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Mikey P

Member Since 14 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active Nov 01 2012 12:08 PM

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In Topic: GE Dryer DDE7108VJLAD

01 July 2010 - 09:15 AM

Agreed.  Thanks again.

 

Gotta ask.  Whereabouts in SC are you?

I'm in W. Columbia.

 

Mikey P.

In Topic: GE Dryer DDE7108VJLAD

01 July 2010 - 07:36 AM

No, but I did try turning the back bracket around and re-assembled everything and that seems to have fixed things (for now).

The original owner ( an older woman) had a neighbor that "fixed" this dryer for her. What had happened was the rear bracket broke and what he did was put a worm clamp on the shaft and that held the blower wheel in place (I don't know how long this "repair" lasted for). When she gave it to me, she told me it made a noise, which I had assumed was the front glide(s) being worn out. Come to find out, the jerry-rigging the neighbor had done had failed and the blower wheel was wandering forward on the shaft and rubbing up against the bulkhead. Additionally, it wasn't turning with the speed of the shaft anymore, so the airflow was insufficient.

I had a newer GE (that was dead) and I took the brackets off of it and apparantly turned the rear bracket the wrong way when I put it on. Once I corrected this and re-assembled it, everything was ok.

FWIW, it looks as if the older GE is much better built than the newer GE. I replaced the heating elements on the newer dryer once and the elements on the older dryer are MUCH thicker, and apparantly longer lasting.

I didn't pay much for this dryer, but I just got laid off and I need to make it last. Overall, this thing is built like a tank. I had a newer GE and it died (this is where I got the other rear bracket from), but this older one is built much sturdier. The heating elements in the rear in the old dryer look MUCH thicker than the ones in the newer dryer. FWIW.


Thanks for the help.


Mikey P.


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