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Replacing the thermostat

Hi,  I got a new thermostat and am able to locate where it goes, but am having trouble getting the current (broken) thermostat off because I don't know how to get the wiring off.  What kind of tool do I need to get the two curled up edges to release the prongs (what looks like the plug in)?  I don't want to break anything off and it doesn't just release when I try to slide it off.  My dryer is actually a neptune MGD5500AWW. Thanks

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A mdg5500aww maybe? the the wires just pull or slide off , you may try rocking spade terminal side to side to lossen but it just slides off, you will see how easy it is once you get it off if you would damage the spade end just put a new one on easy

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1. Heating Element (located inside the heater box) - Resistance reading should be 9-13 ohms.
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3. Hi limit Thermostat (located on the heater box closest to the heating element leads) – Resistance reading of 0 ohms.
4. Operating Thermostat (located on the air baffle) - (May have 4 wires attached to it). Will read 0 ohms across one set of leads, approx. 7 ohms across the other.

5. Bad Heater Relay (usually located in the console) – this is not equipped on all model dryers. However, on dryers that DO have them, this acts as a switch and turns the heater circuits on at the push of the START switch.

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3. Broken Door Switch - If the door switch is broken, this will shut down the entire dryer as no power is applied to the start switch with the door switch open.
4. Bad Start Switch - If the start switch does not toggle close or stay closed when released, the dryer will not start.
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