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Offline MajorApp

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« on: May 03, 2009, 08:51:06 PM »
 Does anyone have pictures of these in action. 22002922 spring removal tool and 819043 drain hole heat probe. I have both spring removal tools but haven't used this one yet. I haven't seen that drain hole heat probe before. I use a copper wire hooked to the defrost heater

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Re: TOOLS
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 09:27:40 PM »
How do you wire that copper wire into the defrost heater to keep the drain open? I am trying to imagine it in my tiny little brain.
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Re: TOOLS
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 09:32:16 PM »
Try these...I don't know about the defrost drain thingy...
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Re: TOOLS
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 09:38:01 PM »
The heat probe is simple. You just slip one end around the bottom of the heater and feed the other end down the hole.

Copper wire works just as good, but it's easier to collect on part number, 819043. :)

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Re: TOOLS
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 10:29:19 PM »
 Whats the screw for on that probe? do those two pieces screw together? I also wanted to ask if it is safe to hang this probe or copper wire to a glass tube defrost heater. And about the spring puller. Won't the other type puller with the hook on the end work in place of the plastic one?

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Re: TOOLS
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 10:34:44 PM »
Once you slip the probe over the heater you pinch it together and then put the screw in the hole and screw it tighter on the heater so it stays clamped on tight.

It does not screw to the heater, but to itself.

I have never had a problem with a drain freezing up on a refrigerator with a glass tube heater.

From what I have been told the reason the other types of heaters are a problem is because with age the heater warps up and away from the defrost drain hole.

I guess a glass tube heater would not warp.

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Re: TOOLS
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 07:36:55 PM »
And about the spring puller. Won't the other type puller with the hook on the end work in place of the plastic one?

 depends on what model washer you are working on. But no the the metal one with a hook can not be used in place of plastic one.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2013, 07:39:48 PM by bigbuck »

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Re: TOOLS
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 09:17:17 PM »
On the Maytag atlantis and performa,  that spring tool works well.   Lifts up the springs to install and remove rather easily.   You stick the one end in the hole in the base,  and just squeeze.    As for the heater,   I use those all the time.    I was using aluminum ties that you use for wire fences.     But,   as AJ said,  it makes a better presentation to walk in with the kit.    Just putting a wire on that I paid a whole 10 cents for is harder to justify to customer.    I think that kit I pay 5 and some change for and it lists for 12.50 but I usually charge 19.95 for the kit.   
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