According to The Family Handyman magazine, the first step in disassembling a Kenmore dryer with the lint filter on the inside door is to remove the screws from the corners of the control panel. Next, flip the panel up and back to display the top panel's screws, remove the screws and lift the top panel off of the unit.Know More
The next step is to open the bottom panel by releasing the panel's spring catches. This can be done by inserting a putty knife into the slots located directly above the catches. Once the bottom panel is removed, remove the front panel by unscrewing the top and bottom screws.
For dryers with lint filters located on top of the machine, the first step in disassembling is to remove the screws located alongside the lint filter slot. The next steps are to release the spring catches that are located under the top panel, then tilt the panel up to remove the front panel screws.
To prevent electric shock, it is important for individuals to ensure that the dryer is unplugged before attempting to disassemble, repair or troubleshoot the unit. It is also important to turn off the gas shutoff valve prior to working on a gas dryer.Learn more about Washers & Dryers
A Kenmore dryer that doesn't heat usually has a faulty heating element. Also, its thermostat could be malfunctioning due to a restricted vent. Both problems are easily diagnosed and repaired.Full Answer >
Some common causes of a Kenmore dryer not spinning include a broken drum belt and problems with the dryer's motor or with the capacitor. Broken drum belts are the most common cause of a drum failing to spin, but mechanical problems with the motor and capacitor can cause the drum to remain in place.Full Answer >
Parts for a Kenmore dryer can be purchased online at RepairClinic.com and PartSelect.com, as of 2015. Each site's inventory can be searched by model or part number to simplify making a purchase.Full Answer >
To remove the back panel on a dryer, detach the exhaust ducting, elevate the dryer, remove all screws or bolts, and pop off the back panel. Before removing the back panel, unplug the dryer and move it away from the wall.Full Answer >