Question about Frigidaire GLEQ2152ES Electric Dryer
Well the ERR message you are getting is directly in relation to an error, and possibly is associated with the timer. If the dryer is actually spinning up and functioning, then you simply may just need to have your Timer PCB (Printed Circuit Board) overhauled, and any approived service personnel should be able to do this for you.
If however, the dryer is throwing up the message becuase the "drying" function is not being carried out, then it could be likely that your element will be what is known as "condemned" and should be replaced. This could just be simply becuase of overheating or general wear and tear on the components. Excessive amounts of water in the system can also cause this to happen, as tumble/ rotation dryers are not manufactured to handle large volumes of water (unless the unit is a washer/dryer combi).
There are other things that can be done in order to pinpoint exactly how the fault has occured., and a great deal of this is unforunately is largely going to be down to your ability to remember and recall certain small events. Such things will include, strange smells (usually burning rubber, or "overheating") rumbling or knocking noises (this will pinpoint a mechanical fault) and various other events relating to the operation of the dryer unit.
There is another fault, well its not really a fault as such, but it is something that could cause an ERR message to be displayed, and this is if you have either had a powercut, or if you have removed the dryer unit from the mains power supply for any length of time. Now on some units this will have the effect of "restting" the programs that you have set into the unit, and all this means is that you will have to spend time reconfiguring the settings (if your dryer unit requires this).
Now in terms of physical structure, a dryer unit is fairly simple in construction and operation, all the unit mainly consists of is a aluminuim/ stainless steel enclosure, a pump, a water-out drain, a belt (unless directly driven from the motor), a motor unit (with copper windings) an element, a PCB, a timer, and a connection to mains electricity. So therefore there is not much effort required in working out what has caused this fault, however, the only difficulty that you may have with the fault finding process, is working out A. whether the fault is electrical or mechanical, and B. why the fault has occured in the first place. Now once you have found the fault, and worked out what has caused it, it is strongly recommended not to "treat" the problem, but to cure the symptoms. In otherwords, if the damage has been caused by water ingression (intake), then its advisable to repair the fault, then ensure that the unit does not intake high water levels in the future. Now if the fault is because of a "burnt-out element", you change the element, and in the future, either clean the unit out more regularly, or ensure that the unit is "turned down" in temperature during long periods of operation.
Lastly, the only other matter that this fault may have been caused by, is the fact that the lint has not been cleaned out from the filter, and in effect the filter has become blocked. Now an ERR message on this could be thrown up as this is a safety issue, and modern dryers will be built to warn you of this. So i would start off with checking the filter to see if it is blocked or become dislodged during operation (if your dryer is not on a flat surface, it will; probably vibrate a lot and dislodge the filter or lint unit)
Now the best thing in terms of fault finding, that you can do is to consult the user manual, if you dont have the user manual, then that too is no problem as you can freely get one from the internet. You can do this by going to the manufacturers/ hardware vendors website and looking either under the FAQ (frequently asked questions) or under the support/ technical sections on the website. If no joy here, then you can always rely upon good old trusty http://www.google.,com to help you. If this is your option, then type in your manufactured model, followed by the words "user manual" or "service sheets", and this should take you to a website that will provide these either for free or at a small cost. When you get your service/ manual sheet from the internet, it probably is a good idea to get yourself a copy of adobe reader (these open PDF files) as so you will be able to open and read the file that the manual will be transported in.
If this above process does not get you the manual/ service sheet, then you can always go to http://www.118.com and get hold of the manufacturer/ vendors telephone number, call them up, pay a fee and get a replacement, new manual sent out to you. NOTE, it is pretty pointless in asking them for the service sheets, as they probably wont give them to you as they want their own technicians to work on the appliances (it is not in their interests to assist you in resolving your fault on a DIY jobbie, they would rather charge you a hefty fortune, and come out and do the job for you......in about ten mins flat) If they do give you the service sheets, they will more than likely cost you a large amount of money...Nether the less, it wont hurt to ask i guess, the worst they can say is either "no", or "cough up cash right now"...thats about as bluntly put as it gets really.
Well I hope that this information proves to be useful for you, and please contact me here to let me know how you got on, you can do this by leaving your feedback here, and when i read your posted reply, i will then respond to that. Until then, i wish you best of luck in sorting this out, and hope you take care,
Posted on Apr 13, 2008
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