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Kenmore Serios 80 Gas Dryer - Replacing Gas Valve Coils

I knw my problem is the gas valve coils but I do not know how to replace them. Can You Help?

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I haven't done coils in a while, You will need to remove the top and front panel to access the coils. The top should have catches that allow you to grasp the top by the back corners and pull forward slightly releasing the catch for left an right sides, other will have to have the top console removed to reveal 3 hex screw to pull the top off. Once done get a 5/16 and remove two hex screws left and right on the inside edges holding the front on, also unplug the harness to the door switch, by now the machine should be unplugged. the coils have a flange over them held on by some phillip screws. the orifice is preset so dont mess with adjustments, they should pop out and pop in

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