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How do I access the heater area. Dryer runs but no heat

Need help getting into heater area. LER 4634EQ2

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I just took mine apart as it is taking longto dry. Can't figure the problem yet, but I had the heater unit out. The heater coils in mine are in a self contained unit which is easily removable through the back. There are a bunch of small socket type screws around the back that allow the cover to be removed, and the heater is held by a bracket at the top with just one screw. (threaded from behind)

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