Opening the cabinet of Maytag (including Atlantis) models
|Disconnect the power source to your dryer before you begin to open its cabinet. Either unplug the unit from the wall outlet, remove the appropriate fuse from the fuse box, or flip the appropriate breaker in your home's circuit breaker panel.|
For these machines, two different types of cabinets are used. There are older style cabinets, and newer style cabinets. The older style cabinets are fairly straight forward. We will look at them first.
Two screws are located at the bottom of the older cabinet's front. One in either corner. Remove both screws and then lift the panel until the clips that are found at the top of the panel disengage. Disconnect the door switch and any other wiring, taking careful note of which wires are to be reconnected where.
With the front panel removed, you will notice two screws inside the cabinet, just below the cabinet top, in each corner. Remove each screw and lift the cabinet top.
Removing the newer style cabinets for these machines, the ones with the wrap-around doors, can be a
Open the door of the dryer. Remove each of the four screws you find on the inside. There are clips holding the front panel to the dryer unit. In order to disengage these clips and release the front panel, the top corners of the front panel each have to be "rolled" outwards. With the clips disengaged, tilt the front panel forward and lift it up to
You can now remove the dryer's door and cabinet top. Lift the door off its hinges and jiggle it out of its slots. To remove the cabinet top, slide it forward and lift it up.