Dryer Not Producing Warm Air

ApplianceFrigidaire Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Chris From Allen, TX

Apr 24, 2013

Took the back panel off the dial-knob housing. A wiring schematic was taped to the interior. Viewed a video on YouTube showing how to replace the heating element. Prior to removing the drum, used the schematic and an ohmmeter to determine the problem (checked the thermal switch and temperature select switch for continuity). Both had continuity pointing to the heating element having an open circuit. Removed the drum and heating element housing. Removed the faulting heating element, and installed the new element following the provided instructions. The only addition to the video and other available descriptions has to do with the removal of the drum. When removing the drum, before attempting to pull the drum horizontally, give a tug upward at the rear end of the drum (do not use the belt)to release the bearing from its housing. It should pop out when released from the housing. Then the drum can be moved horizontally for removal. The suggestion of removing the bearing housing screws to release the housing is not necessary, and if someone is not holding the drum when the screws are removed, the drum will drop onto the motor-pulley-fan assembly. Also, before re-installing the drum, determine if additional bearing grease is required, and apply some high temperature grease to the bearing surface if necessary.

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Heater Coil with 5/16" Terminals

Part Number: PS451032

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