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    Power cords for dryers

    As most scrappers know the power cords for dryers have a good bit of copper in them as the cord are pretty thick. Has anybody ever tried selling the cords as a usable item? Most of the cords I come across are still in very good shape. Just wondering if it might be worth it.



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    They only go for $10 to $15 brand new at Home Depot, but you could try. Even $5 would be more than the yard. For 1 cord anyway.

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    This would be profitable if you are selling directly to an appliance repairman. But, otherwise...*puts on glasses* it sounds like a wash. YYYYYEEEEEAAAHHHHH!!!!!

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    I've been keeping mine separate from the regular scrap wire. Seems like a waste to cut it up. Recently I got a dryer with no cord, looks to be a fairly new dryer, but he said it squeaks. I'm going to put a cord on it and see if I can't get it going to resell.

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    Sounds like maybe a bearing, could be an easy fix,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mechanic688 View Post
    Sounds like maybe a bearing, could be an easy fix,,,
    That's what I'm thinking. I'm trying to be more selective in the appliances I tear down, in that if it's an EZ fix, do that and make more, versus the 8.5 cents a lb I get now.

    One of my 1st appliances was a washer. Guy said it wouldn't spin any more, so I just tore down and scrapped it.

    By the time I got to the motor I found out what the problem was. $12 plastic coupler. By then it was scrap. Live and learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoScrapper View Post
    I've been keeping mine separate from the regular scrap wire. Seems like a waste to cut it up. Recently I got a dryer with no cord, looks to be a fairly new dryer, but he said it squeaks. I'm going to put a cord on it and see if I can't get it going to resell.
    Try putting some grease on the pulley wheel, that's how I stopped mine from squeaking

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIrrationalist View Post
    This would be profitable if you are selling directly to an appliance repairman. But, otherwise...*puts on glasses* it sounds like a wash. YYYYYEEEEEAAAHHHHH!!!!!
    Was that supposed to be "dry" humor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditchdigger View Post
    Was that supposed to be "dry" humor?
    You caught me.


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