Gas Dryer would not heat; Drum turned

ApplianceFrigidaire Dryer

ModelFGQ443E

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Anna From Palo Alto, AL

Jul 03, 2008

6 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Internet Search suggested that I check the Igniter, Sensor, thermal cutoff and Ignition Coils. down in the bottom of the Gas Dryer. With top cover off and front panel on, I put a mirror down in the bottom of the Dryer. I watched to see if the Igniter and the Sensor would turn on the Gas Valve. In the reflection of the Mirror, I could see a glow, but heard NO clicks. Repeated several times. Same Result. I suspected the Ignition Coils were faulty.

You suggested replacing BOTH. Parts arrived in 2 days. :-) Easy disassemble and reassemble with screwdriver. (Front Panel must be removed). While I was at it, I replaced the Drive Belt, too. It was 6 years old.
Everything worked fine.
After 6 years in a Garage, the Dryer was filled with Dust. Use the opportunity to Vacuum out the dust.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

'M' Series Ignition Coil Kit

Part Number: PS470049

$18.71
In Stock

Drum Belt

Part Number: PS1148434

$7.61
In Stock