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Frigidaire model # fdg648gfso does not heat all the time

Sometimes we have to run the dryer three times to get a load dry. I dont know where to begin. I always feel heat from the dryer and the lint trap is always changed. And it vents well to the outside.

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  • timandmelani Jan 02, 2009

    By "it vents well to the outside" I mean there are no obstructions in the exhaust hose to the outside of the house and the dryer is virtually clean and free of lint.

  • Danny Clark
    Danny Clark May 11, 2010

    What exactly do you mean by "it vents well to the outside"?



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A1 Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.

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Hello,
Here is a link to an exploded view and parts list for your dryer. http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php
If you are certain that the filter is not compromised or damaged and is properly seated into the housing , you may have a problem with the housing itself whereby lint is getting into the blower thru a break in that housing.. I would examine that area for damage.. and make sure when you reinsert the filter, it is seated all the way down.. Hope this helps you... BTW: over time, it is not unusual for lint to build up in the duct since some of that lint is smaller than the filter media and will work its way thru.. If you are getting that degree of lint build up very quickly then you may have a problem as mentioned above..
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Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigidaire electric dryer; model # FDEB34RGS1- gets TOO hot!

I could not find the model number you listed. I also would be very concerned about over heating until we can find and locate the problem. Look inside the door and compare number with the on listed here at Fixya. Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Frigidaire model # FG01442ESO, is not drying.

I would replace the gas valves on the dryer. They are located just before the igniter on the dryer. Make sure you unplug the unit and turn off the gas before doing this repair. Good luck

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Frigidaire model # FG01442ESO, gas drier not drying

Them coils is overheating Take a look

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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