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Post# 1023482   2/3/2019 at 11:44 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Un-flippin'-believable... I threw a load of freshly Time-Line washed clothes into the 55 Norge Time-Line dryer, turned the dial and... nothing! Nada! Rien du tout!

Lights came on but no motor movement or sounds.

I must have been very bad to dryers in a past life or Appliance Karma is out to get me.

The 53 Westinghouse is probably going to get swapped back into service... assuming IT doesn't decide to rebel on me.  

I don't much care for this unlucky streak....   Rant over.  Carry on....

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Post# 1023485 , Reply# 1   2/3/2019 at 12:12 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
Some good news....

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The 53 Westy did not let me down.  I would have been most disappointed if it had (and by disappointed I mean "white hot murderous rage").

Time to diagnose the non-cooperative Norge....

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Post# 1023493 , Reply# 2   2/3/2019 at 13:40 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Does the door switch click when pressed?

Post# 1023497 , Reply# 3   2/3/2019 at 14:16 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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It does; the drum light goes off and the panel light comes on.  I am wondering if it might be a belt switch.  The 51 Frigidaire Filtrator played that trick on me before...

Post# 1023504 , Reply# 4   2/3/2019 at 15:37 by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
that Westy dryer...

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is a beauty! Do you have the washer Paul? Our neighborhood was full of Westinghouse engineers in the 50s and I remember 2 families that had these. Is that the one that does the "How Dry I Am" jingle when it's done - so fun!

Post# 1023507 , Reply# 5   2/3/2019 at 16:08 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I do indeed have the matching Laundromat!  Bought the set from the grandson of the original owner!

The dryer is the 'Signing Signal' model - gotta love that!!

Post# 1023515 , Reply# 6   2/3/2019 at 17:53 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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There is no belt switch, I would look at timer contacts, loose broken wires on the motor [ or bad motor ] bad door switch, these are very simple dryers I am sure you will find the problem quickly.


John L.

Post# 1023518 , Reply# 7   2/3/2019 at 18:59 by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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I would also check if its not a problem with the dryer fusebox inside the dry that's not burn out

Post# 1023532 , Reply# 8   2/3/2019 at 22:05 by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
I feel your pain.

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As my buddy Andy Rubenoff used to say, "These things are just supposed to work".

Even though you are my Arch Nemesis, this shouldn't happen to you.

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Post# 1023547 , Reply# 9   2/4/2019 at 05:31 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
"Signing Signal"

 Is that a feature for the deaf user, not to make fun of those who cannot hear.  One of the Bushes was described as a blind man in a room of deaf people.

Post# 1023557 , Reply# 10   2/4/2019 at 08:16 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Tom, the term was used in Westinghouse advertising for the dryer. I guess it sounded better than the 'music box dryer'... LOL

Post# 1024106 , Reply# 11   2/9/2019 at 13:30 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
Pierreandreply4 is the winner!

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I had been stewing all week over the Norge dryer conking out on me and when reviewing my restoration pictures I noticed the Fusetron socket hidden by the lint trap access door. 

I thought to myself "Could the fuse be bad?"

It was... changed it and the dryer motor started right up again!

Funny thing about fuses is they can be bad even if they don't appear to be "blown".   Nonetheless, I am very happy the Norge Laundry Maids will be a couple once again.  

The 53 Westy Laundromat did look lonely though... I may have to bring it back into service in the spring. 

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Post# 1024108 , Reply# 12   2/9/2019 at 13:44 by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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was happy to help happen summer last year with the whirlpool duet dryer that's why I tough it could be the fuse inside the dryer

Post# 1024505 , Reply# 13   2/13/2019 at 19:59 by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        
Knock on any Norge

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Advertising jingo, apparently from 1967, that we saved from a dealer magazine. Just a skinny plastic sheet, for playing at 33-1/3.

I should put a coin on it and play it. I think I still remember the tune.

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Post# 1024509 , Reply# 14   2/13/2019 at 20:49 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Knock On Any Norge

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Hi Fred I would love to hear that jingle again. I think I remember it well, We even have a 3 Sp VHQ pair to go with this ad campaign at the museum.



Post# 1024593 , Reply# 15   2/14/2019 at 08:12 by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        
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I emailed you the audio recording. You might have to turn your volume way up. Let me know if it works for you.

(email will be coming from "craigslist_email AT aol DOT com"


Post# 1024600 , Reply# 16   2/14/2019 at 09:43 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Knock On Any Norge

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Hi Fred, I just listened to the record, I really enjoyed hearing the jingle again, I remember coming home from school and hearing the Norge ads on TV with that jingle, It was on the TV Soap The Edge Of Night.

John L.

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