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Kemore Elite Dryer - no hot air

Dryer works fine except there is no heat. I have no idea how to check the pilot light and/or clean the ducts. Can you give me a diagram of where I need to locate these items? Thanks.

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Hi. thanks for the question . the problem you are having is with the coils, on the gas valve .replace those.To replace. remove the lint screen . 2 screws . remove them. with a flat screw driver .Pry the top up. clips at almost the corner . lift top. 2 screws in side the front.remove front panel. 2 coils on the gas valve 1 with 2 wires 1 with 3 wires . replace that part thanks the appliance doc

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Kenmore gas dryer heats at first, then cools off rest of cycle.

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