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Back Panel of Gas Dryer?

March 10, 2021

I have a new Maytag gas dryer, but it is deeper than my previous dryer. I have removed the back panel to allow extra space for the vent pipe, and so I can close an adjoining door.

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Is it safe to leave this back panel off? It is not structural.

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March 10, 20210 found this helpful
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I do not believe you should leave this panel off due to accumulation of dust that is around any dryer.
But; that said; you should contact the store where purchased and ask them your question as otherwise you may be violating your warranty and that would not be good.
If you do not wish to go this route then you need to contact someone who knows if this is safe or what else can you do.
There are some forums that help with problems like this but it will be a little trouble as you have to join the group and they may want pictures to better understand your problem:
forum.appliancepartspros.com/.../t434717-maytag-dryer-repair
forum.partsdr.com/forum.php?s=64b0a634e20ea9a9f4ac5715f45a3175
www.applianceblog.com/.../

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You can always contact Maytag but most likely they will tell you to contact the store where purchased.
www.maytag.com/.../contact-us.html

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March 10, 20210 found this helpful

I would definitely contact Maytag to see if it is OK to leave the back panel off the dryer. (This doesn't sound safe IMHO.) Here's the manual for a Maytag gas dryer.
www.maytag.com/.../installation-instructions-W10755020...

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March 10, 20210 found this helpful

It is not safe to do that.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 255 Posts
March 21, 20210 found this helpful

No. That back panel acts as a fire wall. It needs to stay on.

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