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Offline Bailey

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2013, 11:15:55 AM »

I went on a Frigidaire refrigerator in a rental this week. Needs a crisper drawer, 2 crisper drawer fronts, 2 door bars and 4 end caps. The parts alone are just shy of $300.

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2013, 11:21:30 AM »
All these companies are i think following G.E. with crazy prices for parts.

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2013, 11:24:02 AM »
All these companies are i think following G.E. with crazy prices for parts.

LG seems to be pretty reasonable on parts. Only a FEW exceptions. :D

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2013, 09:07:18 AM »
Looks like they have gone down in price, only $139.40  :rofl:
With a savings like that I can see why they are out of stock now, lol...

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/High-Limit-Thermostat/WE04X10017/771213

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2013, 09:29:15 AM »
Here is a simple burner knob, which GE seems to have a particularly high opinion of.
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Control-Knob/WB03T10076/242704

$26 is nothing, here is a LG knob for $63 lol
EBZ37189611 LG Top Burner Knob

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2013, 09:32:10 AM »
Ratio of cost/products used on the GE and LG are very similar IMO. The ge is a molded plastic part ONLY where as the LG is put together in pieces with stainless screws and a premium finish. Both none the less still high...

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2013, 09:35:42 AM »
Yes, them two stainless screws and premium finish can really add to the cost, lol...

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2013, 09:36:41 AM »
 :rofl:You understand my reasoning! That GE is pushed out of a machine in 2 seconds and its done! :D

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2013, 03:58:56 PM »
I can get a bakelite knob with a stainless steel back and a stainless steel strip for an O'Keefe and Merritt for $30.00


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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2013, 07:29:26 AM »
That $3 vs. $112 capacitor is crazy.

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2013, 10:30:20 AM »
Sub the WD8X181 to 913108 for less than 1/3 the cost.

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2013, 06:37:38 AM »
I had a GE dishwasher this week with a bad touchpad. 527.00!!!!!  ???

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2013, 09:11:29 AM »
GE downdraft, bad up/down button. $246.00

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2013, 09:55:34 AM »
Ge Monogram range hood. Knob keeps falling off. New knob = $98...

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2013, 09:23:05 AM »
speaking of repair clinic and dryer coils. They say that trying to test dryer coils with a multitester would be inconclusive. Is that true? This is an electric part correct?. Looking for continuity would be a waste of time.?

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2013, 09:32:12 AM »
speaking of repair clinic and dryer coils. They say that trying to test dryer coils with a multitester would be inconclusive. Is that true? This is an electric part correct?. Looking for continuity would be a waste of time.?


Got a link to where you read that?


By multi tester do you mean multimeter or some kind of continuity tester with just a light and/or beeper on it?


This video talks about checking a heating element to check continuity on a dryer heating element.
Dryer Heating Element Help Video


I use a multimeter all the time to check continuity on dryer heating elements to see if they are bad or not.

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2013, 10:27:47 AM »
when i say multitester i am mean a fluke digital VOM. I do not have a link i sent them a private message asking them what readings i should get on a meter for an ohms check and their response was testing the coils would be inconclusive.
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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2013, 10:47:14 AM »

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when i say multitester i am mean a fluke digital VOM.
Cool, you a Fluke fan too? Love my Flukes!  O0


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I do not have a link i sent them a private message asking them what readings i should get on a meter for an ohms check and their response was testing the coils would be inconclusive.


Hmm, don't know why they would say that.
How did they suggest testing it then?



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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2013, 12:01:55 PM »
How do they suggest testing?..good question. I would see if i can pull up that message later but i think what they were trying to get at is just replace them.  I never got to the bottom of actually testing the coils or what the ohms reading should be. Oh, and yes I am a fluke fan:) :cheers: