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How do you get the whole heater casing out of the dryer?

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  • depending on its age,
  •  at the top of the element casing there is a metal clip held by a screw.
  • older dryers require a 6" extension on a 1/4" drive ratchet with a 5/16" socket. this goes thru a small hole in the outer case to the screw holding this clip.
  • newer dryers, the screw is on the inside (where the drum is) so you have to lift the lid to get to it.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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    Mike Durland Jul 07, 2008

    check out this pic, it might help


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