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My dryer is a p/n 417.84152500. As the drum tumbles a part of it will rub against the heating element causing a spark. You can see this through the holes in the back of the dryer. I do not know how to access the back where the heating element is. The drum is not wobbling, so I don't think a wheel/roller bearing would be bad like I was told. How can I access the heating element in the back to see what came loose?

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Hi,
The back should come off on that dryer and allow access to the heating element and the drum rollers...
You may find that it is a combination of both... the rollers are wearing and the heating element may be expanded and bulging causing the drum to be able to touch it...you may also find that there is a wire rubbing the drum and causing the sparking... check the wiring also...and make sure to turn off the power before working on it because if there is a bad wire you could have a shocking experience... no fun...I've been there...

Here is a site the will have diagrams and parts for your dryer...

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