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I have a 1987 Kenmore elect. dryer. that I need to replace the heating element in. I have the element but I can not figure out how to get remove the old one. I am working from the back of the dryer....Is that where I went wrong?

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Yes you must remove the drum from it which requires popping up the top and taking of the belt from the motor. Make sure you look at how the belt goes on so you can put it back when your done.Also make sure to unplug the unit completely as the dryer runs on 220 and it can kill you if you get electricuted.One thing you might want to check is that in your fuse box where the dryer fuse is it will often have a double switch and sometimes it trips just half the circuit and it will still run the motor but not heat the element so go and reset both sides of the breaker.

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