GE stackable washer/dryer Broken heating element connector

krelvin

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Hey y'all I have an 86' ge stackable washer/dryer. The connector between the heating element and coil has recently broken. Was thinking of just soldering it. Any advice on what I should buy to replace it? Or if soldering it would work? Attaching some photos....
 

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Dan O.

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Once discolored and corroded like that, that terminal is garbage now. It will never conduct electricity properly again. It has to be replaced (prob comes already attached to the heater coil) along with trimming back the wire to an unaffected portion and putting on a new wire connector onto it properly.

If everything is not corrected together the whole situation will occur again. A failure there could produce a fire or electrocution hazard! Don't jury rig a repair! Fix it once and fix it right


You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances at the following link. You'll need it to get the right replacement element.

LINK > Model Number Tag Location Guide

Dan O.
 
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