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Plug sparked when moved and now no heat and timer doesn't work what is a pig tail? how do we replace

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Since the electric plug sparked when you plugged it in, I would check out the dryer main power cord or pigtail. Use a multimeter or ohm meter to check the dryer cord for continuity. This will show you whether the dryer cord is good or not. No continuity = bad cord. You can also use the meter to check the electrical block where the dryer cord is connected. Try these things first and let me know what you find out. We'll go from there, okay? Hope this helped and best wishes.

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2002 FORD FOCUS NEW YAW RATE SENSOR WIREING DIOGRAM FOR 6 WIRE PIG TAIL


They gave you the wrong one. If it didn't come with a new plug to wire to the car. The one you got won't work. Even if you hard wire it.

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We recently installed a new dryer and everything worked but it did not heat. We...


This advice is for all ELECTRIC Dryers that have a "No Heat" problem.

Symptom: Dryer turns on, drum spins, but you have no heat.

Any of the following components are more than likely suspect as being bad:

Heating Element
Thermal Cut-Out
Hi-Limit Thermostat

All these components COMBINED, should cost less than $100. If you fix it yourself, you will avoid the additional cost for labor.


If the dryer isn't blowing ANY air at all, but the drum still turns, you may have a bad blower fan assembly inside the dryer. Or, the blower fan assembly may be clogged.

If your dryer performance has been failing (i.e., clothes taking longer to dry), it may be for a reason. You need to ask yourself when the last time you cleaned the dryer ventilation. If you can't remember, or if it has never been done, this can contribute to the dryer failing. All dryers need proper air flow in order to dry properly. If the ducting becomes clogged, the heating circuits will actually overheat and eventually fail. This usually results in the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) blowing or the Heating Element failing or BOTH. When these components fail, they must be replaced. Remove the dryer hose from the back of the dryer and inspect it thoroughly from where it leaves the dryer to where it exits your home. It should be clear with no kinks or clogs. If your vent line runs under a crawl space make sure it is suspended above the ground and has no sags where lint could collect. RULE OF THUMB: The SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the vent duct, the BETTER. After you inspect the vent ducting, turn the dryer on and make sure you have forceful air flow coming form the dryer. This will prove that your blower fan is working properly or not. Since you stated that your dryer is not currently heating, the air will be cold, but you should still have some force behind it. If the air flow is weak, you need to clean the duct work INSIDE the dryer. It is important to keep a dryer checked routinely. I recommend once per season (that's 4 times per year). Dryers are the cause of many house fires. These fires are due to lint accumulations inside the unit catching on fire. A little preventive maintenance can prevent significant problems in the future.

Getting to the heating circuit to determine if the components are good or bad is the next step. If your dryer has the lint screen on the top of the unit, you will need to remove the back panel of the dryer to expose the heating circuits. If the dryer has the lint screen in the door, you will need to remove the lower kick panel under the door by using a putty knife to release the retaining clips. They will be located along the seam in the front about 2 inches in from each side. If this is a Kenmore Elite or Whirlpool Duet, the lower lick panel comes off by removing the screws under the bottom edge of the panel. (HINT: placing a block of wood under the front feet of the dryer can make access much easier). If your dryer has no lower kick panel, you have to remove the entire front panel on these models. This is accomplished by lifting the dryer top and removing the screws that hold the front panel in place.

NOTE: The heating circuit should be troubleshot with the dryer UNPLUGGED. Dangerous voltages are still present with the dryer turned off. Resistance readings are as follows:

Heating Element (located inside heater box) – remove the two leads from the ceramic terminals on the heating element and take a reading across the terminal points. It should read 9 - 13 ohms.

Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) (mounted to the heater box.) - unplug wires and take reading across connector tabs. Reading should be 0 ohms.

Hi-Limit Thermostat (mounted to the heater box, closest to the heating element leads) - unplug wires and take reading across connector tabs. Reading should be 0 ohms.

If any of the above readings are abnormal, replace the component. NOTE: If the TCO or Hi-Limit Thermostat is defective it is highly recommended by most manufacturers to replace BOTH components at the same time. They are often sold as a set. Without doing so, these components can cause potentially fail again.


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on May 02, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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Trailer Lights, I have a polarity problem. The LED tail lights on my trailer only work if I reverse the plug-in, any idea on how to fix this polarity problem.


Possibly the person that borrowed your trailer changed some of the wires. Old-type bulbs don't care about polarity, but LEDs do.

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Why don't i have heat or ac


Fan not working? Probably the resistor under the glove box. Buy
one with a replacement pig tail as the plug usually melts when the resistor fries. 2492434b-ab78-40ac-8baa-b791aed6b227.jpg

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Want to replace tail light for a 2001 golf 1 with the new round tail light, the plugs or wiring is not the same, please help


well you can go to a auto parts place , they most times have racks with different types of pig tails for different cars, or a U=Pick auto wrecker place. All you have to do soldier on new pig tails

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Dryer wont heat up


Is the circuit breaker a duel bullet type fuse (2) in the case for the 220 line? Try changing them and see what happens.

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Hey,I have an 03 chevy s10,I recently tried putting a pig tail on it (straight wired) and had no luck,gave up and crimped all the wire back together,and today a guy at work noticed I had no taillights,but...


I would check your tail light fuse first then test the brown wire in the tail light harness where you origionally cut into it. With the lights on there should be around 12v on it. if not you may have pulled the wire too hard and broke it upstream. Test to see if there is 12v at the fuse ad if there is, your trouble should be in the wire between the fuse and the spot where you cut into it.

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Electric dryer heats up and trips breaker


you need to turn the power off to the dryer outlet then to make sure it is off try turn on dryer if it doesn't turn on you may now unplug dryer and remove screw in the center of the outlet then check to make sure all wires are tight if they are then you need to check the wires on the dryers plug "the pig tail" make sure they are tight.If all are tight then you have a problem internally and should contact a repair professional.

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I am not getting power off of my trailer plug for my drivers side directional and brake light but it works on the truck. There is no power at the terminal or the wiring too the back of the trailer plug....


Id say your pig tail to the trailor is having high resistance or a wire is cracked, Follow the pigtail under bumper, It plugs into main harness, Disconnect and look for damage or a dry white powder. If everything else works as you say? And your positive the vehical being toweds lighting works on another vehical? than the pig tail is bad, replace at any local parts store

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'99 Plymouth Grand Voyager fan switch issues


The problem is not with the switch, it's the blower motor resistor. The resistor is usually located in duct work near the blower motor. It will have 4or 5 wires going to it and is held in place with a couple screws. These things generate heat, so they put them in duct work so the fan blows air across them to keep them cool. Sometimes the plug gets hot and melts, you should be able to buy the resitor and the plug with wires (pig tail) from an auto parts store or a dealer. The resistors are usually about $50 the pig tail is about $30.

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