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Frigidaire Gallery Model FSE447GHS0 Stackable Dryer - Will not turn on


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Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:12 AM

OK, cleaned up the switch like was suggested earlier...jumpered that thermostat cut out switch that's broken and hooked up the electricity.

Set the timer and turned the knob and the motor took off like a shot. Ran it for about a minute and also watched the coils glow.

Now I'm stumped. I'll put in some more maintenance pieces including that thermoswitch and a new belt since I'm in there, but it seems to work now that I cleaned up some of the lint between the centrifigul switch and the motor.

BTW, no wiring diagram in the control panel...hmmmm...

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:26 AM

Good, now see if the elements come on with the motor NOT RUNNING, but the dryer plugged in and the timer set to a heat cycle, like timed dry 40 minutes...do not start the motor, let it sit for a bit and see if the elements come on with the motor off...
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:57 AM

OK, diconnected the motor, The elements will not come on. Nothing working with the motor disconnected. That would seem to be good, right? So why was it hot last night with the motor not running...?

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:06 AM

No, No do the test with the motor hooked up, we want to see if the motor switch is still feeding power to the elements with the motor off and hooked up with the dryer plugged in, the door closed and the timer turned on, but do not start the motor.
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:40 AM

OK, motor hooked up, dryer plugged in. Put the timer to 40 or so, high heat/regular on the dial, but did not turn the "on knob" which turns the motor on. Nothing happening. Everything stays cool. What does that tell?

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:51 AM

It tells us we have no clue why your dryer was hot when it was off...LOL...if the element was not grounded and the motor switch/clutch is working ok, I do not know what else it could have been, except for something else grounded that is not so now.  Or you got the motor switch/clutch assy cleared of anything causing it to stick? Replace the fuse, put the dryer back together and watch it carefully.  Untill you are sure it will not do this again I would unplug it when not in use or away from the home at least...if it does it again and the elment is not grounded suspect the motor is the problem....good job I might add, we appreciate people like you that make it so easy to help and have a good sense of humor....and be sure your dryer vent to the outside is clear, this will make the fuse open bacause the dryer will over heat if the air flow is blocked.
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 12:29 PM

Heh...no idea huh? Well, I'm new to this so I don't feel too awful :)

I cleaned the centrifigul switch so that may have helped.

What WORRIES me a LOT...while on the site, I've been perusing...the vent is a vinyl,corrugated hose. It leads up into the attic and then out the side of the house up top...
I know I need to replace that. But the distance is LONG, straight up. If I replace with metal pipe, can I follow the same pathway? Going down would be into the crawlspace I think and then another hole out the bottom side of the house, if I can even get under there. (Dryer is on an inside wall, not an outside wall...go figure!)

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 12:45 PM

Hummmm, sounds like your vent might have caused all of these problems....I would sure see about making sure it is clear and making it shorter and horizontal at least...
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 12:52 PM

Bingo! Why, I've seen vents so screwed up that I've pulled out cats!

Also, Rotary, take a step back and read the Ultimate Dryer Venting Guide.

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 02:36 PM

I did raead the vent guide. Scared me silly! I can't make it horizontal lower down. Its got a fairly long horizontal piece already. Blech!

This weekend, I'll have to fix that, along with the valve cover gaskets and the mirror frame I have to build after I remodel the bathroom...glad I took leave from work :)

ON another note, what was that washing machine recommended by Master Samurai that is fairly simple, no electronics, about $1200 though. I couldn't find the reference on the site anymore.

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 04:51 PM

The Staber   ???
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 04:59 PM

Thank you, that's it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 05:17 PM

Here ya go.... http://www.staber.com/
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