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Cant find heating element/coil

Model # DDSR475ET5WW dryer --took it apart and the coil was busted where can I find a replacement . On the GE sites it cant find this model the closest is a model that ends in 4WW--is it the same?? are they interchangable???

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The last letters are for a color usually and the last number may be for a particular run or Family indicating it was the family in line before your was made. My guess is that if it gives you a voltage rating of what yours is and it looks the same - its most likely the same.

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