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I'm trying to remove heater element from Whirlpool dryer

I'm trying to remove heater element from Whirlpool electric dryer AWZ555. It's located in the back center, against the back of the drum. All photos online show it along the lower right ahnd side, but this is in an aluminum closure against the back and I can't figure out how to get in to replace the element. Any tips? It's driving me mad.

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The element is held in place by 2 8mm bolts and once removed the element will slide out.

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2. Turn dryer around so you can access the rear panel. Disconnect the dryer exhaust vent hose.

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