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FML - Rockbottom version = UPDATE (RB 1, Dryer 0!)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rockbottom, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Have me an 8-year-old GE Profile dryer. Started squeaking like crazy over the weekend, so I took the top off to see if I could get some grease down in there. Upon looking, I saw what appeared to be dryer lint sticking out. So I grab the pliers and pull -- only to pull out a three-foot-long piece of felt that is supposed to stay around the drum.

    FML.
     
  2. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Re: FML - Rockbottom version

    I figured you were going to pull out a possum or something. But this is probably just as financially unfortunate.
     
  3. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Re: FML - Rockbottom version

    Hahahaha. Idiot me even shined a flashlight down there to inspect it, and thought FER SURE it was lint.

    Yes. Now my options include: A) Trying to fix it myself; B) Paying the $90 service call + whatever to get it fixed; C) Buy a new/used dryer.

    And I have all this grease now ...

    rb
     
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: FML - Rockbottom version

    Why would you need pliers to pull out dryer lint?

    And I'm looking for used w/d right now. Sucks.
     
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Re: FML - Rockbottom version

    the best part is that you can get a new dryer pretty cheap.
    as long as it isn't a name brand and you don't care if it doesn't match the washer.
    When I bought mine it was around $150.
     
  6. Re: FML - Rockbottom version

    DO NOT TRY to fix it yourself.
    Do. NOT.
     
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Re: FML - Rockbottom version

    Seriously, RB, you can spend $150-200 to get an 8-year-old dryer fixed (until something else breaks down) or spend that much to get a new one, like Jay says.
     
  8. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Re: FML - Rockbottom version

    Your query is a sound one. I saw what looked awfully like lint (and this thing is FILLED with lint ...) that I couldn't quite reach. Hence the pliers.

    Off to the appliance repair place to get schooled on how to fix it. It is 50-50 as to whether I end up buying a scratch-and-dent dryer after all this.

    RB
     
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Re: FML - Rockbottom version

    If the drum is squeaking, it's probably gonna give out all together before too much longer.
     
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: FML - Rockbottom version

    I haven't been able to find one listed online at any store for less than $449. I'd LOVE to know where you're shopping.
     
  11. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Re: FML - Rockbottom version

    Similar one to ours is $398 at Lowe's. I am hoping for s-d to make it cheaper.

    RB
     
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Re: FML - Rockbottom version


    Can get decent electric dryers at Home Deppot or Best Buy, to name two, for $250...maybe less if on sale
     
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