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Re: removing front panel
The first thing to do is to remove the plastic plug on the lower left front corner of the dryer. it is just a small square plastic piece. This way you can see if the ignitor is glowing red. But to answer your question, You remove the 2 screws underneth the lint filter. Then the top will just pop up with a screwdriver. Then there is 2 5/16 screws holding the front on. (this is for the most common kenmore. If this sounds all wrong i will tell how the other model comes upart.
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Remove the front access panel you should see the gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor If any part of the burner assembly looks damaged then a malfunction will occur and this will be the cause of no heat
Take 3 screws out of bottom side of Z shaped metal part on the back of the dryer's top. Stand in front of dryer and use the palms of your hands to sharply push dryer top back about 2 inches and lift top off. Open door and remove screw at 4 and 8 O'Clock position. Remove control panel (ususally 2 screws and a bunch on retaining plastic parts along the top side) and set on top of dryer or unplug electrical plugs and set aside. Remove screws at top of front panel. Unplug light bulb and door switch. Tilt front panel forward and lift off bottom tabs, then unplug moisure sensor wire at bottom, allowing front panel to be set aside. Remove 4 screws at sides of drum support assembly, lift up and off. Release belt, and remove drum. (easier to do if flat metal part originally right behind control panel is removed first) Use belt as a handle and lift drum out of dryer, allowing access to burner assembly. Change burner orfice and regulator blocker. Re-assemble and test.
with front off it will short cycle. If ignitor glows and then goes out without lighting, you have bad burner coils. The 2 black round things on burner assembly. Unplug unit then unplug coils and remove bracket with 2 screws. install coils and test.
The igniter can be accessed for replacement through the front of the dryer by removing the front panel. Once the front panel is removed, unplug the igniter from the gas valve assembly then remove the screws securing it to the burner assembly. Secure the new igniter in place then plug it to the gas valve assembly. Disconnect power to the dryer prior to servicing to avoid the risk of electric shock. Take extra care in handling the igniter to avoid breaking it into pieces due to its fragility.
The front panel can be removed by removing the four screws located vertically along the
inside lip of the door opening. These screws hold the front panel to
the front shroud assembly.
Once the four screws are removed,
grasp and press in on the upper edges of the front panel posts then
twist it inward to release the clips holding it to the cabinet. Tilt
the top of the front panel and move it away from the dryer. Follow these steps in reverse order when reinstalling the front panel.
If the dryer is gas this could be caused by a restricted burner assembly causing the burner to be yellow and create soot. You will need to pull the bottom front panel off and inspect the burner flame. If there is not bottom front removable panel or burner inspection cap then you will need to remove the back panel on the dryer. The burner chould look blue(not yellow and soft). If you find the burner yellow you will need to clean out the compartment of lint then use compressed air to cler the burner assembly. After you have done this check the burner flame and m,ake sure it is blue. If it is you have fixed the problem.
DOES YOUR DRYER HAVE THE LINT SCREEN ON THE TOP? IF SO, REMOVE THAT AND TAKE TWO SCREWS OF(CARE NOT TO DROP IT INTO THE VENT). PULL THE TOP PANEL TOWARD YOU LITTLE BIT AND LIFT UP, THERE WILL BE TWO 5/16 SCREWS INSIDE FRONT PANEL, REMOVE AND UNPLUG THE LID SWITCH CONNECTOR, FRONT PANEL WILL COME OUT. THE GAS VALVES AND COILS ASSEMBLY WILL BE ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT. UNPLUG AND TAKE THE SCREWS OFF THE BRACKET AND REPLACE COILS. CHECK FOR CONTINUITY ON COILS, IT SHOULD READ 1.3 TO 1.9 OHMS. THE ONE WITH THREE TERMINAL, CHECK OHM FROM MIDDLE TERMINAL TO OUTSIDE TERMINALS.
I find that quite often the ignitor is out of alignment or the glass window is covered with lint. a gas dryer blows air through a
burner assembly to heat the air. The burner assembly consists
essentially of a gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor. If any
part of the burner assembly malfunctions, the result will be low
or no heat and slow drying of the clothes.
There are two common styles of ignitors,
glow ignitors and spark ignitors. The ignitor ignites the gas
either by heating up and glowing, or by sparking. If the ignitor
fails, the dryer will not heat.
The easiest way to check the ignitor
is to observe it. Remove the small access panel in front, select
a high temperature setting and start the dryer. Watch the burner
assembly, shortly after starting the dryer the ignitor should
begin to glow or spark. If you see it glow or spark, then the
ignitor is working.
Open the burner access door and then turn the dryer on. Watch
inside the burner compartment for the glow coil to light up and glow.
If all the controls are set correctly on the front control panel and
the dryer is running, but the glow coil fails to glow, you've located
the defective part. The glow coil will need to be replaced. To
remove the coil, turn off the gas first. Unplug the dryer from the
electrical wall plug. Then remove the entire gas valve as an assembly.
The nut on the gas valve to remove it from the gas supply pipe turns
counter clockwise. There will be small sheet metal screws used to
secure the plate to which the burner assembly parts are attached. The
plate holds the entire assembly and is attached to the bottom of the
dryer's cabinet. Next, remove the glow coil from the burner
assembly. Take the entire assembled part to the local appliance retail
parts store for a replacement coil. Glow igniters are fragile and they
break easily. Handle and install the new igniter carefully. Glow
igniters are a non-returnable and non-refundable electric component.
Be advised that some new replacement igniters do not come with quick
disconnect ends. In this case, it is OK to cut off the quick,
disconnect from the old igniter and attach it to the new igniter.
Simply clip off the wires several inches above, disconnect the old
igniter, attach to the wires of the new igniter, and wire nut the two
ends together. Repeat the process to attach the other set of wires and
wire nut them together. There is no positive nor negative polarity to
be concerned with.
First remove the door.
then the front panel and top
Hold start and door button to begin.
now look at the burner assembly
The bar should heat up
then gas valve opens
If the bar doesent light check for 120vac at plug to it.
If it lights ,but goes out quickly, it is the flame sensor.
there's no fuses on the unit. the cord connects to the control panel, the motor and the gas controller. you may need to remove the door and some screws holding the front panel in place. the panel will come forward and there may be some wires to disconnect for the light. the panel bottom has two tangs and notches they fit into. on the right bottom is the burner - check to see if anything is loose in the burner tube. maybe there's some loose change inside the drum or the blower housing. check the klixon thermostats on the burner and blower housing. the flame sensor may be loose