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Electric Frigidaire Dryer Model GLER341AS1

My dryer takes too long to dry - doesn't get hot enough. I took out all screws - inside and on the back - thinking I could fix a duct/lint problem, but found I had disconnected the drum from the back. How do I get the back off and get the lint out and re-connect the drum?
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  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2008

    takes too long to dry. what is the problem???

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There are two tabs that hold the top cover on,they are a couple inches in from each side.push in and lift lid. inside front panel are two screws, remove them then pull front cover out and lift it up of tabs on bottom.once you get the cover off remove belt,the you will be able to see your mess. heating element mounts to back panel.there is a heat sheild that mountws to the back of the drum.then you lift the drum up and put three screws in the drum to the pivot plate on the back panel.

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