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Only getting limited heat for a Frigidaire FGR211AS1 gas dryer.

We have a Frigidaire FGR211AS1 gas dryer. 2 years ago we had the holding and boosting and secondary heating coils replaced. It worked great until now. As of 2 days ago the dryer will only heat up a little bit. I checked the fuse and the radiant sensor and they have continuity. The glow coil gets red when the dryer is on. It just doesn't get enough heat. It gets some heat -- just not enough (like it used to). The exhaust is clear -- I don't know what else it could be. Any suggestions out there?

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These dryer's have a moister sensor installed into them. The will work great when the exhaust vents are clogged up with lint and keep the heat in check. Since you claim you already checked and seen the venting tubes are clear the moister sensor is not working so the the heat will not get very hot at all. Replace the sensor to get this unit back in working order

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

  • Dan Przekop Jul 16, 2010

    Many Thanks!

    That is awesome news. But... my next question ... where exactly is the moisture sensor? Can I get to it from the front of the dryer and without removing the drum? I'm nervous about going much farther than removing the top and front.



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