20 Most Recent Frigidaire FER311FS Electric Dryer Questions & Answers


Hi

I would assume that the heating element has burnt out.
These are often not expensive to buy and fairly easy to replace

Frigidaire... | Answered on Apr 24, 2017


oh oh sounds like a bad motor with burned windings? let me guess it shuts down after about 20-30 minutes?

Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 20, 2014


Good Afternoon Friend, that's a great question!

I see that your post is listed on Frigidaire dryer, FER311FS. I show that the thermal fuse of your dryer is located on the right side rear wall under the top. Hope this helpful! Should I be of any additional assistance, please feel free to reconnect.

Frigidaire... | Answered on May 28, 2014


Good Morning Tabitha,

I see that you are looking to see how hot your Frigidaire dryer, model# FER311FS, actually gets, due to you not having temperature controls on your particular model. Being that you have just the timed dry cycle, it provides up to 100 minutes of drying time at high heat for regular and permanent press items. When drying permanent press items, turn the cycle selector to 40-50 minutes. This is the average time needed to dry most loads of permanent press items. The load tumbles without heat during the last 10 minutes of the Timed Dry cycle. Use this setting to refresh clothing, pillows or blankets or to dust draperies. Heat-sensitive items such as plastics, foam rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials or items containing feathers or down should be dried only with this setting. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-

Frigidaire... | Answered on Apr 17, 2014


I would have a tech come to your home and examine the machine. You have a short somewhere in the circuit.

Frigidaire... | Answered on May 08, 2012


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

Frigidaire... | Answered on Sep 17, 2011


Hi,
The cycling or operating thermostatis often the problem when a dryer runstoo hot, but there are also other things that can make it run hot also.

Here is a tip that I wrote that gives more details about why a clothes dryer will get too hot.

Clothes Dryergetting too hot

heatman101

Frigidaire... | Answered on Sep 17, 2011


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

Frigidaire... | Answered on Sep 11, 2011


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

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Frigidaire... | Answered on Aug 28, 2011


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about why an electricdryer will not stop heating sometimes.

ElectricDryer won't stop heating

heatman101

Frigidaire... | Answered on Aug 18, 2011


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

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Frigidaire... | Answered on Aug 04, 2011


you may have a shorted winding in the motor. check that no object is in the blower fan and that you can move the fan freely. if that is the case winding is bad. if fan moves hard the motor bearings bad, in ether case replace the motor.

good luck to you.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Feb 09, 2011


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101
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Frigidaire... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011


I would say the dryer has a failed central ball bearing. You can say it by turning the drum manually, with the belt not installed and hearing for the tipical "grainy" sound of the rusted or stucked bearing.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101

Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010


Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
There is a cover on the upper left on the back that houses the "Thermal Limiter"that you need to check for continuity with a multimeter. IF it's bad, replace with this part. Next, there is a thermostat on the rear heater housing that need to be checked for continuity and replaced if bad with this part. Then, check the heating element for continuity and replace if bad with this part.
Please let me know what you find. richroth_32.gif
Happy Holidays

Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 14, 2010

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