Here you can see the blower motor (left) removed from our kennel dryer. You can also see the heating element completely removed (right). The element bolts to the inside of the blower motor via the three holes on the mounting plate.
Close up of the heating element. If excess fur and dander were allowed to accumulate over time on top of it, you can clearly see how easy a fire may be started. This is why we opted to completely remove ours.