brackets holding the top assembly down. Then raise the top and turn the tub by hand until you can install the baffle 33001755. You will use 33002973 for the baffle screws. Hope this helps.
One of my baffles is missing, do I need all three for the dryer to work properly ?
Answer Hello John. Yes, you will need to replace the missing baffle 33001755 for the dryer to work properly. Hope this helps.