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How do you take the case apart?

Dryer stopped haeting so I am going to check heating element but cannot figure out how to take the case apart. Does the top come off or do you have to go through the bottom.

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Most dryer tops come up from the front edge. pry the front edge up. It will usually have a small metal clip that is inserted it the top edge of the box. Also look for a hinge type connector with a screw in it. This needs to come off for complete top removal.
Some dryers have a service panel directly over the element and are closed with a single screw.
Also, Most of the element components (sensors and transistors) are visible from the back mounted on the exhaust channel.
Hope this helps, Rick

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