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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2006 06:05 pm
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Here goes...

The GE repairman wanted $150.00 to install a new heating element, so I did it myself.  All was working well for about TWO WEEKS until the thing burned through, again (one of the coils).  So, I've re-ordered a Dryer Element Restring Kit, but have no idea what's causing the problem...

The outside vent appears to be opening all the way while the dryer is on...

We have been in this townhouse for 10 months without any previous dryer issues.

Any ideas?:X

 

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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2006 06:12 pm
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Sounds like the coil was touching something metal or the coils were too close together where it burnt again.



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You mighta just string it with too many sags or tight spots. If the coil isn't pretty evenly spaces out around the ring, then it can touch the can shell when it heats up, as Pegi mentioned.



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Thanks Pegi and Samurai Repair Man,

For my first repair attempt the coils were bought as part of an entire unit (heating element pan where the coils came pre-strung).  There certainly could have been a problem with the coils 'cause I wasn't specifically checking them out, though all appeared in order.  I'll certainly pay attention when I string them, myself...

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Your one that broke is under warranty, get one for free????



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