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Short-circuited something while cleaning heating element

GE DDP1275FAWAD

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#1 Reguser123

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

My GE dryer (Model DDP1275FAWAD) was working fine. It's over 20 years old. I opened up the front lower panel to access the guts of the dryer in order to clean out the lint built up within, from years of use. Pulled out fistfuls of lint. As I was reaching into the heating coil can with a paintbursh to get out the lint within, the metal part of the brush touched the heating coil, and that set off a spark. I didn't think much of it. Finished cleaning the thing, put it back together, and put some clothes in to dry. The dryer tumbles, but there's no heat. I believe I short-circuited something and blew a fuse. I just don't know which fuse I blew. Any suggestions?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

Try Resetting circuit breaker ?
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:45 PM

working on / cleaning appliances with power applied :woot:
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

working on / cleaning appliances with power applied :woot:

Reminds me of a call i went on. Lady was trying to take the back panel off her Frigidaire/Kenmore by removing the 4 screws that hold the heating element in place and tripped her breaker when it fell out of place and she tried to run it.




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