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Need possible coil replacement. Is this complicated for someone who has not done dryer repair?

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No. It may be impossible for someone who's never done it, but nothing is impossible for someone willing to try. Get your replacement coils and tear your dryer down to the coils. Restring the coils, reassemble, and you're done!
There is an excellent series on YouTube entitled "Kenmore Dryer Repair" Look them over, and you'll be a pro at it!
Best regards, --W/D-- Please feel free to rate this solution!

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