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I have a kenmore series 70 dryer (model # 78702894) gas dryer that is running but no heat. How safe is it for me to disconnect the gas line so I can remove the rear panel?

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I am having a similar problem (I get heat for about 7 minutes then it stops heating) and just removed the back housing.  I did not have to disconnect the gas line to do this.  Just removed several screws. If your model is constructed differently and the gas line has to be disconnected, make sure you turn the gas off at the shut off switch back at the gas pipe.
Reading on your issue suggests to start by cleaning out all vent hoses to clear any lint obstructions.  I would start there and see if things improved then proceed to removing the back housing to get at the stuff in there.

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