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I can't figure out how to access the heating element? The silver box containing it doesn't come apart with screws? There appears to be metal flaps that fold over. It doesn't resemble repair videos.Thx

There aren't wires attached to the metal oblong container which is supposed to contain the heating element. I can't find any helpful repair videos on accessing the heating element. Thanks!

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  • Brad Brown Aug 20, 2015

    Hi Tina Lum, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? What is the model number?

  • Tina Lum Aug 21, 2015

    Thanks, Brad! This is a Whirlpool Cabrio, electric dryer. The model number is WED7300XWO. The dryer tumbles, but there is no heat. I took off the back, and it doesn't resemble anything like the repair videos that I have watched. I'm going to try Andrew Taylor's suggestion tomorrow, I hope that's it. When I open the back, there are wires going up the left side; a metal box about 3"X3" in the middle; and this oblong shaped metal piece that looks similar to things in other diy videos. It appears screwed on, but when you remove the screws it doesn't come off the back, and you can't open the piece up at all. There are metal flaps at the top and bottom that fold over and appear to hold the front and back together. Thanks in advance for any help!

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