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My frigidaire dryer had burning rubber smell now wont turn on

I have a frigidaire GLEQ642AS2. I smelled a horrible burning rubber smell and then it shut off. It will not turn on at all. I took the top off and the belt is still intact.

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  • lordsdaughte Jan 26, 2009

    I took everything apart and the terminal block had melted. I ordered a new one and am hoping I wont need anything else along with it. The wiring looks ok, but burnt. I am going to try to rewire without getting a new wiring harness

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Soulds like the fuse in the unit overloaded, fluff or oter items may have fallen onto the element, or the unit was overloaded, and the belt was slipping on the motor drive pulley. check for rubber drive belt debri. replace damaged items as required.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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