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Old 10-22-2009, 10:20 AM
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We are trying to troubleshooting my dryer and when taking the back cover off, we found this resistor. What is the purpose of this? Should I leave it alone or try to take it off? My friend said if might have to do with dropping the voltage... is this correct and why? Thanks so much!!!


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Yes, it should be there and no do not remove it.

What kind of problem are you having with the dryer?

If you post your problem we will try to help!


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They put that resister there to save the windings in the start portion of the motor in case that cheap ass asiatic start switch fails. Seen it.
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Thanks so much for your help!! My friend posted my problem under his name... we will replace the heating element and if that doesn't give me heat I will post again
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