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How do I remove the front panel from my kenmore 80 series dryer to replace ignitor?

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Either you have to pry the top up with a wide flat screw driver or two screws at the very bottom of the front panel. Whichever it needs to be done the other end will be hooked in place. make sure you remove door switch wires before taking front panel off all the way. Good Luck

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