A New Day!
I finally gave up on the dryer about midnight. Woke again at 4am but could motivate myself out of bed beyond cleaning up the dog’s stank. Realized the cat was awol (escaped while I was coming to and fro with the dryer parts) so I spent a few minutes calling her back into the house. The scared thing spent 4 hours on the outside!
I don’t want to go to work today. I want to finish the dryer. I’m very close. All-in-all I’ve learned a whole bunch about dryers and things you can do to maintenance them and extend their lives; however, if I took my standard hourly rate and applied it to this learning lesson I probably could have just had one delivered and installed and foregone the lesson. They would have even hauled off the old one. On the plus side, I can repair the other one with relative easy based on what I have learned and Cathy can have two dryers.