Frigidaire GLER642A Electric Dryer - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


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Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 20, 2014 | 185 views


The identification label from a Frigidaire Gallery Commercial Heavy Duty Moisture Sensor drier has come off. I need to download operating/user manual. How can I get the serial no. or model no. The drier is 4 years old.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Dec 06, 2014 | 1,685 views


Good Morning Friend,

I understand your Frigidaire dryer, model# GLER642A, is making a thumping noise when running, and you want to know how to fix this. Typically, this is not a do it yourself repair, as there are no step by step instruction manuals. I suggest contacting your local authorized technician. They will be able to diagnose your appliance and determine what is causing the thumping noise. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jul 10, 2014 | 161 views


Good Afternoon Friend,

I understand that you are trying to test the high limit thermostat, or thermal limiter, on your Frigidaire dryer, model# GLER642A. Typically, this is not a do it yourself job. There are no manuals that will explain how to test the thermal limiter. I suggest contacting your local authorized technician for further assistance. They will be able to diagnose your dryer and be able to better assist. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

Frigidaire... | Answered on May 20, 2014 | 50 views


Sounds like the felt bearing that the drum rides on the front panel of the dryer. They are fairly inexpensive and easy to replace. You can youtube it and find a video that shows you exactly how to replace it. Hope this was helpful

Frigidaire... | Answered on Mar 24, 2014 | 78 views


it has a felt bearing in the front of the dryer on the door the drum rides on and it is probably bad if it is a scraping and squeeling noise

Frigidaire... | Answered on Mar 24, 2014 | 146 views


SOUNDS LIKE YOU DRUM ROLLERS ARE WORN INSPECT AND REPLACE IF NEEDED

Frigidaire... | Answered on Nov 03, 2013 | 44 views


I own a Frigidaire Heavy Duty Dryer The Model # is FDE436RES1. It is 10 years old. When running the dryer it makes a very loud squealing noise although the heat and the dryer still work. Is this a belt or roller problem or does it sound like something else. It is very high pitched and can be heard throughout the entire home. I do not know much about dryer troubleshooting so your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Oct 20, 2013 | 797 views


see this causes and fix it.God bless you
Thermal Fuse The thermal fuse helps to prevent a dryer fire by shutting off power to the dryer if it overheats. If the dryer won't start check this fuse first. Test the thermal fuse with an ohm meter or continuity checker. This is the most common part to fail when the dryer won't start. Once the thermal fuse has blown, it has to be replaced. It can not be reset.

Start Switch The start switch is on the dryer control panel. Depending on the model, either press a button or turn a dial to start the dryer. If the start switch fails the dryer won't start or make any noise. Test the switch with an ohm meter or continuity checker. If the dryer hums when the start switch is activated, or if the motor runs only while activating the start switch, the motor might be defective or something might be binding the drum preventing it from turning freely. If the dryer start switch does not have continuity when it is activated, it will need to be replaced.
Door Switch The door switch is located near the dryer door and is activated when the door is closed. If the door switch fails, the dryer won't start at all. Many types of door switch will make an audible click when they are activated. If the door switch makes a clicking sound when activated it is probably not defective. If it doesn't make a click, it can be checked with an ohm meter or continuity checker. The door switch is relatively easy to replace and is usually not very expensive.

Drive Motor The dryer drive motor turns the drum and the blower wheel to exhaust the air. If the dryer won't start the motor might be defective. Before replacing the motor, check the thermal fuse, start switch and door switch because all three are more likely the cause. If the dryer won't start and the dryer motor makes a humming noise there might be something caught in the blower wheel, or the drum might be binding. Try removing the belt from the motor and checking the blower wheel for obstructions. The dryer motor can't be tested easily. If the more common components have been checked and it seems the motor itself is defective, it will need to be replaced. It is not serviceable.

Drive Belt On most dryers, if the drive belt breaks the motor can still be heard and it will still be blowing air out the exhaust tube, but the drum will not spin. However, in some dryers when the drive belt breaks the tension pulley arm trips a switch which shuts off power to the entire dryer. If the dryer won't start, check to see if the belt is broken. If it is, replace the belt and the dryer should be fine. If the belt is not broken, check the other components that can fail when the dryer won't start.

Thermal Cut Out Fuse Kit Most dryers have several temperature control devices such as a thermal fuse, thermal cut out, high limit fuse or high limit thermostat. Some manufacturers sell the thermal fuse and thermal cut out in a kit. These kits normally solve no-heat problems rather than when the dryer won't start. However, in some models, this kit will solve both problems. Even though this is not the most common part to fail if the dryer won't start, both can be checked using an ohm meter or continuity checker. If they have continuity they are good. If not, they should be replaced.
Incoming Power Problem If the dryer won't start, check to certain there is electricity to the dryer. For a gas dryer, unplug the dryer from the wall and plug something else into the outlet to see if it's working. For an electric dryer, check the home circuit breaker or fuses. If they are working, check the outlet where the dryer plugs in with a volt meter. There should be between 208 and 240 volts. If there is power to the dryer, check the more common items in this troubleshooting guide.
Belt Switch If the dryer won't start, there might be a belt switch that has failed. This is not a common problem and most dryers do not have this switch. If the dryer has a belt switch, the switch shuts off power to the entire dryer if the belt breaks. It is possible that this switch has failed, even if the belt is not broken. It can be checked with an ohm meter or continuity checker. If the dryer works at all, even if all it does is hum, this is not the problem.

Main Control Board The main control board is normally not at fault when the dryer won't start. First, check all of the other components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The main control board can not be tested and must be replaced if it is defective. If there are obvious signs of burning or a shorted out component on the board, it should be replaced.

Timer The timer is normally not at fault when the dryer won't start. In many situations where timers are replaced they end up being returned. First, check all of the more common components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer. If the dryer won't start, the cause is much more likely to be a thermal fuse or switch. The timer can not be tested, it must be replaced if it is defective.

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Frigidaire... | Answered on Jan 02, 2018 | 4,569 views


The belt may be worn and slipping or the belt tension idler may be failing or broken

Frigidaire... | Answered on Sep 12, 2012 | 223 views


THe back wall of the inside of the drum houses the heating coil. There are insulators that are attached to it. Please check these and also see if there is wear on the seal at the top of that between the drum and the back piece. Also make sure the airflow is good.

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jul 24, 2012 | 160 views


the problem is either going to be the drum bearing or the front upper and lower felt and glides.I'll list a walk-through for you if your interested .
1)The first thing you need to do is unplug the dryer.
2) You will need to pop the top of the dryer. This can be done with a flat screwdriver. Place the driver between the top and the front of the dryer and basically just pry upwards.
3)Now, that you can see inside the dryer, the next thing is to remove the front of the machine. At the upper left and right sides you will find a screw that holds the front to the frame of the dryer.Remove these screws and you can take the front off.
4) The glides and felt are located on the inside of the front piece you just removed.The drum actually rest on these and if damaged will produce a metal on metal dragging sound. If these parts are good, continue to step 5)You now have access to the belt and idler pulley, which is good because the belt needs to taken loose .
6) WIth the belt off spin the drum and listen for the sound that has been bothering you, if any sound other than a smooth sound is emitted when turning the drum your rear bearing is out.
7)You can remove the drum by lifting the back end up and pulling it out. Once you have it out the bearing will be exposed and the rest is just swapping out the old bearing and putting it back together.

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Frigidaire... | Answered on May 28, 2012 | 48 views


You may have a bad timer, door switch, start switch, motor or terminal block. You should have a repairman test them all.

Frigidaire... | Answered on May 06, 2012 | 141 views


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


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Frigidaire... | Answered on Sep 10, 2011 | 51 views


Hello,

Here is the linkto belt diagrams http://www.repairclinic.com/Dryer-Belt-Diagrams#DiagramG

Just refer to the appx age of your model for the correct diagram


GENE

Frigidaire... | Answered on Sep 07, 2011 | 262 views


connect the ground wire and the middle wire together. the red wire on one side and the black wire on the other side the ground wire and the middle wire in the middle

Frigidaire... | Answered on Aug 17, 2011 | 80 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 outthis electric no heat tip...

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Frigidaire... | Answered on Aug 13, 2011 | 74 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. You can test it for continuity before replacing.Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
Kevin

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jul 20, 2011 | 32 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 outthis electric no heat tip...

heatman101

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jul 14, 2011 | 328 views


Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.Its the switch in the motor thats bad.Thatmay have been the smell the motor burning up.Replace the motor
Thank You and please rate my answer if it was helpful..

Frigidaire... | Answered on Jun 15, 2011 | 135 views

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