Hello. I have a Frigidaire gas dryer that is about 5 or 6 years old (guessing because they were in it when we bought the house) at my rental house that is on the fritz. My tennants say that when they try and start the dryer the motor starts to kick in and then dies, almost like the load is too heavy for it. However, everytime I go over there, it works properly. I've cleaned the motor area of lint and cleaned the exhaust line and vent screen of lint. Checked the belt and it was fine. Obviously I have no clue what is causing the problem. Any thoughts? Should I scrap it and buy a new one or bring in a repairman?
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My guess is you probably got some lint on the ignitor and cause a burnout or a limit to trip. If you don't hear the clicking associated with the ignitor heating up and the flame sensor kicking it off then I would check to see if maybe a limit was tripped. On gas dryers when the limit trips the dryer will operate but simply will not heat up. I have a full page with service manual included HERE
Well I'm not an expert but I have had problems in the past but it was with my top loader washer. Sounds like it could be a number of things: could be the transmission, or could be a switch or an electrical problem (thats the problem with these new digital washers/dryers!). You will definitely have to call a technician unless you can get a manual and try to fix it yourself. Mine is a year old and I purchased some extra insurance for it, like a year or 2 worth when I bought my washer & dryer new. If your washer is less than a year old you can probably get the manufacturer to fix it for free! Good luck!
Hello, I too bought one of these washers(WSSH300G1WW). After about one year of operation i noticed that the low spin cycle was making noise so look at it and it was just making noise and not spinning. canceled the cycle restarted the machine but this time set the spin speed to high instead of low, it works on high. im guessing its the clutch in the machine that is faulty and really cant affoard to fix at this time. The thing is i liked to use low spin cause the thing would shake violently on high even with a small load. So now when it spins or i start the machine i make sure theres nothing close that its shaking will cause to fall and break. I also bought the matching dryer (dsxh47eg1ww) it too has problems, the bearings that hold the front of the drum up are going out, thing is i dont over load it and it seems that they went out or started to go out very early as my clothes were getting caught inbetween the drum and the dryer 2 months after i bought it. Im 42 years old so i remember when we had REAL washer and dryers. When quality was revered by companies and consumers. Those old machines ran for years (maybe even decades) without problems, replace a belt from time to time. Now days your lucky to get five years out of an appliance. I know these ones arent going to see 5 years. their about 2 years old and im ready to go find some 1970 model year washer and dryer, rebuild, give a custom paint job to call them retro.