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 Posted: Fri Jul 29th, 2005 07:33 am
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Joined: Sun Jul 17th, 2005
Location: Seattle, USA
Posts: 17
Took a few days to get around to this, but it worked! :D

I took the heater apart and found one of the ceramic insulators had pivoted, allowing the coils to touch one of the supporting metals parts.  I twisted the insulator straight, bent the tabs around the insulator to prevent it from rotating back, and ta-dah!  Everything works!  THANK YOU ALL FOR THE HELP!

Not too thrilled with the design tho.  It seems to be poor design practice to have a circuit where a sagging heater coil can defeat all the safety devices preventing the heater coil from overheating.  As a child, I was taught to never leave the house with an appliance running, and this certainly reinforces that advice.  If we made jetliners like this, no one would fly.  Of course, dryers don't cost $35 million & up, either.  ;)