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.


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:


You can always contact Maytag but most likely they will tell you to contact the store where purchased.

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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.

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March 10, 20210 found this helpful

It is not safe to do that.

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March 21, 20210 found this helpful

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

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April 20, 20210 found this helpful

You should know that dryer installation must be performed by a qualified installer. And everything related to gas requires strict compliance with the requirements.


I read the gas dryer installation requirements and it says:
"The correct exhaust installation is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Problems due to incorrect installation are not covered by the warranty."
Removing the back panel not only compromises fire safety, but also changes the air circulation and can provoke incorrect heat. If your dryer breaks down, you will not be able to repair it under warranty, as removing the back panel is considered incorrect installation.
You can of course contact Maytag with this question, but I think you will get the same answer.

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