Original post by: Stan Sexton ,
I took a metric machine screw about 1/4 in long and about the same diameter and stuck it in the pin hole. I plan to epoxy it in for a permanent fix. Using a cheap, too small diameter plastic instead of metal pin is just cheap engineering. My matching HE3 dryer wouldn't start and it was a bad thermistor. Cut that out and soldered in a solid wire. Permanent fix for both machines. As Charles F. Kettering, past president and engineer at GM said: "Parts left out cost nothing and cause no service problems".