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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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