Here's the link to the maintenance kit ==> http://www.repaircli...er=417.79042990
And here's how to install it:
Source: Kenmore Gas Dryer Thermal Fuse 417.79042990
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Looking at the rear of dryer---the TOP COVER has what looks like "hinges"
At each plastic "hinge"---there are 2 phillips-type screws---remove only the lower screws at each "hinge".
Grasp the TOP COVER and slide rear about 2 inches---lift off & remove.
Standing at the front of the dryer---remove the WATER DISPENSER TRAY (release tab is at the bottom of the drawer).
Remove the 2 phillips screws that are now visible with the WATER DISPENSER DRAWER removed.
At the right-hand side of the CONTROL PANEL---remove a single phillips screw from the corner (opposite side of panel).
Disconnect plugs/wires that are directly behind the *jog dial* of the CONTROL PANEL
Remove the CONTROL PANEL---a small flat screwdriver helps to unsnap the **tabs** that secure the CONTROL PANEL
With the CONTROL PANEL removed---remove the 5 screws which secure the entire FRONT PANEL/COVER of the dryer. These screws are located at the top of the front panel---and were not visible with the CONTROL PANEL installed.
Pull the FRONT PANEL towards you just enough to allow unplugging the DOOR SWITCH
Lift the entire FRONT PANEL an inch or so & remove
Remove the LINT FILTER & place it inside the Drum
Looking at the front of the dryer---you'll notice a DUCT HOUSING (silver)
Remove the 2 phillips screws from the DUCT & slide it down-and-away.
With a bright flashlight---examine the BLOWER HOUSING---remove any clothing/obstruction
Re-assemble in reverse order
Remove the three hex-head screws from the rear flange of the dryer’s top cover.
Lift the rear of the top cover and slide it back so the tabs clear the catches on the bracket,
and remove the cover from the unit.
NOTE: Make sure that the tabs slide under the bracket catches when you reinstall the top cover.
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