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    Recycling a dryer. (violently)

    Some of yall may have seen this already. its nothing new. but some may find it interesting so I thought i'd put it up here. As you can see you don't need all sorts of fancy tools to start tearing things apart. Is it worth it to tear these up? maybe. but even if you don't get much more for the wire and motor it fits in your truck alot better when you make it all flat. which for some of the guys that say they dont mess with steel because of the space it takes up this may be beneficial for you.



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    There's just something about swinging an axe and busting sh*T up that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    Fun stuff there.... I prefer the ol take the 9 screws off the back and pull out the wires and done. Im not a fan of jagged steel cutting me open. Plus im sure my neighbors approve of my quiet method also lol
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    Next dryer I get, I'ma get my toolbox ad drill out, and set them beside the dryer... start this video... remove all the pertinent screws & bolts with the proper tools, cut out the harness... unbolt the motor... then pop enough screws back into the shell to hold it together, then check and see where the video is. I'm betting I could be done right about the part he's bashing the motor out. Not sure.

    And no sliced open forearm from yanking on wires right next to a jagged sheet metal panel.
    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    Next dryer I get, I'ma get my toolbox ad drill out, and set them beside the dryer... start this video... remove all the pertinent screws & bolts with the proper tools, cut out the harness... unbolt the motor... then pop enough screws back into the shell to hold it together, then check and see where the video is. I'm betting I could be done right about the part he's bashing the motor out. Not sure.

    And no sliced open forearm from yanking on wires right next to a jagged sheet metal panel.
    me yep, I was thinking the same thing. A drill with the right sized bit and 30 seconds later the back is off

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    All that bashing and pounding is hard on the body. It takes it's toll but you may not realize it till you're in your 50's or 60's.

    Advil is your friend !

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    Truth be told, with the fact that nearly every dryer I find lately has copper-coated-aluminum windings in the motor, and those barely pay over shred here, the main reason for removing the back is to look for the change...and if you're really lucky... some folding money that got left in someone's jeans. Nothing like pulling a dusty $20 bill out of one!!!

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    I've taken my dryers apart several times over the years to repair them and there are very few screws holding them together. This seems like a waste of energy but makes for an interesting video.

    Now, if you need to quickly release some bad energy, this can be very therapeutic. Over the years I have smashed untold numbers of electronic devices on the garage floor because I was pissed off.

    One that stands out was the printer that hit the floor many times. When I was finished I had a triangular piece of sharp plastic stuck in my forehead and blood was running down my face.

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    I'm picturing a scene from Office Space....

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    I use a battery powered screwdriver to take things apart.

    If find that its it takes about 4 seconds after my loosing patience with something and just bashing it, for me to start bleeding..
    Driers have lots of sharp edges inside them too... Safety first.
    Their cases make good bins to dump lightgauge metal into & once its full i just screw the back back onto it & its compartmentalized.
    Microwaves are exellent for this too. I hammer a screwdriver hole thru the back of the inside of the oven so it wont fill with water. And i use a couple of the 4 screws that are used to hold the steel band around a CRT screen to screw the microwave door shut.
    ( Allways remove the vacuum from CRT screens before messing with them. I grab the circuit board & twist it around a bit untill it cracks near the pins & i can hear the air get sucked into it. Once thats done, its pretty safe as large smooth glass objects with sharp glass bits sticking out of the pointy bit can be. )
    I did get a electric shock off my last one from a undischarged capactor, the 3rd i have had since starting scrapping. Not bad.
    They are fat chunky self tapping screws with a big flat washer on them. Easy to drill their own hole & drive in.

    All of the driers i have met have had Aluminium wires in the motors.
    Certain washing machines and CRT's & later model microwaves have Aluminium windings. ( Some Microwaves have 1 Ali & 1 Copper winding on the transformers. Always check. )

    Im about to pull another microwave apart now. I found it a few hours ago. And i found a ripped off trailer numberplate there too.
    So i took the numberplate into the Police station & he checked & found its off a stolen caravan.
    Neat.
    So with any luck somebody might get their caravan back if the Police can use the video footage off a security camera of a nearby business.
    I find a lot of stuff.....
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