On Halloween, we headed out and did our thing. After, I went to fold the clothes in the dryer. What? They were still damp. How can that be? The dryer broke. It would spin, but no heat. Great.
The next day, I had one more load of laundry to do, so I washed it and channeled my inner Palma (that's my Grandma) and hung the clothes out to dry.
David wouldn't consider himself a handy Mr. Fix It type of guy and neither I am. We didn't know what was wrong. We took a look at a few youtube videos and they all talked about wiring.
We made plans to go to Sears the next day and check out new dryers. Not what I wanted to spend $500 on after a big New York vacation and with Christmas around the corner, but it is what it is.
Then, I did what any girl does and called her Daddy, who is Mr. Fix It. He basically told me it's a fuse or the heating element. And, gave us the confidence that a dryer is pretty simple. So, David decided to tackle it. He got back there and quickly located the heating element and thermal fuse. I did the research online to make sure we ordered the right parts. We got both since it was probably one part or the other. $26. That's all both parts cost.
They came tonight and David became Mr. Fix It.
And guess what? He fixed it! It took an $18 part and about 10 minutes. Whew. I'm proud of him.
In other news, it snowing! Not a ton, but this is a super early snowfall for sure. Sometimes we don't see a flake until January or later.
Ben is hoping for a snow day. I think the dryer is as lucky as we are getting for now.