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Frigidaire FEQ332ESO electric dryer: No Heat

I have a Frigidaire FEQ332ESO electric dryer that is ~ 18 moths old. It just quit drying clothes and there is no heat, although the drum does turn. I have checked both fuses on the 220V circuit and they are fine. I understand there may be a problem with the thermal cut out fuse or the heating element. It appears the heater element is in the back of the dryer drum. Where is the thermal cut out fuse located? How do I check the thermal cut out fuse and heater element to see if they are good or bad? What is the procedure for replacing these items? Is it normal for these to fail on such a new dryer? We do clean out the lint filter with every load and the exhaust vent ducting does have some lint, but does not appear to be plugged. My wife is not happy and I need help! Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    spins/no heat

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    SAME problem!

    is it very difficult to take apart and get back together?!

    HELP!

  • bodendawn Feb 06, 2009

    We have the exact same problem with our new Frigidaire FEQ332e

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If im looking at my papers right, this unit is a stacker, correct? The element is directly behind the drum on Frigidaire units. You can I believe remove the top, then remove the front cover by removing two screws on the inside the hold it to the cabinet. I believe the element and thermal fuse should be able to be tested from the top. After you remove the top, the wiring should be on the right rear side. The thermal fuse is round, and has two wires going to it. It can be located on the element housing itself, or on the rear bulkhead. To test this fuse, you will need a meter that reads continuity (ohms). Just attach the leads and see if you get a reading (be sure to remove one of the wires). The element wiring should also be in the element housing. You will see the wires coming off the top (all by themselves, not attached to a thermostat). Testing will be the same way. If you have to replace the element you will need some help more than likely. The drums in Frigidaires pop out. You will have to remove the belt, then (with towels wrapped around your hands to keep all your skin) lift the rear of the drum up to pop it out of the bearing holder (like a ball joint). Then you just unscrew the element, and replace. Its not uncommon anymore for anything to break on these new units, in fact, 90% of my business is in warranty call, usually within 3 months of purchase. Sorry, but would rather be truthful than blow smoke. Good luck, and let me know if there is any other questions you may have.

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

  • Housewife5 Jul 15, 2010

    No... not to helpful... Here's the instructions.... pop top completely off. Take back small panel off

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