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Offline TracyFagan

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fridgidaire dryer
« on: November 28, 2007, 07:27:31 PM »
my fridgidaire gallery dryer wont stop running either by timer or sensor what can I do to check and see which is broke with out buying both parts

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Re: fridgidaire dryer
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007, 07:47:51 PM »
Hi,

What is the model number of your dryer?
You can find the model number inside the dryer door.
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Re: fridgidaire dryer
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007, 08:16:24 PM »
If the timer's dial does not advance in either a timed dry or automatic cycle you can be almost certain it is the timer. Either the timer's drive motor has stalled or one of the little plastic gears in the gearcase has stripped out.
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Re: fridgidaire dryer
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 10:03:34 PM »
how hard is your timer to turn? i sell ALOT of timer knobs cause of the sticky frigidaire timers

if your timer is hard to turn or you have broken knobs on it try taking it apart and greasing it, you have nothing to lose cause if it doesn't fix it you need one anyways

btw... grease not aerosol like wd40 or anything from a spray can cause most are flamable and your timer sparks!
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Re: fridgidaire dryer
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007, 01:32:01 PM »
I found out the timer needs replaced but now I have a serious problem with the washer..

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Re: fridgidaire dryer
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2007, 09:41:02 PM »
would the moisture sensor also cause the timer not to work?? I always use it on the sensor cycle for more or less dry, I try not to time it since I can make it run longer than necessary??

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Re: fridgidaire dryer
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2007, 09:47:07 PM »
the sensors never fail, they can get coated by fabric softener sheets, give them a wipe with some alcohol
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Re: fridgidaire dryer
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2007, 10:25:53 PM »
thanks for the tip on the sensors, I will have the hubby do that even though I dont use dryer sheets that often, so I will proceed to purchase a new timer, thanks alot..

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Re: fridgidaire dryer
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008, 08:44:47 PM »
The moisture sensor will only allow the timer motor to advance if it does not sense any moisture in the clothes HOW? inside the rear wall of the dryer is a funny looking black plastic hump with 2 strips of metal side by side,as the clothes tumbler around they rub upagainst these two strips of metal. this causes a current to go back to the board and the dryer keeps a chuggin along. When the board stops sensing the wetness it cranks up the timer motor and the timer moves over to the end and comes to a screeching halt.
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Re: fridgidaire dryer
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2008, 02:09:17 AM »
so hows your dryer doing right now? is it already fixed, or have you bought a new timer already. hope nothing serious happens to that dryer or yours O0

 

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