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I need to know how to remove a thermal light

My Frigidaire dryer needs a new thermal lighter. I need to know how to remove the old one.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    thermal light? no such part that I am aware of, what does it do?

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Thermal lighter? I'll need a complete model number so I can tell how your model is built

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Take a 7/16 wrench, and where it is attached at the gas valve, unscrew it and then follow it to pilot light and it should just pull out of the hole that holds it to the pilot light

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Things You'll Need:

* Phillips and hex nut screwdrivers
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1. Disconnect the dryer from the electrical outlet.
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