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I need to locate the heating element in my Maytag MDE5500AYW Dryer. I had the front pulled off and could see the drum etc. But could not easily find the heating element and I am afraid to take off too much for fear of not being able to put it all back together properly. Thank you!

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Please use these service manuals, above and below to help you locate your issue, inside these manuals are all diagrams etc.
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