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How do I replace the timer in a Kenmore 70 Series Dryer

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ALWAYS DISCONECT THE DRYER FROM THE POWER OUTLET FIRST !!!

POP THE SIDE TRIM ON THE HEAD PANEL OUT, THER E IS 2 PIECES ONE ON EACH SIDE LIFT THE BOTTOM PORTION OF THE TRIM THEN THE TOP OF IT TO REMOVE IT ,

TAKE OFF THE 2 PHILIPS SCREWS ON THE HEAD PANEL,*ONE ON EACH SIDE* JIGGLE THE HEAD PANEL A LIL AN LIFT IT


UNPLUG THE TIMER CABLE RIBBON FROM IT
AN UNSCREW THE TIMER FROM THE HEAD PANEL

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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