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rains1986

Fridgidaire FEX831CSO

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Washer works just fine, dryer will not turn on... Im not sure where to start, but i figured this forum was a good jumping point.

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Has this Dryer worked for you up till now at this location ?
Re-set your House Circuit Breakers
Test for 120v AC from each "outer" Terminal to the "center" Terminal on the Power Terminal Strip
and 240v AC across the "outer" Terminals
Test the Thermal Limiter #36 on the inside back Wall
http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=1489053

 

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Yeah, it worked up until now just fine, i just reset my breakers. Next move is to take off the back panel and find that dang thermal fuse. luckily i have a meter ( or someone that knows how to read a meter) .. so i'll test the fuse today....if it tests good, i'll lean towards the door switch.. thanks for your help ,.. am i right to suspect the door switch if the fuse is good?

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just having a hard time getting to the back wall now....

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I don't think you go in from the Back Wall..

maybe from the Top of the Dryer

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I don't think you go in from the Back Wall..

maybe from the Top of the Dryer

Correctillia. The first part of this video has some helpful disassembly tips:

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Yes Sirs to both of u! went in from the top, got the fuse, headed to work now, where i can have it tested..... im prayin its the problem, 11 dollar fixes thrill me.

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well, my tech said the fuse was good.... im wondering/hoping if he was wrong.....

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did you test the right one...

# 36 not # 33

Did you test the voltages on the Terminal Strip at the rear of the Dryer ?

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yep, tested #36 , but i have not tested the voltage on the terminal strip. im not sure how to do that , honestly

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sooooo, to anyone that was curious, #26 was stuck, so i popped it out, tested it by hooking both wires together, completed the circuit and im ordering it as we speak. ....... to be honest, i would have never gotten it fixed by myself, not knowing the first thing about dryers. i feel like i need to make a donation. thanks to u all. you are all true bad asses.

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<h3 class="productName">

Door Switch Assembly</h3>

<p class="itemNumber">Item #285 (OEM Part)</p>

<div class="column">

<p class="productDescription">Dryer door switch</p>

<p class="productDescription" id="mfgPartNum">Manufacturer Number 5308001614</p>

<p class="extraMsg">This part has been permanently discontinued by the manufacturer and we don't know of any source for the part</p>

<p class="extraMsg"> </p>

<p class="extraMsg">ahhhh!!!!!!!!!! come on.... now what?</p>

<p class="extraMsg"> </p>

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dunno what happend with my last post. the door switch is discontinued... just searching for the part now... :/

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Researching WE4X197 is an exact match. Party on!

Edited by applianceman18007260692

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yep! got it ordered. now that im familiar with my unit, i think im going to change out the heating element, as my dryer has slowly lost its heat...

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going to change out the heating element, as my dryer has slowly lost its heat...

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