To access the dryer interior cabinet, follow these steps:
1. Unplug the dryer and turn off gas supply before servicing.
2. Remove the lint screen on the top of the dryer and locate the two screws under it.
3. Remove the two screws and the the top panel will lift up.
4. Disconnect the door switch connector plug and the ground wire (if installed). You may have to use a small flat blade screwdriver to unlock the tabs on the connector.
5. Locate the two mounting screws that hold the front panel to the two side panels. There should be one on each side of the dryer. Place your body against the front panel to keep the door closed and to support as you remove the screws.
6. With the front panel screws removed, grasp the entire front panel in the top center and lift straight up to remove.
You should be able to access the burner assembly now. You shouldn't have to remove the drum, but you can if it will give you better access. To do so, simply release the belt tension by taking the idler pulley and lifting up on the wheel. Remove the belt from the drive motor shaft and leave the belt wrapped around the drum. Using the belt as a handle, you can lift straight up and the entire drum will come out of the dryer.
NOTE: The idler pulley may come detached from the dryer cabinet floor when the belt tension is removed. This is normal.
Remember how the belt goes back in the dryer. If you forget you can re-install the belt and pulley by following these steps:
1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the groove side facing the drum. (Try to line the belt up with the wear marks already on the drum from the previous belt).
2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)
3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt
UNDER the wheel with your right hand and pull it up and over the drive motor pulley.
If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to repairclinic.com. Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for Whirlpool
and refer to diagram H.
Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws. NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.
NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them.
If you still have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
NOTE: To avoid any confusion, your Kenmore dryer is manufactured by Whirlpool. The "110" prefix in the model number identifies the manufacturer.