Kenmore gas dryer door switch


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Old 08-22-08, 01:55 PM
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Kenmore gas dryer door switch

My Kenmore gas dryer door switch went out and I want to replace it. I tryed to lift the top cover off but it will only lift up about four inches, I'm trying not to damage anything. Has somebody had this problem before? Appreciate your help.
 
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If you have one of those long curved lint screens that goes downward through that top panel near the back, there are 2 screws inside when you raise up the lint screen cover, that have to be unscrewed. Then the top panel wil raise all the way.
 
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Hello ecman51, this morning, I got up and went to see if I had any replies to my problem and there you were. I want to thank you very much. I appreciate your help.
 
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Did that happen to be the reason, you could not open it all the way, or not?
 
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Yes it was, and it just took me about ten minutes to replace the switch. Thanks again.
 
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And thank YOU for responding. It be nice if everyone would let us know how things turned out..
 
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I have a Kenmore 80 Series gas dryer, 118.72812101, with a bad door switch. Can someone detail exactly how to lift the front so I can get to the switch? Also, any suggestions where to buy the switch? Thanks
 
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Read the rest of the post in this thread will tell you how to do it. Here is a link to your machine
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...er=11072812101
Look in cabinet and switch will be there. Also should be able to get switch ae any appliance repair store
 
 

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