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Whirlpool/Kenmore Electric Dryer Left Door Hinge #8066057

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the left door hinge on Whirlpool electric dryers. The most common reason for replacing the hinge is if the hinge is broken or the dryer door does not open smoothly.

All of the information in this hinge replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Crosley, Roper, Estate, Maytag, Admiral, Amana

Tools used: hex socket, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, putty knife

Step By Step Instructions

1
As with any repair, be sure you’ve unplugged the appliance before beginning.
2
Your first step is to pull out the lint screen and remove the two screws near the opening.
3
Next, insert a putty knife under the front of the main top to release the two spring clips and rotate the top up.
4
Disconnect the door switch wires and remove the top front panel screws.
5
Now, lift the panel up and out
6
If your model has two front panels
7
Use a flathead screwdriver to release the clips above the lower panel to remove it.
8
Now, loosen the two screws at the bottom of the upper panel and lift the panel off.
9
Use pliers to remove both door springs.
10
Next, uninstall the screws that hold the door to the hinge, and set the door aside.
11
Remove the hinge mounting screws from the front panel and pull out the old door hinge.
12
Install the new door hinge by inserting it into the front panel and securing it with the screws.
13
Reinstall the door and reconnect the door springs.
14
You’re now ready to reinstall the front panel or panels.
15
If your model has a solid front panel, align the slots in the panel with the two retainer clips.
16
Line up the drum with the seal on the front panel and press the panel down until it locks into position.
17
If your model has two panels, align the slots in the upper panel with the screws while lining up the drum.
18
Tighten the screws and replace the lower panel by snapping it into position.
19
Now, reinstall the two screws on top and reconnect the door switch wires.
20
Rotate the main top back into place and press down on the front to secure the spring clips.
21
Install the two screws at the lint screen opening replace the lint screen and plug the appliance back in.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the left door hinge on Whirlpool electric dryers. The most common reason for replacing the hinge is if the hinge is broken or the dryer door does not open smoothly.

All of the information in this hinge replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Crosley, Roper, Estate, Maytag, Admiral, Amana

Tools used: hex socket, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, putty knife
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
As with any repair, be sure you’ve unplugged the appliance before beginning.
2
Your first step is to pull out the lint screen and remove the two screws near the opening.
3
Next, insert a putty knife under the front of the main top to release the two spring clips and rotate the top up.
4
Disconnect the door switch wires and remove the top front panel screws.
5
Now, lift the panel up and out
6
If your model has two front panels
7
Use a flathead screwdriver to release the clips above the lower panel to remove it.
8
Now, loosen the two screws at the bottom of the upper panel and lift the panel off.
9
Use pliers to remove both door springs.
10
Next, uninstall the screws that hold the door to the hinge, and set the door aside.
11
Remove the hinge mounting screws from the front panel and pull out the old door hinge.
12
Install the new door hinge by inserting it into the front panel and securing it with the screws.
13
Reinstall the door and reconnect the door springs.
14
You’re now ready to reinstall the front panel or panels.
15
If your model has a solid front panel, align the slots in the panel with the two retainer clips.
16
Line up the drum with the seal on the front panel and press the panel down until it locks into position.
17
If your model has two panels, align the slots in the upper panel with the screws while lining up the drum.
18
Tighten the screws and replace the lower panel by snapping it into position.
19
Now, reinstall the two screws on top and reconnect the door switch wires.
20
Rotate the main top back into place and press down on the front to secure the spring clips.
21
Install the two screws at the lint screen opening replace the lint screen and plug the appliance back in.

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