Dryer Top Wont CLose Down


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Old 08-06-23, 02:37 PM
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Dryer Top Wont CLose Down

Hello. I have a 9 year old Samsung dryer and today I took it apart to replace a broken heating element. All went fine and everything went back together nicely and line up. The issue is that the top wont snap shut on the left side. On the right side it is no issue but on the left side it just wont snap shut. I can not see anything restricting it at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated.






 
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Old 08-06-23, 02:46 PM
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Did you have a hard time getting the left side open compared to the right side? If the male & female parts are lining up left/right and front/back, I would suggest carefully "crimping" the male side a little bit with a pair of pliers and see if you can get it to snap shut.
 
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Old 08-06-23, 02:54 PM
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I opened both sides today and they seemed to open about the same. Now the right side closes shut by just looking at it! I have tried bending the metal a bit both ways actually and still no closing for the left side. I can try again though.
 
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Old 08-06-23, 03:43 PM
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Don't crimp it too much or it may break. That method of fastening the top to the bottom is pretty common on this type of appliance. Sometimes they can be a little stubborn to "close". If you try to squeeze the male part with pliers, does the part compress? How does it compare to the other side?
 
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I finally got it Bob. I did bend the metal a bit and then push in onn the male part with a flat head screwdriver while closing it. It's shut. Thanks for the advice.
 
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Great News! Thanks for letting us know.
 
 

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