End of wire question

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Pasta88, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    https://imgur.com/a/yeL6uzL

    I have this in my dryer, i need to replace end of wire part (female)that are crimped on and slide it on to the male end in this pic.

    What are the female ends called?

    thx
     
  2. tonto11

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    Female Disconnects / Connecteurs femelles
    is what it says on the box

    From an auto parts store
    usually on a rack so you can match size with the old one

    ...T
     
  3. Pasta88

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    TYVM.....PS... does it matter if the female spade connector doesnt look the same as the one that was on before? Or can i use anyone that fits on the male spade connector?
     
  4. tonto11

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    No problem , as long as it's good and rugged
    These things grip by spring tension in the rolled edges at the sides
    and if the connection is not clean and bright and have a strong grip they can get hot
    and anneal the spring tension so it completely loses it's grip
    it then opens up and you lose the connection
    or worse it can start arcing across the gap and start a fire
    which happened to me

    Moral is for dryer application use high amp rated connectors
    and don't buy cheap ones

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  5. Pasta88

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    #5 Pasta88, Aug 26, 2018
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    This is for the door switch. Does it really matter if cheap or not?

    This is what the old ones look like....
    https://imgur.com/a/btlvTcc



    thx

    TIA
     
  6. tonto11

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    Have a look at the circuit diagram
    I think you will find the door switch is not in the main power circuit
    but in a control circuit of the thermostat heater
    in which case any connector will do
    because it's only milliamperes
    cheap is fine here

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  7. Pasta88

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    Thx as I replaced that as well.