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Old 08-24-2011, 01:10 AM   #1
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My old dryer is still blowing air, but it is no longer hot air. When I looked under the heating element I saw that one of three springs has broken. This spring was attached to a wire that is white with red stripes. How do I reattach the springs?

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You have to purchase a new heating element. Those are not springs, they are elements.

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So I can't just solder the two elements together? All three elements are in a small but long metal box. I donít see how to open it to replace the broken element. Are they sold together?

Thank you for the help. I do not know a lot about this, but I want to save some cash.
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You have to remove the whole box and replace the whole box with a now whole box. That assembly is your heating element in its entirety and there is no fixing it. You cannot solider it, you cannot splice it, you cannot crimp it, you cannot tape it, you cannot twist it.

Somewhere around 84 dollars should replace it. Whatever you do don't call a serviceman.
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Now Bud, what if they call for service, and a female shows up? Is it then okay for that person to do the job?
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I said: Don't call a serviceman.
A service-woman would be okay.
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yes i totaly agree with the you ...You have to purchase a new heating element. Those are not springs, they are elements.

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Whatever you do don't call a serviceman.[/quote]
OR- go to a doctor, dentist, car mech, any other pro, yada yada. they might see something or know something that you wouldn't even think of or recognize- since it's not 'what you do for a living'. an example would be a previous post on "what are these metal strips on my dryer"-beyond that the OP probably has a bad vent-potential fire-witness the blackened burner assb. he's prob not aware of the danger-a service PERSON would check all that. maybe there's charred wires in there that he wouldn't be cognizant of.. oops!!

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