Alright! I fixed the F*&^% gas dryer!

So last night the thing just wouldn't work, no matter how much jiggling of th wires, the ignitor would not light up.
I take the front off to get access, and one wire attached to a prong on the left side of the gas tube had finally rotted off. I spliced it an inch down, crimped on a new attachment, and it was good to go...
Except that while I was doing this, the front of the dryer fell backward, pulling the wire and prong attached to it from the door kill switch...
Being the genius that I am, I spliced the two wires together, therefore bypassing the kill switch. (so now you can opent he dryer door while it is spinning - convenient for throwing in that last sock.)
I am officially a member of the club. The Mickey Mouse club.
I will pick up a door kill switch at some point...I am glad I didn't go $400 for a new dryer when the only issue was a rotten wire. 1979 Maytag dryers rule.
Later,
Bluesman
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Congrats! Most home repairs (and appliances) are uaually simple. You just have to be confident enough to seek out the problem and have a little skill to carry out the fix. You now know this.
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Are we expected to flame you for lack of safety?
Most repair guys have done something like this.
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