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My dryer will run but not heat. Was looking for the element but dont know how to get to it. Can you help

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Depending how old it is, some have a small door down at the bottom in the front. Others, you have to take the front off the dryer and you will be able to get to everything. Unplug it first before you try this. There may be at least 4-6 screws holding the front panel on.

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