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How do I get covers off to replace heater?

Not getting any heat during drying. I ordered a new heater but now I can't figure out how to get the covers off to get to the heater. I sthere any info. out there to show me how to do this?
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You can search for a manual online. I can not remember which website but they are out there. In a nut shell here is the process. first remove the top by taking out 3 screws on back. Slide top panel back and lift up. Then remove 2 screws from the top corners of the control panel. Pull up and forward on the control panel. Disconnect all the cables. They are color coded so no worrys. remove 4 screws from top of front panel and 2 screws right under the drum behind the door. Lift off front panel. From there you will see the heater on the bottom right. It is easier to get to if you remove the venting and such but you should beable to get it done from here.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

  • George Feb 13, 2009

    Get the service manual here. It might not be the heater either but the service manual has step by step troubleshooting. I thought mine was the heater and bought one but when I got it opened up and replaced did not correct the problem. More troubleshooting tomorrow.



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