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Replacing the heating element

I am trying to find the heating element on my Series 90 Kenmore Dryer.  I would like to find the manual as well, as I am more visual.  Thanks in advance.

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  • take the back off and it is in the metal case on the right. here is some visuals. 
  • the second picture shows the element pulled out of the canister. 
  • some of the newer dryers don't require you to remove the canister; there will be 4 screws on the back of the canister to remove the element shown as red dots in the 3rd picture.
  • if these pictures don't match what your dryer looks like then give me the model number of your dryer.

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Posted on Aug 11, 2008


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