Check lint filter and touch up keep coming on-beeping
The drier is working fine, but even after hitting cancel, the check lint screen light and the touch up light come on again and it beeps. This goes on for a while and then it stops and comes on again several hours later. We tried unplugging it, but once plugged back in the problem returns. Any advice would be appreciated.
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I had this problem as well. I pulled the lint filter out and vacuumed everything and it still wouldn't go down. I made sure to clean all the 'tracks' around the edge of the filter, in case that was causing the problem. No luck. I stuck my fingers in and even pulled the interior cover off to get at whatever was holding it up and still NOTHING.
But then I found the problem! The handle where you reach in and pull the filter out has to go in behind the interior vent cover. You have to stick your head in the dryer to see that it's catching. One side of my 'handle' wasn't going behind but resting on top. I pulled out the filter and then I gently pushed on the plastic interior filter cover for a few seconds and then tried the filter again. I did it several times before I got the cover pushed enough so the handle was nesting behind the cover properly.
My theory is that when the lint accumulates it lifts the filter up. And when the filter doesn't get nested all the way, the plastic cover softens enough in the heat that it bends slightly in. After a while, it bends in enough to keep the filter sitting slightly above where it ought to be and you can't get it down in there. I am going to keep my filter space cleaned out regularly to make sure the filter always sits down in there properly. But regardless, I figured it out so I can fix it again if I have to.
I understand that your Frigidaire dryer, model# FEQ1442ES, keeps beeping and flashing lights. I also see that you have cleaned all the lint out and your appliance will not run more than about 10 seconds. I suggest contacting your local authorized technician for further assistance. They will be able to diagnose your appliance, determine what is causing the lights to flash and the beeping, and repair your dryer. Hope this is helpful.
Hello,, there is likely a switch incorporated in your lint filter assembly that is defective, a close examination of how the lint filter is positioned will reveal the location of the switch, you can use an ohm meter to check the switch operation or for the cost of it maybe just replace it, the control panel is not at fault.
I relocated my drier and noticed the same light when I plugged it back in. The owner's manual states that the light comes on whenever the drier is turned on, to remind you to check the one and only lint screen.
There is a reminder light to "Check Lint Filter" near the lower right of the cycle knob. It will come on every time the power button is pushed. After cleaning the lint filter, if the "check lint screen" light does not go off, it is likely that the touch pad control will need replacement.
unplug dryer,you have to take bottom panel off,take out lint filter and then remove the duct that that lint filter goes into,you'll see it on left side when you remove the bottom panel,if it died you could have blown the thermal fuse part number 3392519,you will find this on the right top side of the blower wheel housing it's white and has two wires going to it,pull one wire off and check it with a meter,also go outside and check the flapper were it vents outside,that could be blocked,i blow the vent line out with a leaf blower if it's a long run.if you're having lint problems that should take care of it,also if you have a shop vac,put it on blow and blow off the motor,and you can blow all the dust that' in the back forward so you don't have to remove the drum.hope this helps
I just fixed that problem with mine. I tried many, many things. Final solution was vacumming out the holes in the rear of the drier. (Prior to that, I removed the lint filter and holder, checked all connections and vacummed out that area. I unplugged the vent hose to confirm there was no cluggs. I found resetting the breaker would work for about a half hour.) Just vacum out the rear of the dry. Not only will the beeping stop, but as an added bonus, you cloths will dry much faster!!!
The lint light keeps coming on and shuts the dryer off so clothes are not dry. I checked the filter and it is clear. Now the bottom of filter is cracked (plastic part) so I need to replace. But why does the lint light come on now after 5 years of use? It never came on before even when the lint filter was full?
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Did you check the outside vent opening!If the screen outside that prevents small animals from entering gets even half way cloged, you will loose heat!!!
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Mine has been beeping incessantly as well. Turned out that even though I was cleaning the filter after each load, there was still a ball of lint the size of a tennis ball that was blocking the lint sensor. To fix, I removed the screws from the plastic piece that holds the lint trap and slid it out (it won't come out entirely.) Then I used the mini attachments for my vacuum to remove the lint from the bottom of that space. Once I did that, the dryer has been working flawlessly.