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Old 3-Mar-2013, 7:50 PM   #14
Dagwood
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: NYS, Finger Lakes area
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Originally Posted by GroundUrMast View Post
Many years ago, I serviced home appliances for a living. High current and high temperature connections such as oven, dryer elements and the control components that carried the current of those elements was a common failure point for the contacts terminals and wire connections.
I'm trying to figure out how to thank you for this. Just saying "Thank you" doesn't seem enough.

This problem would have gone away in a couple of weeks when I un-plugged the heater for the winter season. As long as the shop stays above 40, the oil doesn't gel. Then the problem would have come back early next winter when I plugged it back in.

At any rate, it would have driven me to insanity; I would never have figured this out on my own.

Just a curiosity: Problems like mine weren't an issue in the old days of analog TVs, was it?

So: thanks a million for tracking this down. I have enough problems in life, and my erratic TV reception for the past few weeks was something I didn't need.
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