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Frigidaire GLer642As3 My dryer wont heat called repairman whom said there was airflow restriction I cleaned out all the lint from the entire components. How do i remove the drum so I can remove the heating coil to be replaced?

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A grounded element on an electric dryer is an element that has broken and the element heating wire has touched something metal, like the cage that is suppose to hold the element or the element metal housing around the element. What this does is, the element only heats on the section that is touching the metal part and usually this part of the element is only heating at about 1/2 heat output. An grounded element can also stay on even when the dryer is not in use!!

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