Question about Frigidaire Dryers
If the dryer does not run it could be a number of things including: timer, start switch, door switch, thermal fuse, high limit thermostat, cycling thermostat, timer motor, cord. or dryer motor.
The start switch, door switch, thermal fuse, high limit thrmosta and cycling thermostat are most common and can all be checked for continuity with a ohm meter. (they should have continuity if not that parts is the problem)
If you have the knowledge to read wiring diagrams you can find the 2 leads from the timer that supply the power out of the timer remove the wires and set the timer to the timed cycle and you should have continuity through those 2 wires if not suspect the timer.
If you hear a loud buzzing or if you have to "help" the drum start to turn it could indicate a bad motor.
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Posted on Nov 09, 2008
Get a new dryer cord
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
either the heating element has sagged when it gets hot and is now shorting out to the dryer heater case,or possibly a defective drum motors bearings getting tigt or the motor windings are shorting out and drawing excessive current,or even possibly a wire vibrating during operation and shorting out at a wear spot on the insulation,but most likely if it shorts out at a preset time after start it would be one of the first two problems listed above,
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