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Frigidaire gas dryer FSG748GFS1


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#1 bananasmith

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 05:02 AM

We just bought a house from some "clean" challenged people.   Went to clean out lint trap in Frigidaire gas #FSG748GFS1 and it is caked with lint and probably fabric softener residue.  took it a step further and realized the whole dryer is jammed with lint/dirt.  How do I deal with the gas connection before removing the front of the dryer? Only had electric in the past so I feel stumped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 02 November 2006 - 05:46 AM

FIRST pull plug from receptacle. unless there's something weird about your hookup you can service this dryer with gas hooked up. just be carefull around igniter, it's fragile.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 06:43 AM

Hey thanks.  The dryer is installed under a countertop so I don't know yet if I have enough clearance to get the front off with out having to shimmy it out a little bit.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 07:17 AM

HUmmm, this sounds not so good....I might suggest seeing about turning off the gas first in this case, we can hope the gas line is long enough for you to pull the dryer out and reach the gas cut off....has to be one behind the dryer by law...if the dryer is that clogged with lint I suspect the vent from the dryer to the outside has problems and is blocking the airflow from the dryer to the outside also..
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:46 AM

sounds like this is a stackable dryer, ok, since you don't know how it was installed, i would find another gas shutoff [house?] kill power, gas. pull out[they put it in so it has to come out] pop top [2 clips in front] screws on inside of front panel. retaining brackets at bottom of front panel. probably find vent tube bad. when you put it back make sure vent doesn't get crimped. don't use vinyil venting.  

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 08:17 AM

You all have been very helpful.  I do think this was a stackable set that they installed side by side--then --like everything else in the house they rigged a countertop over it at an angle. After I disconnected power, vent tube, and checked length of gas flex pipe I went to pull it out and only had 2 inches before it hit the counter brace and it moved no more. So another 2 hour project turns into three days!  Tell me this-- if they ran it with either no vent pipe(!) or a leaky one (we renovated the floor above and it was caked with lint) what would this mean for the dryer and its safety?

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 12:14 PM

You do have lots of home insurance, right??  :?
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Posted 06 November 2006 - 05:59 AM

JUST what I wanted to hear!!  I was able to tear out the  counter, get the dryer apart, clean out all lint I couldn't reach before, visually inspect everything (all looks okay--wasn't too bad in there just looked as if it hadn't been done in 8 years!), put in new flex pipe, and replaced all external venting pipes though they were relatively new.  Feel better about running it now.  Gas people are coming in next week for something else -I'm going to have them give all connections a look/see. Now, how do a make a beer$$ contribution?!

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 08:15 AM

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