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By the number you provided its made for kenmore by whirlpool,you need to take a thin putty knife and at the top of the front cover slip the putty knife in at about 4 inches from each side and pop the top cover up,then raise cover and support in the upward position so as not to break the wires from the control panel,then inside at the 2 top corners of the front panel there will be 2 screws( 3/8") remove these and tilt front cover outward,then unplug door wire harness and set front cover aside,from there you can access the ignitor from there below the drum,use a 1/4" nut driver to loosen the screw that secures the ignitor and unplug the 2 white colored wires at the plug connected to the ignitor,then replace the ignitor(its a flat style ignitor on these units) also be careful to NOT touch the new ignitors carborundum tip as doing so will make it burn out soon due to the oil on your fingers,only hold it at the porcelin body part,then reverse dis-assembly to put unit back together

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ck/replace the 2 black coils on valve they will sometimes fail after 1st start up slight chance it may be flame sensor mounted on side of burner to ck remove the 2 wires and short together temporaily if flame stays on and reignites ckd vent system first bad flame may cause sensor to shut it off if flame/vent ok replace sensor

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The valve on the pilot may need to be replaced. The springs get worn and wont stay up. Otherwise you could replace the entire pilot unit with a kit.

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Kenmore gas dryer 80 series model 11074842400 takes twice as long for it to dry and vent is clean and clear


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Note: Sometimes the whole gas valve may be defective, thus not letting the gas out. However, this problem is not common.

2. Thermal fuse
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