Modern drying machines are sufficiently reliable and durable appliances capable to work efficiently for many years in case of proper handling and timely care. Unfortunately, as any appliances, they break down. For conducting of diagnostics of breakdowns, our troubleshooting tables with faults` codes for Frigidaire dryers are presented below. It is a perfect help.
|Dryer does not start.||Electrical power cord is not securely plugged in or plug may be loose.||Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.|
|House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped.||Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer is on a separate circuit.|
|Thermal limiter tripped.||Call authorized service person for replacement.|
|Dryer runs but won't heat.||There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit. If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not operate, (electric models)||Replace fuse.|
|Gas supply valve is not open (gas models).||Check to make sure supply valve is open. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for procedure.|
|Dryer does not have enough air supply to support the burner flame (gas models).||See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.|
|LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas (gas models).||Refill or replace tank. Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.|
|Drying cycle takes too long, outside of the dryer feels too hot or smells hot.||Lint filter is clogged with lint.||Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint filter before starting each cycle.|
|Exhaust duct requirements have not been met.||Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made of rigid or semi-rigid metal. When in place, the duct must have no more than two 90° bends and must not exceed length listed in INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.|
|Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt circuit.||Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240 volt circuit.|
|Drying procedures have not been followed.||See "Operating Instructions."|
|Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct may be clogged or restricted.||Clean out any obstruction.|
|High humidity.||Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.|
|Excessive wrinkling.||Dryer is overloaded.||Do not overload. See "Operating Instructions."|
|Items left in dryer too long.||Remove items as soon as cycle ends.|
|Insufficient sorting of items.||See "Operating Instructions."|
|Drying temperature too high.||Follow fabric care label instructions.|
|Scratching or chipping of the drum finish.||Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips or buttons are inside the dryer.||Always remove foreign objects from pockets before laundering. Remove objects from drum and restart dryer.|
|Permanently attached items such as belt buckles, zippers and fasteners may be hitting the inside of the drum.||It may be necessary to sew a scrap of material securely around ornaments before drying to prevent scratching and damage to the dryer.|
|PROBLEM||POSSIBLE CAUSES||SOLUTIONS||PREVENTIVE MEASURES|
|Greasy, oily stains||• Fabric softener sheet.||• Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap. Rinse and rewash.||• Add a few bath towels to small loads for proper tumbling.
• Some "silk-like" fabrics should be air dried.
• Use proper drying temperature.
• Place fabric softener sheet on top of load before starting the dryer.
|Lint||• Overloading.||• Reduce load size and rewash using liquid fabric softener in the final rinse.||• Do not overload dryer.|
|• Overdrying causes static electricity.||• Or, add a fabric softener sheet and tumble without heat.||• Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to reduce static electricity.|
|• Lint screen not clean when cycle began.||• Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.||• Remove items when they are slightly damp to avoid overdrying.|
|• Lint is attached to "pills."||• Check that lint filter is clean and in place.|
|Pilling (Fibers break off, ball up and ding to fabric.)||• Overdrying.||• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.||• Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.|
|• When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on collars and cuffs.|
|• Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.|
|Shrinking||• Temperature too high.|
|• Irreversible condition.||• Follow fabric care label directions.
• If shrinking is a concern, check load often.
• Remove items while slightly damp and hang or lay flat to complete drying.
• Block knits into shape.
|Wrinkling||• Overloading.||• Reduce load size and tumble at medium or low heat for 5-10 minutes.||• Do not overload dryer.|
|• Leaving items in dryer after cycle ends.||• Remove items immediately. Hang or fold.||• Remove items as soon as cycle ends.|