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LEQ6000ES2 Fridgidaire Affinity Dryer Long Dry Time


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#1 richseattle56

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:19 PM

What is the most common cause of this in this model? Part number 134120900 the thermal limiter seems like the logical solution if heating at all. Which it is. And if it is bad should it read open? Could it be opening at a lower temp then 220? Any thoughts?

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Edited by richseattle56, 25 October 2012 - 05:27 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

Check the vent going to the outside of the house, the vent house could be crimped or blocked with lint.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:31 PM

The vent is clear no kink in hose exhaust clear.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:36 PM

The part you referenced above is a "one shot" thermal fuse, once it opens, it cuts off all power to the dryer until you replace it.

You will probably need to replace the hi limit thermostat which will be located on the heater housing itself.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:39 PM

So the dryer would not start if it is bad?

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:40 PM

Correct. the dryer won't even start if the thermal fuse you referenced above is bad.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

Dryer takes about a 140 minutes to dry a load. What about the thermistor on the blower housing? And how to test it? I found the service manual for this model thanks for all the help.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

check your Venting System

Dryer Vent
Vent should be rigid metal.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.
NO plastic
NO PVC
NO screws
Foil Duct Tape is OK.
With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat,
the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F
Check / clean the Dryer Vent
Disconnect the Dryer Vent and check for good air-flow there and where it exits the house.
Check the Vent air temperature at the back of the Dryer.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:43 PM

If this is the electronic verzion dryer with the thermistor and control board controled heat i have seem thermistors cause problems of very low temps, long dry times. The tech sheet should show you the resistance readings you should get. I think its somthing lime 50k ohm at room temp.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:16 PM

... 50k ohm at room temp.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:33 PM

Try a load in Dryer with vent disconnected
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:19 AM

See if the heat shied material is still attached to the plate the heat element is located. If not, hot air will get to the high limit thermostat, and the heat element will cycle off independent of the thermisier readings. While inside, clean and check the entire airflow path. Also, clean and add grease to the rear bearing, lubricate the idler pulley, and check the front bearing for wear.

Edited by nickfixit, 26 October 2012 - 05:25 AM.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:26 AM

When you checked the vent, did you see if there was strong airflow at the exhaust flap. Compare the airflow coming out of the back of the dryer without any venting to the airflow with the venting connected.
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