The Frigidaire clothes dryer is a common dryer in homes today, most dryer repairs are completed in minutes why pay an appliance repair technician to come out and fix your appliance when you can yourself. A handy homeowner myself, I love fixing any and all things, I excel at repairing household appliances and that’s why I’m writing this article.
To access the insides of a Frigidaire dryer the first step is to remove or lift the top. In order to do so the metal clips that hold the top down will need to be depressed in order for the top to lift up. Using a small screwdriver or putty knife insert it where the top hits the front, in this reveal about two inches from both corners press in on the clip and the top will lift.
Now depending on your model and serial number, the front is next, there are two Philips screws that are about three quarters the way up the inside lip, once removed the front will pull forward and off. Frigidaire also has a dryer that can be stacked or fit under the cabinet, if this is the style that you have the two screws that go through the control board will also need to be removed in order to get the front off.
With the front off release the wire connection the right side, Frigidaire uses a zip tie over the connection, if so cut and reinstall a new one upon completion of the dryer repair. No that the top and front are off the belt will need to be released for the dryer drum to pull out, if you are unsure how the belt routes, taking a picture before removal of the dryer belt may be necessary.
The Dryer idler pulley will apply tension on the belt, to remove the dryer belt pull the idler back to release the tension on the dryer belt, loop the belt off the dryer motor pulley and proceed to the pull the drum out of the dryer.
Now the the dryer is apart diagnosing it will be much easier, from the inside of the dryer you will be able to ohm test the dryers heating element, often times the element will fail causing a no heat condition. The thermostats that are inside the dryer may also prevent it from heating, using a volt ohm meter to test may be necessary to complete the appliance repair yourself. Accessing a Frigidaire dryer is relatively simple to repair,n with the proper steps a “handy” homeowner can accomplish this task. if you require further technical assistance or just need to confidence booster, drop me a line email works best, as I am able to reply much quicker than calls.
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