I have a Frigidaire electric dryer GLER341A and it takes too long to dry. The vent system is fine and just to be sure I removed the hose from the vent and ran it with the same results. I found the 4.4k ohm power resistor falling apart on the back of the timer knob and it was barely even attached and all broken. I replaced it and the dryer seems to work a little better but still takes too long to dry. Do you think my heating element is partially bad.
The dryer used to dry the clothes on MEDIUM and would burn them on HIGH when we firts bought it. Then over time it wouldn't dry on MEDIUM, only on HIGH. Now they do not dry all the way on high even after replacing the resistor. My next step would be the heating element or thermostats. Do you know the correct resistance readings for the parts.
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Re: Frigidaire Dryer takes too long to dry.
First thing I would do is to take the drum out of the dryer and make sure the back is not all clogged up with lint. That is a very common problem with Frigdaire dryers. The back is where the dryer draws the heat from and it sounds like you have plenty of heat. The only place the heat will go is up and that may be why you are geting burn marks. I wold also clean out the front where the lit filter is that to gets blocked up. I think if you check all that ad clean it out good the dryer should work just fine.
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I understand that your Frigidaire dryer, model# GLER341A, is drying, but is making a very shrill and loud squeaking sound. There could be several possibilities that might be causing this sound. Please make sure your dryer is level. Check from side to side, front to back, and corner to corner. 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.
That burning smell is probably a lint build up in the blower system of the dryer.
You will need to remove the back of the dryer and look for the vent tubing going to the hose connected to the outside. Once you find the tubing then disassemble and clean the tubing and blower wheel of dust...then clean your flexible vent tubing you have attached to the back of the dryer.
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Normally when a dryer is getting hot but taking too long to dry it indicates that it either has a clogged vent or poor air flow. You can check this by turning the dryer on and then going to where it vents out of the house and see if there is a strong air flow, or by taking the vent off the back of the dryer and letting it run and see if the clothes dry in one cycle. 99% of the time its going to be some sort air flow problem.
Does it shut down completely? If it does, and the timer ceases turning, your problem may be a blocked vent pipe or Lint buildup.Your high limit switch is designed to kill power to your heater coils and sometimes the motor in case of overheat.
how much are you putting in ? Is it a 220 volt dryer? May have a dead line (electris) to heating coils, or thermaostat is not functioning and letting the dryer coils get to operating temperature. Your heat setting control may be faulty. I wouls look at heat control first.
you have a clogged vent, somehow your vent has become clogged either with in the hose, or where it exits the house, the moisture being removed from the wet clothes is not leaving the unit. CHECK YOUR VENTING POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD!!!!!