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Maytag DE590 electric dryer will not heat. Is is difficult to change the element? Could it be a switch?

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Quite a job for a novice unplug unit take the two screws out of the front door panel at the bottom. pull out to about 45 degrees and you can see spring clips at top which should release as you pull up and out. give yourself some slack with the wires you can see how, set to the left, look down at the bottom right and you will see the heating element. there is a 1/4 screw in the very back top and two srews in front that hold the can in place, make a diagram of where wires go and remove them as you take out can. look for broken element if broken part #y303404 1-877-262-1479

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