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Frigidaire FEX831FS Dryer (stackable style) won't heat

I took the dryer apart removing the drum for access. The drum turns but no heat in either heat position. Power is good and I tested the components, finding only the inline thermostat switch (in the exhaust air flow) bad, which I replaced. Still no heating of the coil. I have good continuity in all components--thermal fuse, drum thermostat switch (test w/heat-ok), and the heating coil seems okay--no breaks and I measured 11K ohms resistance. Is that about right, or can the coil be bad even with continuity??? Seems like a dumb question but I'll fish! Thanks for any help....I can't dry my clothes with all the rain down here in Miami!

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My dryer won't heat up. where is fuse box for kenmore stackable 41794813301

Behind this drum on the upper left hand corner is the fuse

If it was tripped however the dryer would not operate as it is tied into the door switch.


You can get a restring kit for less than 20 bucks for these

Get top off then the controls off there then remove the front like this:

The heater is on the back side of the drum so it has to come on out
I did a repair on a similar dryer last year and took some photos

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1.3 year old Frigidaire Stackable washer/dryer model FEX831FS won't drain. Checked pump and hoses. OK. Am in remote Alaska and we don't have service tech's here. Any suggestions.

What you want to check is the lid switch..remove the front panel..on the switch/lid lock asm.will be
the main switch which is part in the black body of the lock asm. the 2 terminals their will have contunuty with zero ohms when lid is closed

when lid closed the white switch will be open and closed when lid open

the one in the black body on the main lock asm. will be open when lid open

IF it does turn out that the lid lock is the problem the part number for it is 134101800
it could be purchased online at;

If the switch checks to be good test for power into the drain pump if no power the timer is what is wrong the washer (not dryer) timer is part# 131758600


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I can't find the heating element in my Frigidaire stackable dryer.

The heating element is BEHIND the dryer drum. You need to remove the drum in order to access it. Keep in mind, if you have a heat related problem, it may or may not be the heating element. It could also be the thermal cut-out (TCO) which is mounted along with the heating element. Again, you will need to remove the drum to get to it. The TCO acts as a fuse and is designed to blow to protect the heating element if it overheats. Check the TCO first to make sure it is not blown. If you need further assistance, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER. I hope this helps you.

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Your model which we call the 417, is not usually easy to work on. The heating element is located behind the dryer drum. The drum has to be removed to change the element. There is a lot involved but given the cost of a stack unit the element and labor may be worth it.

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Hello there:
Here is how to disasseble the dryer
White/Westinghouse - Frigidaire style dryers- How to take apart....

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Disconnect power first In order to test and effect repairs on any product, you must be able to disassemble and reassemble the appliance. So lets start with disassembly on this dryer. Unplug the dryer. Get the top up by pushing in on 2 clips on either side as shown in this picture. We need to remove the front of the dryer next. There are 2 or 4 screws inside at the top on most of the older dryers that we need to remove. Once the screws are removed, you can pull forward on the front and lift the complete front off the 2 clips on the bottom of the dryer. Unplug the door switch wires and set the front aside.

if you need to further dissassemble it follow the next steps
Next step in disassembly is to remove the belt from the idler and the motor pulley. This is done at the rear of the dryer. Remove the 2 screws holding the inspection plate on the left rear of the dryer. Remove the plate. Look carefully at how the belt threads around the motor pulley and idler pulley so you can replace it. Remove the belt from the motor pulley. Return to the front of the dryer, grasp the belt in one hand and the front of the drum in the other hand. Lift up on the rear of the drum and pull forward with the other hand. There is a ball on the rear of the drum that rides in a socket located in the center of the back of the dryer. You are lifting the knob up and out of the socket. Look in the center of this picture for the socket. You have taken the dryer far enough apart at this point so that you can accomplish any repairs needed on this style dryer. It is not necessary to go this far for all repairs, but if you need to disassemble, you have the information.

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