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Frigidaire dryer gallery series wont spin

Dryer was running, started squealing, then stopped spinning. Can't even spin it by hand. I'm guessing a belt broke but how do I get to it and fix it?

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Hello Hannah Kottman - Sounds like the tub is unbalanced from either a bearing/pulley suspension problem or the unit has broken something off in between the tub and outer portion of the unit. This is not a typical DIY job since the entire back panel of the unit needs to be pulled off and diagnosed. Contact a professional to move forward accurately.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Gallery Heavy Duty Front Load Dryer problem

it's probably the nylon bushings that the drum rides on. they wear out and the drum rides directly on the pad that the bushings attach to.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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the dryer circuit will be clearly labelled in the house box, there will be two fuses or a single two phase breaker for this circuit.
there are not usually electrical fuses as such IN a dryer, there are thermostats to regulate temperature, and a thermal fuse, that cuts the power totally to the heat element if air temperature rises above its melt point.
the element itself has a limited life span and may fuse/burnout.
to test electrical components.
Unplug dryer
open case, by removing the front,
described elsewhere in any of the 'changing belt' threads
locate the thermal cutouts, on the fan housing or exhaust duct and disconnect one wire to isolate it from the rest of the circuit, test with ohmmmeter, no-continuity replace, continuity reconnect wire
3aca526.jpg5d18df6.jpg thermal cuttouts look like these ~1inch accross.
locate the heat element and disconnect one wire to isolate it from the rest of the circuit, test with ohmmmeter, no-continuity replace, continuity reconnect wire

while you have the dryer open de-lint the fan and exhaust ducting, most common cause of element or themal fuse failure is air flow restriction
7713ef8.jpgce0732c.jpg you get a lot of lint out of the fan even when proper cleaning is done, and clean out the ducting right to the exterior walls
95b69b0.jpgthis was the rather extreme result of not cleaning the duct (brainiac placed a wire across the terminals of the burnt out thermal fuse)

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Our four year old frigidaire gallery series dryer stopped drying.

knackered

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

jumptrout51
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SOURCE: squealing dryer

The dryer drum support on the rear of the drum is worn and must be replaced.
It is a ball and cup design. It is worn out.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Gallery front load dryer. 6 yrs old.

Yes this can be place but you have to replace the whole switch they are not very expensive but the knob can cost as much as 14.00 dollars.

Posted on Sep 26, 2010

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