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Member Since 27 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 27 2013 07:32 PM

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Frigidaire gler642as3 drum won't come out!

27 June 2013 - 04:54 PM

Our gler642as3 dryer is not drying clothes well. It runs about 3 hours before the clothes are anywhere near dry. The vent is clear and air blows just fine out of the back of it so we don't think it's an air flow issue. The clothes do not feel hot when we take them out so we believe it's not getting hot or not hot enough. They do feel a little warm and I do feel the back of the dryer getting hot, but I'm thinking that the only issue it could be is the heating element. If you have any other suggestions as to what it might be, that'd be great.
However, I decided to disassemble the dryer and see if the thermal fuse was the issue or if it was the heating element. I had not one problem taking the machine apart using a instructional video. Only when it came time to remove the drum, it wouldn't come out! It feels like it's still attached firmly to the back of the dryer in the very center of the drum. I tried looking up info for this specific dryer and the only thing I can find is the same instructions that are everywhere for all dryers, nothing specifically for ours. I lifted the lid, detached the wires, took the front off, then took the back piece off and detached the belt.
Is there something special about this dryer that makes it so I have to do something else? I see there are a bunch of screws on the back of the drum, but I didn't want to remove those for no reason and end up making things worse. I did remove all the screws on the back of the dryer, and that made no difference. My husband thinks it's crazy every time I try and repair stuff in the house myself. He'd rather pay someone $150 (actual quote from a repair man) to fix it.  So now I look like an idiot because our dryer is taken apart, and I have made no progress toward fixing it. My husband wants to just put it back together and pay the crazy repair fee. Any advice on what I might have missed? I really hate the idea of paying someone money to do something that I can do myself.

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