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Fridgidaire dryer FEX831CSO

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#1 rains1986

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:14 AM

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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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:09 AM

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
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:24 AM

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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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:41 AM

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

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:07 AM

I don't think you go in from the Back Wall..
maybe from the Top of the Dryer
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 10:45 AM

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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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:35 AM

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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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:59 PM

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

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:12 PM

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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Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:15 PM

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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Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:27 PM

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:35 PM

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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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:40 PM

<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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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:45 PM

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

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:55 PM

Researching WE4X197 is an exact match. Party on!

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:38 AM

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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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:33 AM

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

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