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Old 02-15-2009, 02:45 PM
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Fixed my dryer

Bought the dryer used 19 yrs ago. It was making a bad thunking sound. Since I have previously replaced one of the rubber wheels on which the drum rides, I figured that was the problem. Sure enough, one of the rubber wheels, which just rides on a metal bushing on a metal shaft was ovaled out. $26 for a new set of wheels, an hours work, and I'm back in business with a spare wheel in reserve. Hoping for another 19 yrs.
There has to be a hell of a profit margin on dryers because there's not much too them.

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Old 02-15-2009, 02:51 PM
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There has to be a hell of a profit margin on dryers because there's not much too them.
It's amazing.......a timer, a drum, a motor, and an electric element. $500.........thank you very much.........morons rule.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:47 PM
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Fixed mine a couple years ago. The hardest was figuring out which panel to take off for the right access. After 3 tries I found it .
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:53 PM
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Fixed mine a couple years ago. The hardest was figuring out which panel to take off for the right access. After 3 tries I found it .
Yep. Even though I had replaced a wheel in the past, it took me a while to figure out how to access the wheels. I first took off the back panel--no. Pop up the top panel and remove the front panel was the proper procedure for mine.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:55 PM
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Yep. Even though I had replaced a wheel in the past, it took me a while to figure out how to access the wheels. I first took off the back panel--no. Pop up the top panel and remove the front panel was the proper procedure for mine.
I was a bit baffled on how to replace the belt on the driers many years ago.......before I realized that the entire machine needs to be dismantled and the drum has to come out. It's only 30 minutes once you know all the screw placements.......but, I'll bet the techs clean up on this job.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:08 PM
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I swear some people buy those $1,000 dryers as a status symbol.
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I swear some people buy those $1,000 dryers as a status symbol.
See post #2......last statement.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:18 PM
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The heating element is relatively easy too, and cheap if you find it on eBay.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:28 PM
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See post #2......last statement.
Five hundred? I'm talking a THOUSAND BUCKS!

I've actually been just hanging our clothes out to dry. Got a nice drying rack from IKEA and we use mostly wool or synthetics.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:40 PM
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New Motor

'Had to put a new motor on the 26 year old model in the laundry room.
'Local appliance supply warehouse had it in stock. $25.00 USD.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:12 PM
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It's amazing.......a timer, a drum, a motor, and an electric element. $500.........thank you very much.........morons rule.
Thats nothing, did you see the Bosch ones for north of a G note? They have a pretty case.

When you can your better off hanging up your cloths to dry, they get less wrinkles and last longer. Thats what I do in the summer.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:16 PM
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dude... I was at lowes and they have some stoves that are $3k... Its a double stove with ball bearing racks that slide out, LED lights, etc etc..
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:20 PM
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I have fixed our dryer twice and the washer once since we have been in our house.

www.repairclinic.com rules!
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:22 PM
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Good stoves cost a lot more than that...$10k-$15k. I have been in houses where the owners spent the better part of $30k...on the fridge and stove...

Those built in Viking fridge's suck though, my friend has one and it breaks all the time.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:26 PM
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Good stoves cost a lot more than that...$10k-$15k. I have been in houses where the owners spent the better part of $30k...on the fridge and stove...

Those built in Viking fridge's suck though, my friend has one and it breaks all the time.
Our frigidair fridge isnt the biggest but its stainless steel and keeps food refrigerated.

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