Frigidaire gas dryer, burner lights but gets shut off immediately
I have a Frigidaire Gas dryer, model FSG748GF. It basically has
stopped drying clothes. I checked all the venting which is clear.
Opened the dryer up and found that the burner lights up fine and
produces a good flame, but after about 10 seconds the burner shuts
off, but the drier keeps spinning. Almost as if a sensor has told it
that the cycle is done or that it is too hot.
If I then open the dryer door to stop the cycle and then immediately
turn the dryer back on, the ignitor gets red hot, but then just fades
and the burner doesn't light.
If I wait a couple minutes, I can then repeat the cycle above.
Any ideas as to what part is malfunctioning?
Thanks in advance.
dryer lights , stays on for about 30 seconds then flame dies checked thermostat on drumb and it has no continuity when flame quits continuity when cold seems to be free of lint
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I understand that your Frigidaire dryer, model# FEQ1442ES, will not stay running. Please check to make sure the door is staying closed. If the door is opening in mid-cycle, then the dryer will stop running. Also, make sure the plug is in the socket tightly. Your dryer could be shaking the plug loose, which could possibly be causing it to stop running. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.
I understand that your Frigidaire Affinity dryer, model# FAQE7001LW, is not heating as well as only running about 5-7 minutes of the cycle before shutting off. There are a couple things to check.
1)The gas supply valve is not open. Check to make sure that the gas valve is open.
2)The dryer does not have enough air supply to support the burner flame. Check with your local gas company to make sure that your dryer is installed correctly.
3)There is a possibility that your LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas. Try refilling or replacing the tank.
If you are still having trouble with your dryer, I suggest giving it a hard reset, by either unplugging it or shutting the power off at your homes circuit breaker for 3-5 minutes. When power is restored, start any cycle. If you are still noticing that there is no heat and it stops 5-7 minutes into the cycle, I suggest contacting your local authorized technician. Hope this is helpful.
Hey Car Guy,.. there are two factors that determine how fast the clothes will dry: 1- air temperature, Is the gas burner is lighting and heating the air? Just stop the dryer mid-cycle and feel the clothes - if they are hot, then the burner/heating part of the dryer is working ok.
2 - adequate air going through the dryer. This is usually where the problem lies. There is a lint filter at the dryer somewhere, accessed either where the door opens, or on the top of the dryer....there may be an additional lint filter somewhere on the exhaust duct. Check for that, and check your air flow where it exhausts outslde. See that the flappers of the backdraft damper aren't stuck closed etc.
If you have good heat and good air flow, then it's doing all it can.
Does your model have sensor strips inside? Wash them with windex to remove any moisture barrier on them. They sense wetness and if they don't feel any wetness they make the control think them clothes is dry and it shuts down the dryer thinkin them clothes is dry.
This could be one of several problems. The most common problem that causes no heat is a clogged duct or vent. If air is not flowing out of your unit due to a clogged vent or duct, it will immediately overheat and shut down the gas burner, in gas models or the calrod heating system in the electric models. Try removing duct, checking for clogs in the duct and at the connector at the unit itself. Then check the vent inside your home and on the outside wall for lint clogs.
There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit. If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not operate. Gas supply valve is not open (gas models). Dryer does not have anough air supply to support the burner flame (gas models). LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas (gas models).Replace fuse. Check to make sure supply valve is open. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for procedure. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. Refill or replace tank. Dryer should heat when utility service is restored