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FSE447GHS0 Frigidaire Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for FSE447GHS0 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the FSE447GHS0
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Dryer Doesn't Heat

  • Customer: Jeff from Stanley, ID
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I first had a problem with the dryer not heating. When I looked at the heating coil I could see it was broken. With much work I replaced the heating coil. The real pain in the ass was reattaching the dryer drum back to the bearing on the back of the unit. It is very difficult to find the holes on the rotating bearing and line them up with the 3 holes in the drum to insert the screws. Hence my mistake, I evidently didn't tighten the screws tight enough as they would fall out after an hours use and destroy the new coil. I replaced the coil but still no heat. . . . When the coil shorted out it damaged other electronics. I replaced two parts of the electronic (thermal limiter and high limit thermostat). Still no heat. I have another almost identical unit so I pulled the control panel out of it and still no heat. There is one other electronic part I see that I am going to replace but at this point I would rather eat a can of worms then look at it. I would highly recommend to anyone performing this procedure to really crank the screws in the drum tight and use blue locktite.

No heat

  • Customer: THOMAS from VINELAND, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Taking the front of the dryer off was rather easy. A two screws under the control panel and once the flap that separates the washer and dryer was removed there are 4 more screws to remove and release the control panel (disconnect wire harness and let panel hang). Once removed, two more screws separate the door/front of the dryer. Remove those and the 4 on the top front of the dryer. When completed the only restriction you have are bracket mounts. Just give a good tug and the front should separate from the body. Thereafter, the drum can be removed by removing the belt first. Reach to the back and depress the spring loaded pully by moving it to the right, releasing the belt. Let the belt hang while you unscrew the the drum screws, 3 located in a triangle pattern inside the drum. Remove them and the drum from out of the dryer. Straight ahead of you is the heater assembly. In my case, only the coil had to b replaced. So it was as simple as removing the old and in with the new. Reverse your disassembly to get reassembly.

Dryer was making a loud squeaking noise

  • Customer: Michael from Drums, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installed a new rear drum bearing kit and new drum belt

control knob on dryer broken

  • Customer: Kathleen from La Mesa, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After using the pliers as quite the imperfect control mechanism, I decided it was too ghetto for a long term fix. I went where we all go, to the internet. Part select made it so easy to replace the part. Photos of all sides and inside of the knob gave me the confidence that I was ordering the correct knob. Thanks! A HAPPY customer!

Burning spots in cloths, caught in seal edge.

  • Customer: Nicholas from Coraopolis, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the videos, and installed the parts. Order and delivery very easy.

Dryer timer knob broke

  • Customer: Cathy from Waukesha, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Put on new timer knob

Upper drum guide wore out

  • Customer: William from Walden, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched your video that explains the upper drum guide replacement. It was a piece of cake.

Rear drum bearing worn out

  • Customer: jack from Post Falls, ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Basically followed the You tube videos on standard, stand alone dryers as mine is a stack-able unit. Allow a lot of room to work. Unplug electricity and or the gas, vent hose and water hoses. Start removing screws as per the video, remove Belt then lift up then out the dryer drum. (The drum drops in from above on the back of the unit)the rest is remove and replace as you go. *TIP... I use my phone to photograph tricky areas so I can review as needed. It was more scary then difficult. You can do it!

Broken plastic door handle

  • Customer: Clifford from Petaluma, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Snapped on the new one.

Turn type start switch, knob set screw came loose, further use destroyed switch stalk and twisted it out of fixture.

  • Customer: Roger from Laramie, WY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Check that power cord is still disconnected from initial inspection. Remove chassis cover plate. Count and set the screws aside. Check type and fit of replacement. Twist-lock new switch into place. Swap wires onto proper terminals of new switch. Replace cover plate. Replace and tighten switch knob. Re-connect power plug. Activate new switch. Three tests successful. Return dryer to ready position. Test again- OK. Repair complete.

Loud squeaky noise

  • Customer: Alexander from GREECE, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My dryer was making a horrible squeaking noise comparable to nails on a chalkboard! I looked to get a similar used replacement because I was in a bit of a pinch for $$$, after being frustrated and not finding anything I came here and found all the parts I needed for my repair for UNDER $40!!!! I followed the super easy how to video that was provided on this website. This is the second repair I have made to this dryer, I did the heating element about a year ago. I also used this site to purchase the part and used the how to video associated with that repair. I was very surprised that I received the part the next day when I paid for regular standard shipping! Overall this was a an awesome experience and I have saved so much money repairing my dryer on my own vice paying someone to do it!!!

Timer knob had broken off

  • Customer: Marie from New York, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just plugged it right in Thank you for having the knob in stock. Received the knob within a matter of 3days. That is prompt service. Bernard

noisy like metal on metal sound, putting holes in my clothes

  • Customer: shawn from woodinville, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
ordered parts from parts select and tore into it was a breeze wish I would have done sooner.the videos and ideas partselect had made it so simple and I did not have to buy a new dryer like I thought thank god cause I did not have the money to.all I can say is thank you partselect and I will go there for any future appliance problems or parts

Heating element had burned out

  • Customer: Edward from Fort Wayne, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am anything but an experienced handyman. I would always call the local appliance company to repair anything broken. This time money was a bit tight so I went on line to search directions to install a new heating element for our dryer. The PartSelect site was easy to navigate and with only the model number found the part I needed. Best of all the online instructional video so so detailed it made me believe I could do the repair. It took me less than 30 minutes to remove the burned out heating element. The new part arrived the next business day and was installed in another 30 minutes. It was so easy I feel guilty about all the other times I called service companies. Also, very upset about all the dollars I wasted. If and when any other appliance breaks, PartSelect will be the first place I will turn to. Thank you for giving me a new sense of pride in myself and saving at least $250.00. EDWARD

dryer starter knob broke

  • Customer: Alan from South Lyon, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
put new knob on the shaft, took less than 5 seconds.
All Instructions for the FSE447GHS0
496-510 of 629