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jonrdad

09:14AM | 07/06/08
Member Since: 07/04/08
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Bvelectrical
OK, so now it seems like I should replace the thermistor in my Kenmore dryer. I don't want to force anything--how do I get into my Kenmore model 110.71082000. I've seen the guides for some dryers, but none that look quite like mine. And the guides assume you know what parts to remove to get in there...

Thanks for your help!!

Jonathan

DanO

11:30AM | 07/06/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
On your model the lower front access is removable. It pulls away from the rest of the cabinet toward its top and then lifts off the lower retaining clips.

BTW. It's best if you post follow ups as replies to your original message rather than starting a new one each time. That way all messages on the same topic will be kept together in a single message thread so others can follow it from start to finish.

JFYI

Dan O.

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jonrdad

01:57PM | 07/06/08
Member Since: 07/04/08
6 lifetime posts
The upper left side feels looser than the upper right, but putting both hands on the left side near the top and my knee beneath the door and pulling with all my might doesn't work.

Just keep pulling? Feels like I need a crow bar...

jonrdad

03:08PM | 07/06/08
Member Since: 07/04/08
6 lifetime posts
Now I remember that even though I know what part to buy and what the part looks like, I don't have a picture of where it actually goes in this dryer.

Could I get a link?

Thanks!

Jonathan

DanO

07:24PM | 07/06/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Just keep pulling? **

The guys that do it day in and day out build up really strong fingers. It might also be able to be pried loose at the top using a putty knife (not screwdriver) between it and the cabinet at the side. Being careful not to chip the paint of course.

** I don't have a picture of where it actually goes **

Me neither. It mounts on the blower housing.

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Dryer

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jonrdad

08:17PM | 07/06/08
Member Since: 07/04/08
6 lifetime posts
I have to remove the metal cover on the left, ~4 hex head screws? Once I do that will it be easy to pop the old one out and plug the new one in?

It looks like it just plugs in, right:

www.repairclinic.com/...PartID=548392&PPStack=1

Thanks for all your help!

DanO

11:25PM | 07/06/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
Yes the wires just push onto its terminals.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Dryer

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jonrdad

07:37PM | 07/18/08
Member Since: 07/04/08
6 lifetime posts
DanO, thanks for all the support. I bought the part from repairclinic.com and plugged it in. Simple and it seems to have worked! Plus, I got to pull out 7 years of lint, etc that was stuck in the blower area.

Jonathan

DanO

08:59PM | 07/18/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** it seems to have worked! **

Glad to hear it. Thanks for the follow up.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Dryer

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