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When changing heat elements it's best to replace them all they are sometimes sold as kits there are high and low temperature elements that are tin like devices about the size of a qauter and larger and when you get the kit it might have 2 or 4 devices that are pretty simple to change because it will be hard to know which element is bad and the parts are an easy match but the hard part might be finding all of them that easy because each element are in different location on a dryer follow the wiring diagram or look carefully until all or most of the elements are found and replaced....

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