jamey1138 (jamey1138) wrote,

Being handy is fun!

So, our gas dryer stopped heating, a few days ago. That sucks.

Fortunately, I am a pretty handy guy... I've done a bit of research, and I'm quite happy to see that contrary to my expectations, our dryer does not use a piezoelectric igniter, but instead has a pair of what the manufacturer describes as "house fuses" and appliance repair people refer to as "dryer coils", which serve to ignite the gas.

After lunch, I'm going to pop out to Home Depot, and see if I can't find a pair... That'd be rather more convenient than the alternatives (hiring a man to come and fix it, and then waiting for him to arrive; buying a new dryer; continuing to take 4-6 hours per load to dry clothes...)

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