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Cannot find solenoids

I am trying to replace the solenoids on my kenmore 11072702101, but I cannot figure out how to get to it.

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First, unplug the appliance and turn off the gas.

You will need to lift the top panel of the dryer by pulling it towards you and lifting up. Sometimes placing a putty knife in the seam at the point where the retaining clips are along the front, will help to release it.

With the top panel released, disconnect the door switch connector wires and ground wire on the front panel. Remove the two screws that hold the front panel to the side panels. There will be one on each side. The front panel will lift up slightly, and off, exposing the dryer interior.

Release the belt tension for the idler pulley near the drive motor and lift the drum (with the belt attached) out of the cabinet. You should now have full access the the burner assembly.

Go to and type in the model number you provided. Look under the "Burner Assembly" heading for items 13 and 14. These are the gas valve solenoids you will need to replace. I don't know where the previous quote came from, but these solenoids do not cost any where near $200 dollars. It is highly recommended that you replace BOTH of them at the same time. The part numbers are 694539 and 694540.

NOTE: You can also find both these parts at for much less. Use the part numbers I provided and use the "Search by Part Number" feature. I still referenced the Sears website, because they offer excellent exploded view diagrams you can use to assist you. I could not find your model number listed on the second site, but the part numbers are still available.

If you still have questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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Gas valve solenoid kit is almost 200 dollars. Go to enter model # and see if that helps you locate it. I found it and you should too Good Luck

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