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I have an old Kenmore front load dryer. It has been great. The door opens downward and is supported by a wire lead, one on each side of the door. Both wire supports to the door have broken. How do I repair these wire supports that hold the door when it is open. It appears I need to take the front panel off and it appears I have to take the dryer apart to do so?? Serial number is M81029349 and the model number is 76876100 thank you so much for you assistance.

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First of all, UNPLUG the dryer if you plan on servicing the inside. There are still dangerous voltages present with the dryer turned off.

Lift the front of the dryer slightly in order to place a block of wood under the front feet (I recommend a couple of small pieces of 2 x 4). This will give you access to the screws without having to hold the machine up at the same time. There should be a couple of torx style screws under the bottom seam of the panel. Remove these screws and the panel should drop down and come off. Sometimes these panels can stick. If this occurs, tap on the side slightly and it shoudl come free. I hope this helps you. If you have any further questions, please post back with your comments.

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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SOURCE: removing front panel on kenmore dryer

I was able to fix my dryer on my own. the problem was, i was instructed to access an area that wasn't correct for the needed repair.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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tc7059d4.jpg9729365.jpg3403fe5.jpgThe wiring diagram for your dryer is shown in the first image below. A thermal fuse is normally in the circuit to the igniter on many gas dryers. I recommend checking this fuse. On dryer model 11073032102, you can access this fuse by _unplugging the dryer, shutting off the gas supply,_ and removing the bottom front service panel as shown in the second image below. On some Kenmore dryers, you have to remove the back panel to access the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is located on the blower housing . The third image shows the location and replacement procedure. To test the thermal fuse, remove at least one wire (with the dryer still unplugged) and measure the resistance across the leads of the fuse with a volt/ohm meter. You should measure near zero ohms (continuity). If you measure infinite resistance (open), then the thermal fuse is blown and will need to be replaced.NOTE: If the thermal fuse is blown, check the venting for your dryer. Restricted exhaust venting can cause the thermal fuse to blow.

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Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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My dryer of the same model number had the same issue. The teflon/plastic wear points are worn out or have fallen off. They are about $22.00 plus shipping at the site below. Disconnect the power, lift (with force) the top off at the front of the dryer and you will have access to remove and replace.

Felt glide assembly - Upper felt seal with three glides attached. Comes with adhesive.
Part Number: AP2150497 made by FRIGIDAIRE

www.appliancepartspros.com/modelsearch_model.aspx?part_id=2150497&&model_id=301211

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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Check the video at the following link and see if you find the information helpful in changing the door switch. Sure hope it does and best wishes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC8SY3cU1Yc&feature=PlayList&p=A8EAB62928245279&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=61

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