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Ps3 stuff hello there. can i ask you where the thermal resistor is located, i think mine overheats not because it's too hot but because the thermal resistor might be bad.

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One of them is located next to the relay. The other is located right behind the big transformer in the middle screwed to the copper heatsink next to the three transistors.

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Think SAFETY FIRST. Don't rush. Your dryer doesn't care that you treat it nice... it can shock you! Now, let's do it.

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