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Dryer heating element

My dryer is not getting hot, im pretty sure its the heating element but i cannot access it. The back panel to my dryer appears to be bonded or welded on. It is a Web (not sure a model), we acquired it a couple years ago, i think its an industrial dryer, like from an apartment or something (no coin slots though). I just need to know how to get to the heating element so i can test it or change it cannot find access to the heating element on my kenmore 90 series dryer, model number 66902691

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  • whitlofty Feb 03, 2009

    white heavy dutie 90 series

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    I have the same problem....probably new element required...have part...can't get to old element to replace.  How do you access old element to replace with new?  I took the top off...front of dryer push catch in and lift...first take screws out of lint catch.  Had to take it all apart to try to get to element.  Top third of back panel won't budge.  Housing for element won't open...can't move element to get it out.  

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    How do we take the back off our dryer that is soldered. We need to get to the heating element.

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Usually if it heats up but long dry times ,,air flow problem inspect exhaust hose and vent s should resolve problems...

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