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Frigidaire Gallery Dryer has multiple issues

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#1 bpickett

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:14 PM

My nearly 10 year old Frigidaire dryer seems to be on it's last leg, but because it's a stacked unit we would have to replace both washer and dryer to keep it in the existing space in our laundry room, since the newer units will not stack on the washer. Therefore I'm trying to fix it and looking for some solutions.

1.) The dryer continues through it's cycle regardless if the door is open or not, door light will go on and off but the dryer continues to tumble. When the dryer reaches the end of a cycle the buzzer will run indefinitely. The only way to stop it is to unplug the machine.
2.) Although the dryer cycle continues the dryer itself, heat and tumbling stops intermittently throughout the cycle but because the cycle continues it will start back after being shut down for 10-20 minutes. Just before stopping, the dryer begins to slow down and, loudly, strains to a stop.

Thanks in advance for any assistance in resolving these problems.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

does this Dryer have a model number ?
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:41 AM

Yep, sorry. Can't believe I left that out..... FSE447GHS0

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:19 AM

... continues through it's cycle regardless if the door is open or not, door light will go on and off but the dryer continues to tumble.
.... When the dryer reaches the end of a cycle the buzzer will run indefinitely..
... Although the dryer cycle continues the dryer itself, heat and tumbling stops intermittently throughout the cycle

... but because the cycle continues it will start back after being shut down for 10-20 minutes.
... Just before stopping, the dryer begins to slow down and, loudly, strains to a stop.

1) continues to run while Door is open ...bad Door Switch
2) bad (or lint clogged) Centrifugal Switch (part of the Drum Motor)
3) bad Drum Motor
4) doesn't re-start by itself, does it ?
5) bad Drum Motor

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

I agree with REG on the door switch.
The timer is also stuck internally on the RUN contacts.

it will start back after being shut down for 10-20 minutes.



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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:26 AM

The dryer does restart by itself.


Sounds like I'm buying a new motor...... and door switch.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:21 AM

You can still get a new dryer that will stack the same as yours, You just need a salesperson with some brains/experience.
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#8 bpickett

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:52 AM

That would be a great option but I haven't found a salesperson with either..... yet. I've assumed that finding a new dryer that would stack with my washer was a lost cause.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:42 AM

... The dryer does restart by itself.
may also be a bad Start Switch

Does the Dryer start by itself when the Timer Dial is set to a Cycle ?
Does the Dryer stop OK by itself at the end of a Cycle ?
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:46 AM

The only way to stop the dryer is by unplugging it. It's as if it is always on. The timer will continue to advance until it reaches the end of the cycle and it will then buzz (letting me know the cycle is completed) until it is unplugged.

I say it is always on but the dryer does stop tumbling intermittently during the cycle but the cycle continues to advance (even though it's no longer tumbling or heating) therefore once it has cooled or whatever is making it shut off in the first place, it will start tumbling and heating again for a few minutes (5-10) and then stop tumbling for say 10-20 minutes and then cut back on. It will continue to do this till the end of the cycle.

The dryer has been shutting down intermittently for several months and I would have to wait a few minutes and I could turn it back on. The additional issue with the cycle continuing to run, has only started in the last few weeks.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:54 PM

wrinkleguard?
Even root canal is easy...if you're a dentist...

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:57 PM

... Does the Dryer start by itself when the Timer Dial is set to a Cycle ?
... Does the Dryer stop OK by itself at the end of a Cycle ?


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

Yes, it does start by itself when the Timer Dial is set to a cycle...... If it is plugged in, the timer dial is always advancing although the dryer may or may not necessarily be running.

No, it does not stop OK by itself at the end of the cycle......it will stop tumbling and heating (drying) but the buzzer will continue to buzz until it is unplugged.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

... Yes, it does start by itself when the Timer Dial is set to a cycle......
...If it is plugged in, the timer dial is always advancing although the dryer may or may not necessarily be running.
...it will stop tumbling and heating (drying) but the buzzer will continue to buzz until it is unplugged.

1) bad Start Switch
2) Timer Motor can't advance if the Buzzer is buzzing ..
3) Timer seems OK
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:10 AM

So, it looks like a new motor and start switch. Thanks for your help.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:10 AM

So, it looks like a new motor and start switch. Thanks for your help.

and probably the Door Switch... it's cheap
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