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#1 dgolfer

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:25 AM

I have a frigidaire gas dryer model #CRGR442AS0. It isn't heating my clothes enough.  The igniter is lighting the gas, but it seems that it isn't staying on long enough to heat the drum.  Could it be defective gas coils or thermostat?  How would I check these? 

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The timer doesn't seem to be moving.  It's a new timer, so I know it can't be bad.  Would another component prevent it from timing down?


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Posted 02 July 2006 - 08:42 AM

the first thing you do is disconnect the vent off the back. operate it that way. if it heats up properly and dries a load you have a venting problem. if it continues to short cycle or not heat at all replace the coils more than likely. post back

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 09:50 AM

I'll try that.  Also,  the timer doesn't seem to be moving.  It's a new timer, so I know it can't be bad.  Would another component prevent it from timing down?  Thanks for you're help.



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Posted 02 July 2006 - 09:59 AM

Does the timer move while in a timed dry cycle? Which cycles do you have and does it move during any of them?

On most recent Frigidaires' automatic cycles the timer only advances during periods of thermostat satisfaction, so if your coils are shot the timer will never advance in an automatic cycle as it can never get hot enough.

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 11:52 AM

I just ran it on the high heat and the automatic white cycle without the vent attached and it did complete it but didn't dry the clothes.  Previously I had run it on the color cycle and it didn't appear to move.  From the previous reply I suppose it is the coils on the gas valves.  How would I test them to make sure?




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