Hello, I had a terrible squeaking noise for a while and the dryer would eat zippers like it was its job, I ordered the rear bearing replacement and replaced it and the felt seal. The original problem was also that the dryer would run for about ten minutes on any cycle and then stop leaving the clothes wet. also, after replacing the bearing and running the dryer I notice there is no heat, could this be making the dryer turn off, thanks
If the unit is set on auto then yes the heat not working could cause the unit to shut off. It could also be that the switch on the motor is bad and causing the unit to not heat. There are 2 components other than the thermostats which would cause the heating element not to work. First is the motor and second the timer. The best option is to disconnect the power to the unit and access the heating element. Disconnect one wire that is going to the heating element, preferably the one on the thermostat side. Plug the unit back up and using a multimeter you will want to turn the dryer on and test for 120 vac at the terminal on the heater where the wire was disconnected. What this will do is eliminate the heater element itself and the motor. If there is 120 vac at this point then you know the heater is good and the motor is good because the other 120 vac coming through the thermostats is the timer side of the circuit. If there is not 120 vac at that point then you will want to test the other terminal on the heater and check for 120 vac. If there is not 120 vac then the motor would be bad and if there is 120 vac then the heater would be the issue. If there is 120 vac at each point then the heater is faulty.
Dryer is not heating, Heating element is not getting red when dryer spins. also drum squeeks when spinning
You will want to check the thermal fuse and hi limit thermostat on the heater housing. The squeaking noise is most likely caused by the rear bearing. Also check the heater for being broken.
I have a stackable Frigidaire unit model GLET1124CSO. It takes at least two cycles to dry anything, and if it is a heavy material it may take three cycles. Can you suggest what might correct the problem? We are using high heat setting for each load.
Answer Hello Jon. It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly.
Where is the fuses located when you open the top up to check and see if the heating element is out?
Answer Hi Veronica. The thermostat is on top of the round heating element housing to the top left of center. This part # is 3204267. The thermal fuse is mounted to the inside of the back of the cabinet @ upper left area also.It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly. Hope this helps.
The part # is 134120900. Thank you.
How do you know when the heating element is out? The reason I ask is that my dryer spins but is not heating.
Answer Hello Jess. There are a few ways of checking the element. First is a physical inspection. Remove the part from your unit and look for burnt or broken parts. You can alternatively use a multi meter to test the part to see if it makes a complete circuit. If your element is working but clothes are not drying, you may want to also test your thermostats and the thermal fuse as well as check your unit's ventwork to ensure that it is not clogged or causing low air flow. I hope this info helps!
my dryer spin but does not get hot is element out
Answer Test and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Also test the heater and thermal fuses for continuity, they should read closed or 0.