Model #79681022900 KENMORE ELITE Residential Dryer

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Cooling feature on Kenmore Elite Model #796.81022900 79681022900 Kenmore Elite Dryer


how do I take my kenmore model 796.81022900 apart to replace heater assembly? 79681022900 Kenmore Elite Dryer


Thank you for choosing and being a valued member. I can certainly assist you in locating the instructions to replace the heater on your dryer. 

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Back cover:

1. Open the top plate.

2. Remove the Cover Cabinet and Tub Drum [Front].

3. Remove the Drum assembly.

4. Remove 7 screws.

5. Pull the Tub Drum [Rear] towards the front.

Tub front:

1. Open the top plate.

2. Remove Cover Cabinet.

3. Disconnect the door lamp and electro 

sensor connector.

4. Remove 4 screws.

5. Disassemble the Tub Drum [Front].

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If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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HFederico -
Sears Technician
October 28, 2014

Object stuck in dryer vent Kenmore Elite model number 796.81022900 796.81022900


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You can remove the dryer vent assembly, but you will need to disassemble the dryer to gain access to it. It will connect from the blower housing to the exhaust port on the rear panel. Before going to that extent, you may want to try using a dryer lint brush through the rear exhaust port and try snaking it out. That would be a much easier option depending on what's stuck and how jammed it could be. You could also try taking an air compressor and shooting compressed air through the opening on the front where the lint screen mounts and see if you could push it back, but once again it would be dependent upon what's stuck and if it's jammed in. 
Hope this helps. Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help assist you. Thanks for using 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
March 18, 2014

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