Turn it off. Everyone was tired. I was dejected and felt humility for purchasing this appliance without testing it first. So, I called the seller and they agreed to tear up my check as long as I didn't bring the dryer back. Uh...okay. So, we undid the electric cable and put it back on our old dryer and hauled it back into place and let the squeeky dryer take up space in our entry until we decided what we were doing with it.
I called a repairman and he said he won't even repair a GE dryer because they are junk and not worth the $1.25 the scrapyard would give me for it. Awesome.
Right around this time, Steve had been reading an article on the benefits of allowing children to take things apart and the ways that it builds their brain as opposed to just seeing things done. It seemed we had the perfect educational opportunity literally at our front door.
So the dryer became the educational project. For two and a half months. Now it is disassembled and some parts have been thrown away others we saved for the scrap yard. I'm glad to have it outta here! I suppose I should also say thanks to the seller for the educational dryer.
What did we all learn? That dryers have lots of parts and the only tool you need to take a dryer apart is a simple screwdriver. Pretty cool. Watch the video at the end of this post to see the education in action.
|All that hard work paid off. We found a dollar!|