This is driving me insane! After about 3 years of service I thought it would be a good idea to clean the lint in the dryer. The heater element at the back of the unit was a piece of cake because it is easily accessible. I also vacuumed the lint from the bottom of the machine accessing it through the vent exhaust opening at the back, which was not great but OK. Now I want to open the unit to vacuum it and clean it up inside around the motor and the drum. This is where I got stumped. How do you remove the top lid? I cannot find that info on the Web and calling to Bosch asking for service manual was futile exercise. I think they automatically assume that all their appliance users are idiots and therefore don't have the right to open their own dryer? Anyway, what I found so far is that the lid is held at the back by 2 brackets that look like a hinges so I am assuming the lid should open from the front. By peaking inside, it seems to be held in place by some plastic bracket on each side, about 5 inches from the front. So guys, what is the trick to release this?
Thanks for the help.