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I need to change the heating element on my dryer. how do I do this?

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    Is it a gas or electric dryer?

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The exact process will depend on the model of dryer. I would suggest starting by looking at the assembly diagram for the dryer. You posted the question in the Kenmore section, so assuming that it is correct, you can get these diagrams from the Sears website. You can also order a new heating element there.

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If the dryer is running but not heating,then the heating element needs to be replaced. The procedure is as follows:--- 1) First of all unplug the dryer from wall outlet.
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