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Offline spjtheater

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Frigidaire Dryer faqe7072lw won't start
« on: July 13, 2013, 02:28:27 PM »
When I press start the dryer hums for a couple seconds and then stops and says "paused."  Holding down the 'start' and 'cancel' buttons told be that it was "error 52, motor," but I've only had the dryer for 2.5 years, so it seems really unlikely that the motor is dead. 

Any ideas what might be going on?

Thanks

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Re: Frigidaire Dryer faqe7072lw won't start
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013, 12:13:48 PM »
Sometimes motors will hit a dead spot.  Open the door, push in the door switch, push the start button and give the drum a spin.  Immediately remove your finger from the door switch in case you spun it the wrong way. It should start after that.  If not, you may have a stuck switch on the motor from lint buildup. If the problem reoccurs, you will need a new motor.

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Re: Frigidaire Dryer faqe7072lw won't start
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2013, 01:13:00 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion!

It kinda of worked.  I held down the doorswitch and spun it and the motor got going and ran (on it's own) as long as I held the switch down.  Unfortunately when I stopped and tried to run it normally, it again wouldn't start. 

Any other suggestions?

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Re: Frigidaire Dryer faqe7072lw won't start
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2013, 01:24:53 PM »
You'll have to tear into it. Check the motor, there's a collar that needs to slide freely to activate the start switch. Check for lint buildup around the motor.  If it checks out, you need to replace the motor, 137115900.

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Re: Frigidaire Dryer faqe7072lw won't start
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2013, 01:28:47 PM »
Okay.  Thanks.

 

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