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Frigidaire Dryer takes too long to dry.

I have a Frigidaire electric dryer GLER341A and it takes too long to dry. The vent system is fine and just to be sure I removed the hose from the vent and ran it with the same results. I found the 4.4k ohm power resistor falling apart on the back of the timer knob and it was barely even attached and all broken. I replaced it and the dryer seems to work a little better but still takes too long to dry. Do you think my heating element is partially bad. The dryer used to dry the clothes on MEDIUM and would burn them on HIGH when we firts bought it. Then over time it wouldn't dry on MEDIUM, only on HIGH. Now they do not dry all the way on high even after replacing the resistor. My next step would be the heating element or thermostats. Do you know the correct resistance readings for the parts.

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  • John Perin Jan 13, 2007

    The thermal limiter reads good. The control thermostat reads good across the thermostat switch but reads high across the resitor in the thermostat. There is a 28k ohm resistor in the thermostat and it reads 40k ohm. The high limit thermostat reads good. I disconnected the wires off the timer and fabric select switch and measured down the wires to read the heater and it read about 1.6 ohm. These measurements are not 100% accurate because I used a cheap analog meter. Though they are accurate enough to know something isn't right. Also that 4.4k ohm resistor I replaced that was bad went bad again after running the dryer through a few cycles. and I noticed a few burn marks on the teminal on the resistor.
    Any help deciphering this info would be great.

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    My dryer has been a piece of crap from day one... It over heats to the point of almost burning.... Shrinks clothes like they`re for a baby, shuts off all of the time w/o properly drying the clothes... I hate my frigidaire dryer... I`m afraid it`s gonna burn the house down...and it`s frustrating when you have wet laundry to dry and the loads are stacking up because it does not work properly...

  • ck_face_21 Oct 20, 2008

    my frigidaire gler341AS2 turns on fine but after we moved the dryer wont heat up the thing blowing out air but not heating up and drying the clothes at all i think the heating element may be bad not sure where it is or how to get at it ! How do i know if it is the heating element and not something else?



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First thing I would do is to take the drum out of the dryer and make sure the back is not all clogged up with lint. That is a very common problem with Frigdaire dryers. The back is where the dryer draws the heat from and it sounds like you have plenty of heat. The only place the heat will go is up and that may be why you are geting burn marks. I wold also clean out the front where the lit filter is that to gets blocked up. I think if you check all that ad clean it out good the dryer should work just fine.

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