Frigidaire FER641FS Electric Dryer - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


You have a belt that goes around the barrell and the belt has a tension pulley on a tension arm. Those pulleys go bad. It is an easy fix. It takes longer to get to the pulley than to fix it. It is a 4 minute fix, but it will take a while to take off the housing to get there.

Frigidaire... | Answered on May 08, 2015 | 86 views


ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat, or shuts down to fast:

Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective or has a short if its grounding out? Which in turns causes blown fuses or thermostats or overheating.

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,

Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.

In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.

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Frigidaire... | Answered on Apr 22, 2015 | 74 views


Hello friend, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you!

The screws that are used to install the dryer cord to your Frigidaire dryer terminal are stainless 1/4 inch screws. I hope this is helpful. -Matt

Frigidaire... | Answered on Aug 20, 2014 | 775 views


It is on the upper right hand side in the rear:

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To access it you pop the top then remove the front panel then get the drum out I have videos and a service manual HERE on my blog page.


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Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 09, 2012 | 317 views


Could there be something stuck in between the door and the drum where the rubber is fitted? If not check the belt that drives the drum in the back of the machine this may need replacing. if it uses a v belt it should still have the information on that

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 12, 2012 | 48 views


frigidaire dryers have a rear bearing that the drum rides on,usually when you hear metal on metal sounds it will be the rear bearing

Frigidaire... | Answered on Feb 22, 2012 | 708 views


is the belt tight and properly adjusted and is the motor turning?

Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 30, 2011 | 31 views


If you are having dryer problems and you cannot even get the thing to start, then you might want to start going through this check list of possibilities. There are a number of things that can cause your dryer to not run.

A couple of the most common problems are the thermal fuse has blown or the door switch is not operating properly. On many dryers if the thermal fuse blows, the dryer will not run at all. This fuse can be checked with an ohm meter. It should show continuity if it is okay. If there is no continuity then you need to replace it and also find out what else failed. This is a safety device that usually blows because something else allowed the dryer to get too hot. It is usually located in the back of the dryer, on the blower housing. Some are oval in shape and others are rectangular, usually with two wires attached.

A defective door switch or a bent door switch lever can also cause you to have problems. If the lever is broken or bent it will not activate the switch. If the switch is broken, this also will not allow the dryer to be started.

The push (or turn) to start switch can go bad, but is unlikely. To check this, hold it in or turn it and then check to make sure you have continuity with an ohm meter.

If the dryer starts and then stops when the switch is released check the control board or the ?even heat? control on some model dryers. Some dryers have a belt break switch that can fail or your belt may be way loose or broken.

Check for burn marks or burnt wires at the terminal block on your dryer, poor connections can cause all kinds of problems. Also poor connections can cause fires.

A bad power cord also falls into this same category.

Of course, always check that you have the proper voltage to the outlet that you are plugging into.

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Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 06, 2011 | 47 views


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


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Frigidaire... | Answered on May 11, 2011 | 78 views


BLACK TO L1 / RED TO L2 these are your 2 power phase wires and you actually can hook them to either power lug on the terminal strip, then the WHITE wire goes to the NEUTRAL terminal sometimes marked just N usually in between the L1 and L2 terminals, then the GREEN wire goes anywhere on the unit that that connects it to the units case which is the SAFETY GROUND

Frigidaire... | Answered on Apr 12, 2011 | 72 views


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Sounds like your problem may be a broken belt, or the belt may have slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley or a faulty motor.
If you have to check/replace/repair your drum motor,drum seals,belt,rollers, etc.
If replacing drum seals be sure to use a good grade of weather proof cement to hold the seal/s in place, some seals are furnished with the cement to glue it in place.
Note: This method works for most front loading machines.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch or other electrical connections.
Remove the lint filter and the screws that hold the filter housing.
Then remove the top of the dryer.
Note: Some of the tops tilt backwards and do not have to be removed completly.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
Note:The way the belt goes back on is, as the belt comes off the drum has to be doubled (pushed together to form a loop) and goes under the idler pulley then to the motor.
While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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Frigidaire... | Answered on Apr 10, 2011 | 40 views


Hello & Welcome to FixYa

If you have already tried cleaning the vent then the problem is with the Thermal fuse. When the thermal fuse goes bad it cannot be reset and replacing it is recommended repair.It is located on the blower wheel housing inside the rear panel to the exhaust duct. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


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Frigidaire... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011 | 96 views


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...

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Frigidaire... | Answered on Feb 12, 2011 | 54 views


Hi,
I worry, your knob is not fit properly. Please check it back make it fit securely.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011 | 38 views


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 | 51 views


I will include a link to show the belt routing.

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If you hear a loud bang while your dryer is working, and you notice that the
drum has stopped turning, chances are the drivebelt has snapped.
Fortunately, replacing the belt is a fairly straightforward operation that
can be handled with a few simple tools.
First, unplug the dryer. Lift the lint-screen cover and pull out the lint screen
If your dryer has a lint screen on the inside of the door, skip this step.
Then remove the two screws that are under the cover. To unlatch the dryer top,
insert a thin-blade putty knife between the top and front panel,
about 2 1/2 in. in from one corner. Push in on the knife to release the locking
clip, lift the corner, then release the clip on the other side. Swing the top
up and lean it against the wall.
Next, move to the lower toe panel. Slip the putty knife between the lower panel
and the door panel at one side and twist the knife to release the clip
Then release the opposite clip and lift the panel up and off the hinge springs.
To support the dryer drum while the belt is being replaced, place scrap wood
under the front of the drum.
Loosen the two screws at each side of the bottom of the front panel.
Move to the top of the panel and remove the screws from the inside of the
cabinet that hold the front panel to the sides.
Slide the old belt off the drum.
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Installing the belt
Lean the front panel out slightly and allow the drum to rest on the scrap wood
support. Drop the new dryer belt between the front panel and the drum, and
loop it over the drum. Then, lift the drum slightly while pushing the front
panel back into position.
Replace the screws at the top inside of the front panel, tighten the lower panel
screws and remove the scrap wood from under the drum. Check to make sure that
the rear drum seal fits properly over the lip on the rear bulkhead.
Position the new belt where the old belt was, with the grooved side of the belt
facing down.
Now, move to the motor area and pull out the old belt. To route the new belt
around the idler and drive pulley, first pass the entire belt, doubled up,
under the idler pulley. Then, push the idler belt toward the motor, slip the
belt around the motor pulley and release the tension on the idler pulley.

Open the dryer door and rotate the drum counterclockwise a few times to make
sure the belt is tracking properly. Lower the top and press down at each
corner to engage the clips. Lift the lint-screen cover, replace the two screws
and reinstall the lint screen. Finally, secure the lower front panel and turn
on the dryer for a test.
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Frigidaire... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011 | 76 views


Yes you are right. If the temperature sensor is busted then there will be nothing to control the heating coil from burning up. The temperature sensor function was to regulate the heat that is circulating inside the electric dryer, without it then it is a disaster for the machine, its internal parts and the clothes you were putting in it. You are lucky the clothes didn't burn out too.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jan 03, 2011 | 80 views


Open the cabinet and look at the screws that hold the vane (paddles) on inside the drum. They will come loose and make the noise you described.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010 | 237 views


here is a diagram of your machine showing where the heater is and for this model you have to remove the drum to access the heater http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Frigidaire-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-FER641FS0/1428/0151200/R0701066/00001?blt=06&prst=&shdMod= here is also the expanded view http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/partsdirect/showSubComp.pd?imageUrl=http%3a%2f%2fc.searspartsdirect.com%2flis_png%2fPLDM%2fR0701066-00001.png on this particular model i have also seen technicians buy a heater kit in which they restring the heater wire around the outter housing sears has the part number 131553900 for the housing included at a whoopin 101 dollars id suggest you contact marconeapplianceparts they are definetly cheaper then sears.IF you have any further questions please message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation Thanks again
Rick

Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 10, 2010 | 291 views


Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes 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 differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Oct 15, 2010 | 67 views

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