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Heater coil dryer works, no heat went to replace coil cant find it is it in the front of the drum or behind and how can i get to it without taking the whole thing apart. i have limited tools but have repaired newer models before but this one is old and i have never seen one like it

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Have to remove drum to acess hater coil ..all ge dryers are behind drum ck continuity first also ck for burnt wires

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