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Re: Is it my switch or heating element? 70 Series
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2009, 09:09:50 PM »
You could convert a flashlight into a continuity tester if you ain't comfy with alternating current. I will tell you the light bulb takes most of the zing out the equation but it will still bite ye if ye ain't careful. You wouldn't want to be barefoot and standin in a puddle of water when you do these tests.
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Re: Is it my switch or heating element? 70 Series
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2009, 05:48:40 AM »
I think I'm just gonna unplug all of those wires and take it to a repair shop and let them check it, then get a replacement part for what they diagnose.
That shouldn't cost me too much....reckon? :thinking:

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Re: Is it my switch or heating element? 70 Series
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2009, 08:43:40 AM »
Good idea. They appreciate you doing so. They would rather make sure you get the right part than to wrangle with you over opened parts that did not fix the appliance. Electrical parts are not refundable in my neck of the woods and folks frown on the old I will buy this and see if it does the trick and if not I will return it routine. A reputable appliance parts store is not gonna have a ton of parts. They will have 2 or 3 unless these parts are fast movers like couplings and water pumps.
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Re: Is it my switch or heating element? 70 Series
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2009, 11:19:10 AM »
At Harbor Freight stores

Sometimes on sale or coupons (take on-line flyer ad to store)

click on picture $ 4.99 (sale $ 2.99)


click on picture $ 4.99 (sale $ 2.99)


Price must have went up

click on picture $ 4.99 (sale $ 2.99)



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Re: Is it my switch or heating element? 70 Series
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2009, 08:00:39 PM »
It's FIXED!!! :banana:
I took the heating element unit to the store, they found a bad element that I didn't see, part # 279838
I brought it home popped it in and I'm blowing hot air!
Well, the dryer is..... :)
I was worried thinking it might be the timer, but it's timing down now just fine. I started pondering the thought that maybe...just maybe...the timer broke, which made the dryer run all nite, which fried out the element.
But, as I said, the timer appears to be working now.
I want to thank you guys a lot for helping me here. I'm handy..just never done any repair on an appliance. Appears to be mostly plug n play stuff now. Well, except for that light turned meter thing that this dood here tried to rig me up with. I mighta tried it but I was afraid I'd have done more damage than was already done.
Thanks again boys!
Mark..in clean, dry underwear now.

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Re: Is it my switch or heating element? 70 Series
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2009, 09:00:33 PM »
Now that's what i am talkin bout!!! yea!!! :banana: :cheers: :tiphat: :banana: :cheers: :banana: O0
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Re: Is it my switch or heating element? 70 Series
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2009, 09:25:28 PM »
What was funny is the wife came thru and said:
"I CANNOT believe that you found out ON THE INTERNET how to fix our dryer. LOL".
I said, you'd be surprised what I can find on the internet.
Lonnng angry stare at me.....
So NOT what you need to say to the wife.
Glad I got it fixed myself.
Glad to hear that buzzer go off...music to the ears now. LOL.

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Re: Is it my switch or heating element? 70 Series
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2009, 11:20:42 PM »
...you'd be surprised what I can find on the internet...
I learned to type with one hand !
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Re: Is it my switch or heating element? 70 Series
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2009, 06:12:59 AM »
 O0 hurd that!

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Re: Is it my switch or heating element? 70 Series
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2009, 06:17:48 AM »
Comments to your wife like that can lead to laundry problems again :)
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