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Need help on fix White-Westinghouse electric dryer

The Model is:WDE546RBW1
I tried to replace the worn ball bearing. During the repairing process, by mistake, the wires attached to the heat element was pulled and somewhat damaged: there are 3 wires near the heat element connectors: 1 thick black one; 1 thick yellow one; 1 thinner darker yellow one (maybe  it should be called tan or dark yellow?). I know where the thick black one and the thick yellow one connect to the heat element connectors. The problems is: there is one thinner darker yellow wire - I don't know where it was pulled from? It seems it was pulled from the thick yellow one on the heat element connector. I need confirmation. (scary stuff!)  I took a photo: you can view it by clicking 

 https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/hzhuang/DSC00161.JPG

Thank you in advance!

Kristin Bagne, Madison,WI  

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  • saukcty32 Jan 22, 2009

    If you can't view the picture link above by clicking it, please copy and paste the URL  on your browser, it should show up. Thanks.

  • saukcty32 Jan 22, 2009

    I posted a comment, you can copy and paste  https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/hzhuang/DSC0... on your browser window and view the picture. Your solution will be appreciated. Kris

  • saukcty32 Jan 22, 2009

    I paid you via paypal. Please help. Here is the question:
    The Model is:WDE546RBW1
    I tried to replace the worn ball bearing. During the repairing process, by mistake, the wires attached to the heat element was pulled and somewhat damaged: there are 3 wires near the heat element connectors: 1 thick black one; 1 thick yellow one; 1 thinner darker yellow one (maybe it should be called tan or dark yellow?). I know where the thick black one and the thick yellow one connect to the heat element connectors. The problems is: there is one thinner darker yellow wire - I don't know where it was pulled from? It seems it was pulled from the thick yellow one on the heat element connector. I need confirmation. (scary stuff!) I took a photo: you can view it by clicking

    http://mywebspace.wisc.edu/hzhuang/DSC00...

    Thank you in advance!

    Kristin Bagne, Madison,WI

  • saukcty32 Jan 22, 2009

    Hey, Thanks for the speedy response! I will try it after get off work. Out of curiosity, what is the "thinner, darker yellow" wire for? why is it attached to the heat element? Thanks again!

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Try this diagram see if it helps you. I apologize for the quick answer but I am having some issues on this end as well. I am sending this from my blackberry.

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    Rob Houg Jan 22, 2009

    The tan looking wire should be soldered to the yellow wire.

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Both yellow wires on same points as marked in below picture.

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    Shahid Electronics Jan 23, 2009

    Thinner wire seems feedback to control circuit.

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The message is page cant be displayed do upload in any other site .

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  • SAM ANDERSON Jan 22, 2009

    Yes you are correct it is pulled from the thick yellow one on the heat element connector .

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