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How do you remove the front of the kenmore 80 gas dryer

I need to replace the gas valve coils but can't find where they're at

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You need to remove the panel at the top, then you remove the top, then the front, screws for front are inside of dryer. Go to www.appliancepartspros.com and put in your brand and model number. It will pull up all parts for your dryer including schematics that you can enlarge and print of the whole breakdown of you dryer. This will really help you to take apart and put together. Gas coils are at bottom under drum.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Serios 80 Gas Dryer - Replacing Gas Valve Coils

I haven't done coils in a while, You will need to remove the top and front panel to access the coils. The top should have catches that allow you to grasp the top by the back corners and pull forward slightly releasing the catch for left an right sides, other will have to have the top console removed to reveal 3 hex screw to pull the top off. Once done get a 5/16 and remove two hex screws left and right on the inside edges holding the front on, also unplug the harness to the door switch, by now the machine should be unplugged. the coils have a flange over them held on by some phillip screws. the orifice is preset so dont mess with adjustments, they should pop out and pop in

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