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How do I open a Kenmore Dryer to check the parts? It is not heating up. Everything else works. Model no. 96284110. Electric.

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If its just a simple matter of wanting to get to your heating circuits, follow these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer before servicing.
2. Remove the lower kick panel under the dryer door by inserting a putty knife along the seam (about 2 inches in from each side) to depress the release clips.
3. The heating circuits are located on the right hand side under the drum.

If you need to gain full access, you will need to perform the following (in addition to removing the lower panel).

1. Remove the operator console by loosening the mounting screws in the rear.
2. With the console removed, there should be three hex screws along the dryer top panel under the console. Remove those and the panel should slide forward and off.
3. Remove the door hinge springs and hold the door shut with your hand or tape it shut with duct tape. Without the springs the door can fall open.
4. Remove the four panel screws and disconnect the door switch wiring harness and lift the front panel out of the way.
5. Kneel down and place your left shoulder against the front edge of the drum. While holding the drum in place with your shoulder, grasp the idler pulley under the drum and push to the right to release the belt from the drive motor.
6. Leave the belt wrapped around the drum and lift the entire drum out of the dryer.

This will give you unobstructed full access to the dryer interior and heating circuits. With the dryer disassembled, this is a great time to clean the entire interior from lint and lubricate the drum support rollers. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you need further assistance.

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