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Is there a positive \negative wire on the heating element of the nexxtech soldering iron?

The barrel of the iron is to long is to long to use for cutting stencils. I need more of a pencil. Trying to write with pencil that has its lead 8in from your hand is terribly difficult and makes straight lines impossible. While trying to alter the iron I pulled out the heating element wires by accident. I know nothing about electronics.Is there a positive/negative wire on the heating element and the cord that plugs in the wall? I don'twant to reconnect it improperly and have it blow up or start a fire. On a side note can iI lower the heat a little ?

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    Lynne Sek Nov 29, 2014

    i have no flipping idea how my question ended up in the dryer section. i never mentioned dryers any where. my question is about a soldering iron.



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It won't make any difference when you hook it back up. And the only way you can adjust the heat is to adjust the amount of electrical power going in. It would be cheaper to buy an adjustable unit then to try to create one though

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    Lynne Sek Nov 30, 2014

    Thank you Mike that was helpful. When I asked about lowering the heat, I wasn't expecting an electrical alteration. I was thinking maybe a metal ring or some kind or funky tip. I actually am thinking of soldering a nail to a screw so I have a 90 angle. If I used a longer nail would that absorb enough heat to lower the temp? Just a way yo divert the heat going to the tip. I'm on a serious budget so something I may have around the house. I really cannot afford to replace this iron.



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SOURCE: Kenmore Electric Dryer Model # 110.62622101

I think on your machine the lower thermostat connected to one terminal of the element, you have a wire coming from the thermal cut off down to the top terminal of the lower thermostat, a wire from the lower thermostat to the timer, and a wire going to the other terminal of the element.
You probably have the wire from the cut-off correct as it won't reach the other terminals. You have crossed the other 2 wires. This caused 240V to short across the lower thermostat and burned it out.
You will need a new Hi-limit thermostat, which will include the upper cut-off as well. They come as a set part# 279816. This will be a little different because the new hi-limit will not connect directly to the element. There will be all the wire ends and instructions with it that you need to get it hooked up correctly.
There should be a wiring diagram inside the console of the dryer that shows which wires go where, but I am sure you have crossed the 2 wires below the hi-limit switch.
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SOURCE: installing a new heating element on my Whirlpool dryer.

shouldnt make a diff, the orange wire can only go in one place,adn the 2 reds make no difference.. the only thing you need to do is remove the thermostat from the oldelemnt and install it on the new heater

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SOURCE: My kenmore series 80 electric dryer does not heat.

Yes, hook it up, but before you do that Vacuumn every piece of lint out of the cabinet. Also check TCO and check the thermostats for continuity. They should all read zero ohms.If one of them is open, replace it.

Also use your ohmmeter to check the heating element, It should not show an open condition.

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SOURCE: white westinghouse wdg336red1

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SOURCE: Kenmore dryer, heat element ALWAYS on

Good day,
Sounds as if the element inside the canister has shorted to the canister body. You will have to remove the element to check it. I'll include a tutorial on how.
If that doesn't resolve the issue, please reply back.. Whirlpool makes Kenmore dryers.

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