Lost with the new appliances? The Samurai teaches you Circuit Fu…

Click here to check out our structured, online appliance repair training courses for rookies and experienced techs.

FAQs | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Podcast | Contact

Stay connected with us...

Samurai on Facebook - become a fan today! Sign up for our free newsletter and keep up with all things Appliantology. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for lots of appliance repair tips and help! Follow the Samurai on Twitter and get timely morsels of Appliantological Wisdom! Subscribe to our MST Radio podcast to learn secrets of the trade.
Chef

Frigidaire Gas Dryer

8 posts in this topic

I have a frigidaire Gas dryer that will not spin w/ more than  1/8 of a full load in it.. I have changed the belt twicw now and I just have no clue what else to do... any help would be greatly appreciated :D

 

Thanks,

Chef :yikes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

When you say it won't spin, does that mean if you load it up, it stops spinning altogether (no motor sound)? Or does the motor keep running but the drum ain't tumblin'?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you check to see if the idler pulley turned free?

Nick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The motor runs, but if you put more than just a few articles of clothing in it, it is too heavy to continue to run. It heats and runs fine, but it tries to spin and then won't with more than a few clothes in it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

***The motor runs, but if you put more than just a few articles of clothing in it, it is too heavy to continue to run. It heats and runs fine, but it tries to spin and then won't with more than a few clothes in it***

***it is too heavy to continue to run***   What stops running , the motor??? or does the drum stop turning and the motor keeps running.....??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the motor continues to run.. but the drum stops turning.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

change the belt and oil the idler ....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about this...

Get a new belt and a new idler pulley. Before you install them, clean the outside of the drum to remove any grease, oil, dirt, ect.. that may be on the drum. Then put some grease on the ball that the drum turns on (rear bearing).

This should get you back in the game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites