How to Open an LG Electric Dryer
LG manufactures a line of household appliances, including electric dryers. When the dryer breaks down or develops an operating problem, it will be necessary to open the appliance to troubleshoot the interior components. You can gain access to the interior of an LG dryer by removing the screws that hold the top of the appliance to the cabinet. After that, it's mainly a matter of removing internal screws in the correct sequence, and then replacing them in reverse order.
Unplug the dryer's 3-prong electrical cord from the power outlet.
Pull the dryer away from the wall and turn to one side to access the back of the appliance.
Remove the screws at the top of the dryer on the back panel.
Push the cover of the dryer from the front toward the back to disengage it from the cabinet, then lift the front of the cover up a few inches and toward the back at an angle.
Remove the two screws inside the front corners that attach the cover to the control panel. this will disconnect the cover from the front control panel.
Unplug the control panel from the wire plugs connected to the knobs and buttons. Set aside the control panel
Remove the two screws that were hidden underneath the control panel. These screws hold the top of the front cabinet in place.
Open the dryer door in the front of the appliance and remove the screws just below the slot for the lint screen, keeping one hand braced against the front of the cabinet to prevent it from falling forward. Removing these screws will detach the front cabinet from the sides, exposing the motor, dryer drum, belts and the blower for circulating hot air.
- Reassemble the cabinet in reverse order.
- Do not plug in the dryer until the cabinet is fully assembled.
James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.
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