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Have a front load dryer from lowes. frigidare. does not heat. every thing else seems to be o.k. checked power in o.k. checked fuse located on blower housing by removing two wires from heat overload switch but when i tried to start with jumper dryer would kick on for a second and then cutoff. when i put two wires back on dryer would run but still no heat. any advise

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If object you ckd was black probably was not a fuse but a thermistor which means you have a electronic control dryer..if you look behind lower panel on right side of dryer cabinet you may find a tech sheet with a volt/ohm meter ck resistance on thermisitor correct reading is shown onn schematic i think 50000 ohms any big difference in reading you probably have a bad thermistor if this ckd ok and unit is electronic ckd main control for possible burnt wire on relay termminal

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Check the thermostat and the heating element. those are the main reasons why a dryer will not heat.

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Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

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Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
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Power from the house

Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

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Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it. The proper ohm reading can be found in the service manual or sometimes on the tech sheet located somewhere on your dryer (9- 13 ohms is a common reading). Electric heating elements aren't repairable. The heating element is easy to replace. Check our videos for other types of dryer heating elements.

Thermal fuse / Thermal Cut Out / Thermistor

On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel or behind the front cover. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing They are also round and made of metal and plastic. The thermistor is located on the blower housing usually. If any of the fuses do not have continuity replace it. Check for continuity if none replace, But before replacing check for obstructions. The fuses are very inexpensive and easy to replace.

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A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. Check all connections, make sure they are tight. Loose connections can lead to a fire. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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My frigidare affinity dryer is only starting on delicates and touch up, can you tell me why this is happening?


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If machine runs only in low heath cycles, then there is a problem with timer control, low heath selector, or heating assembly (cycling thermostat).

The first thing to do would be locating the tech sheet. The sheet is tucked inside an envelope located inside the control panel assembly. In the tech sheet you will find instructions to run a diagnostic cycle. The diagnostic cycle will return an error code that will help locating the fault.

With different Frigidaire Affinity dryers you need to press and hold Pause Cancel and SELECT for about ten seconds, then leave, put selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT and touch START to run the diagnostic cycle. The procedure for this specific model is described in the tech sheet.

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If machine runs only in low heath cycles, then there is a problem with timer control, low heath selector, or heating assembly (cycling thermostat).

The first thing to do would be locating the tech sheet. The sheet is tucked inside an envelope located inside the control panel assembly. In the tech sheet you will find instructions to run a diagnostic cycle. The diagnostic cycle will return an error code that will help locating the fault.

With different Frigidaire Affinity dryers you need to press and hold Pause Cancel and SELECT for about ten seconds, then leave, put selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT and press START to run the diagnostic cycle. The procedure for this specific model is described in the tech sheet.

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Electric - it is possible that the element is burned out. You will have to remove the back for access. Make sure you are disconnected before you test anything..

Gas - is yours a pilot fired or igniter? Pilot - check the thermocouple. Igniter - is it intact?

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#4-This is the terminals of the heater element that is inside the canister.
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