Electrolux EWMGD65HIW - 8.0 cu. Ft. Gas Dryer Service manual

ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS NORTH AMERICA
SERVICE MANUAL
5.75 Cu. Ft. Dryer
Gas & Electric
Good and Better
Models
White-Westinghouse
5995420543
January 2005
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SAFE SERVICING PRACTICES - ALL APPLIANCES
To avoid personal injury and/or property damage, it is important that Safe
Servicing Practices be observed. The following are some limited examples of
safe practices:
1. DO NOT attempt a product repair if you have any doubts as to your ability to
complete it in a safe and satisfactory manner.
2. Before servicing or moving an appliance:
• Remove the power cord from the electrical outlet, trip the circuit breaker to
the OFF position, or remove the fuse.
• Turn off the gas supply.
• Turn off the water supply.
3. Never interfere with the proper operation of any safety device.
4. USE ONLY REPLACEMENT PARTS CATALOGED FOR THIS APPLIANCE.
SUBSTITUTIONS MAY DEFEAT COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY
STANDARDS SET FOR HOME APPLIANCES.
5. GROUNDING: The standard color coding for safety ground wires is GREEN,
or GREEN with YELLOW STRIPES. Ground leads are not to be used as current
carrying conductors. It is EXTREMELY important that the service technician
reestablish all safety grounds prior to completion of service. Failure to do so
will create a hazard.
6. Prior to returning the product to service, ensure that:
• All electrical connections are correct and secure
• All electrical leads are properly dressed and secured away from sharp
edges, high-temperature components, and moving parts
• All non-insulated electrical terminals, connectors, heaters, etc. are
adequately spaced away from all metal parts and panels
• All safety grounds (both internal and external) are correctly and securely
connected
• All panels are properly and securely reassembled
ATTENTION!!!
This service manual is intended for use by persons having electrical and mechanical
training and a level of knowledge of these subjects generally considered acceptable in
the appliance repair trade. Electrolux Home Products cannot be responsible, nor assume
any liability, for injury or damage of any kind arising from the use of this manual.
© 2005 Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
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SAFE SERVICING PRACTICES
QUICK REFERENCE SHEET
Serial nameplate location
Serial number breakdown
Tech sheet location
Function test sequence
Specification
Component resistance chart
Sample wiring diagram for electric models
Sample wiring diagram for gas models
SECTION A - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Before operating your dryer
Operating steps
Cycle Selection
Auto Dry
Towels
Normal
Perm Press
Delicates
Quick
Touch Up
Temperature Selection
Cycle Adjustment
Dryness Level
Cycle Options
Cycle Signal
Press Saver
Dryer Features
Control Lock
Status Lights
Dryer Setting Chart
SECTION B - OWNERS GUIDE
Safety information
What to do if you smell gas
Your Safety and the Safety of other is very Important
Pedestal
Important safety instructions
Prevent fire
Protect children
Prevent injury
Drying Procedures
Features
End of cycle signal
Drum light
Reversible dryer door
Drying rack
Common drying problems
Care and cleaning
Inside
Outside
Avoid service checklist
Sample Warranty
SECTION C - INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS GAS & ELECTRIC DRYER
What to do if you smell Gas
Pre-installation requirements
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Tools and materials required for installation
Electrical requirements
Electric dryers
Gas dryers
Exhaust system requirements
Exhaust directions
Exhaust duct locating dimensions
Gas supply requirements
Location of your dryer
Do not install your dryer
Installation in a recess or closet
Minimum installation clearances
This dryer must be exhausted outdoors
Rough-in dimensions
Mobile home installation
Unpacking
Reversing door swing
Solid door reversal instructions
Window door reversal instructions
Electrical installation
Electric dryers
Grounding requirements
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer
For a permanently connected dryer
Gas dryer
Electrical connections for 3-wire system
Electrical connections for 4-wire system
Gas connection
General installation
Replacement parts
SECTION D - Pedestal Installation Instructions
Washer Installation
Dryer Installation
Warranty
SECTION E - HOW THE COMPONENTS WORK
The basic components
Drum
Heat source
Electric
Gas
Drive motor and blower
Control thermistor
Electronic control board
Airflow
Airflow electric dryers
Airflow gas dryers
Airflow problems
Restrictions
Air leaks
Short unrestricted vents
Electrical operation (Electric dryers models)
Electronic control board circuits
Drive motor circuit
Temperature sensing circuit
The heating circuit
Drying time
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Electrical Operation (Gas Dryers Models)
Electronic control board circuits
Drive motor circuit
Temperature sensing circuit
The heating circuit
Drying time
SECTION F - TROUBLESHOOTING
Error codes
Error code chart
Troubleshooting flow charts index
Electric dryer completely inoperative
Gas dryer completely inoperative
Electric and gas dryers; blower motor runs but drum does not turn
Electric and gas dryers; longer than normal drying times
Electric dryer not heating properly
Gas dryer not heating properly
Electric and gas dryers; dryer over heating
Electric dryers; blower motor runs but dryer does not heat
Gas dryers; blower motor runs but dryer does not heat
Electric and Gas dryers; clothes not dry in auto cycle
SECTION G - TEARDOWN
Removing the top panel
Removing the temp knob
Removing the console
Removing the control board
Removing the programing buttons and springs
Removing the temp knob shaft
Removing the selector knob shaft
Removing the selector knob
Removing the loading door
Disassembling the loading door
Removing the door handle
Removing the upper or lower door strike
Removing the door seal
Removing the front access panel
Removing the door switch
Removing the front panel
Replacing the sensor bars
Replacing the front panel air duct
Replacing the upper door catch
Replacing the lower door catch
Replacing the drum light bulb
Replacing the drum light housing
Replacing the drum light socket
Replacing the felt seal
Replacing the foam seal
Removing the rear vent
Releasing the dryer belt
Removing the vane from the drum
Removing the drum
Removing the belt
Removing the hitch ball from the drum
Removing the teflon glides
Removing the drum heat shield (Electric dryers)
Removing the hitch
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Removing the high limit thermostat
Removing the thermal limiter (Electric dryers)
Removing the heating element assembly (Electric dryers)
Removing the control thermistor
Removing the blower housing and fan blade
Removing the idler pulley
Removing the idler pulley assembly
Removing the drive motor
Removing the burner (Gas dryers)
Removing the ignitor (Gas dryers)
Removing the gas valve assembly (Gas dryers)
Removing the gas valve coils (Gas dryers)
Removing the sensor (Gas dryers)
Removing the combustion chamber (Gas dryers)
Removing the duct and heat shield (Gas dryers)
Removing the manifold pipe (Gas dryers)
Removing the vent pipe (Gas dryers)
Removing the gasket between the vent pipe and blower housing
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1. Serial nameplate location: on the front
panel at the left side of the dryer door
opening.
2. Serial number breakdown.
X D 5 0 4 0 4 2 4 7
Incremented unit number
Production week
Last digit of production year
Product identification
Manufacturing Facility
3. Tech sheet location
Front console models: on the right-hand
bodyside behind the front panel
and inside rear access panel.
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Function test sequence
b.
When the DRYNESS key is pressed,
all the dryness level LEDs should
light.
This is a functional test for the dryer. To activate this
mode, perform the following steps:
1. Digital Display Models: Turn the cycle selector knob
to the Normal position.
Non-Digital Display Models: Turn the cycle selector
knob to the 12 O’clock position.
c.
When the OPTIONS or Select key
is pressed, all the options LEDS
should light.
d.
2. Press and hold the Select and Pause Cancel buttons
simultaneously for (6) seconds.
When the START key is pressed, all
the cycle status LEDs should light.
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When the Pause Cancel key is
pressed, all the cycle status LEDs
should light.
3. Immediately after, press and hold the Pause Cancel
and START buttons for (4) seconds.
The control will enter the test mode, the buzzer will sound
3 times and all LED’s will rapidly flash.
After entering the test mode, the selector know can now
be rotated to select the following test.
5 Turns
Drive motor runs; heat source is off. Cool
Down LED is lit. Control thermistor read
ing is displayed.**
6 Turns
Drive motor runs; heat source is on.
Drying LED is lit. Control thermistor
reading is displayed.**
Rotate program knob clockwise from the start position:
1 Turn
Drive motor runs, heat source is on.
Drying LED is lit. “H” and the control
thermistor reading will toggle back and
forth in the display. **
2 Turns
Drive motor runs; heat source is off. Cool
Down LED is lit and “AF” (Air Fluff) is
displayed.
3 Turns
4 Turns
Drive motor runs; heat source is off.
Drying and Cool Down LED’s are lit and
numbers appear in the display showing
moisture sensor readings. Opening the
door (press in on door switch plunger) and
placing a finger on the both moisture
sense bars at the same time will make
the numbers decrease. In controls that
do not have a digital display, the MORE
DRY LED should be ON. Opening the door
(press in on door switch plunger) and
placing a finger on both moisture
sense bars at the same time will make
the DAMP LED come on.
**For models that do not have a digital display, the
dryness LED’s are used to determine the control
thermistor reading. The number of flashes of the bottom
three LEDs will determine the value of the temperature
as follows.
NORMAL = HUNDRED’S
LESS DRY = TEN’S
DAMP = ONE’S
Example:
Normal flashes 1 time
Less Dry flashes 2 times
Damp flashes 6 times
Temperature = 126 degrees.
To EXIT test mode, press and hold the Select and Pause
Cancel buttons simultaneously for six seconds or
disconnect power from dryer. Dryer will be reset for regular
operation.
Drive motor runs; heat source is off.
Key test:
a. When the Temp key is pressed, all
the Temp LEDs should light. If the
Temp selector is the rotary knob, and
the knob is rotated, there should be
a key beep with each setting.
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SPECIFICATION
ELECTRIC MODELS
GAS MODELS
Electrical
Volts 120/208 or 120/240
Amps (circuit)
Motor wattage
Heat input (Watts @ 240 VAC)
Heat input (BTU/Hr.)
Auto. Elec. Ignition
120/208 or 120/240
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160-350 Watts
3200/4500
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15
160-350 Watts
--20,000
Yes
Drum
Size (Cu. Ft.)
Finish
R.P.M.
5.7
Power Paint Epoxy
48 - 54
5.7
Power Paint Epoxy
48 - 54
Airflow CFM
200
200
138° - 190°
134° - 180°
130° - 170°
120° - 165°
145° - 190°
140° - 180°
130° - 170°
120° - 165°
36”
27”
28.5”
36”
27”
28.5”
4-Way
3-Way
Power Paint Enamel
Power Paint Enamel
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DRUM TEMPERATURES (Max.
opening on 1st cycle)
High
Medium
Medium/Low
Low
Dimension (Inches)
Height (Stack Models)
Width
Depth
Vent Capability**
Top Finish
Port Opening (Sq. In.)
** Electric dryers can be vented four ways: through back, bottom, right or left side.
** Gas dryers can be vented three ways: through back,±bottom, or right side.
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Electric Models
Gas Models
Drive motor (120 volt, 60 Hz, 1/4 h.p. 1725 rpm)
Motor Start Winding
Motor Run Winding
4.5 Ohms
3.8 Ohms
4.5 Ohms
3.8 Ohms
Heating Element
12.8 Ohms
Component Resistances*
Control Thermistor
50,000 Ohms
50,000 Ohms
Burner Assembly
Ignitor
Secondary Coil
Booster Coil
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50 - 400 Ohms
1200 Ohms
1320 Ohms
* +/- 10% @ 77° F
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SAMPLE WIRING DIAGRAM FOR ELECTRIC MODELS
CAUTION: DISCONNECT ELECTRIC CURRENT BEFORE SERVICING. LABEL ALL WIRES PRIOR TO
DISCONNECTION WHEN SERVICING CONTROLS. WIRING ERRORS CAN CAUSE IMPROPER AND
DANGEROUS OPERATION. VERIFY PROPER OPERATION AFTER SERVICING.
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SAMPLE WIRING DIAGRAM FOR GAS MODELS
CAUTION: DISCONNECT ELECTRIC CURRENT BEFORE SERVICING. LABEL ALL WIRES PRIOR TO
DISCONNECTION WHEN SERVICING CONTROLS. WIRING ERRORS CAN CAUSE IMPROPER AND
DANGEROUS OPERATION. VERIFY PROPER OPERATION AFTER SERVICING.
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SECTION A - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AUTO DRY
Perm Press
Dellcate
Normal
Towels
High
Touch Up
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90
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60
More Dry
Normal
Less Dry
Damp
Med
Quick
Low
Drying
Cool Down
Press Saver
Clean Lint Filter
Control
Press Saver
Cycle Signal
No
Heat
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TIMED DRY
OPTIONS SELECT
TEMP
DRYNESS
Before Operating Your Dryer
START Pause
Control
7. Press START to begin cycle.
Read your dryer Use and Care Guide. It has important safety and warranty information. It also has many
suggestions for best drying results.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock
or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in your dryer Use and Care Guide before
operating this appliance.
Operating Steps
Read “Drying Procedures” in your Use and Care Guide.
It explains these operating steps in detail.
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To pause the cycle or change settings, press
PAUSE/CANCEL once.To resume the cycle,
press START again.
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To stop or change the cycle, press PAUSE/
CANCEL twice.
8. A signal will sound at the end of the cycle and
periodically during Press Saver when the Cycle
Signal option is selected. When the cycle ends,
remove items immediately and hang or fold.
9. Clean the lint screen after every load.
Cycle Selection
1. Prepare items for drying.
2. Check that lint screen is clean and in place.
For best results, follow the fabric care label instructions
on items to be dried.
3. Load the dryer. If desired, add a dryer fabric softener
sheet. Close the door.
Auto Dry
4. Select the cycle and drying temperature for each load.
To change the temperature, turn the TEMP knob to
the desired temperature.
5. A suitable dryness level and options will
automatically be displayed for each cycle. To
change the dryness level, press DRYNESS until
the desired selection is made. To select an option,
press OPTIONS until the indicator for a desired
option flashes and press SELECT. Follow the
same steps to delete an option. If a dryness level or
option is not available for a cycle,it will not light.
6. The changes you make will be remembered the
next time that cycle is selected. See the “Dryer
Settings Chart” for more details.
Auto Dry cycles take the guesswork out of drying time.
The load will automatically be dried at the selected temperature to the desired dryness level. The dryer senses
the moisture level of the load as it tumbles through heated
air. Auto Dry cycles save time and energy and protect
fabrics.
When the load has reached the selected dryness level,
it will continue to tumble, unheated, during a Cool Down
period. This helps reduce wrinkling and makes items
easier to handle during unloading.
Drying time varies depending on size and dampness of
load and fabric type. Room temperature and humidity,
type of installation and electrical voltage or gas pressure
can also affect drying time.
Towels
Select this Auto Dry cycle for towel loads.
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Normal
Select this Auto Dry cycle for cotton items.
To avoid fire hazard, do not use heat to
dry items containing feathers or down, foam rubber,
plastics, or similarly textured, rubber-like materials. Use
the No Heat cycle only.
Perm Press
Cycle Adjustments
Select this Auto Dry cycle to dry cotton items and blends
with a no-iron finsh.
Delicates
Select this Auto Dry cycle for knit and delicate items.
Quick
Select this Auto Dry cycle to quickly dry a small load
made up of just a few items.
Touch Up
Select Touch Up to help remove wrinkles from clean and
dry items that were not taken from the dryer at the end of
the cycle, have been stored in crowded closets or
drawers, or unpacked from luggage following a trip. It
provides approximately 10 minutes of low heat tumbling
followed by a 5-minute cool down period.
Note: To change cycles, press PAUSE CANCEL
twice.
Temperature Selection
For best results, follow the fabric care label instructions
on items to be dried. Select the temperature setting most
suitable for each load.
High is recommended for sturdy fabrics.
Medium is recommended for wrinkle free, permanent
press and lightweight fabrics.
Medium-Low is recommended for most knits.
Low is recommended for delicate fabrics.
No Heat should only be used with a Timed Dry setting
to dry items containing feathers, down, foam rubber,
plastics or rubber-like materials; to freshen clothing,
pillows or blankets; or to dust draperies.
Note: Using No Heat in any Auto Dry cycle will result in
long drying times and/or wet loads at the end of the
cycle.
A suitable combination of dryness level and options
will automatically be displayed for each cycle. The
settings can be changed before the cycle is started.
Those adjustments will automatically be remembered
each time that cycle is selected. If a dryness level or
option is not recommened for a cycle, the indicator will
not light. See the “Dryer SettingsChart” for more details.
If changes are attempted after the cycle starts, the
status lights will blink and the signal will beep 3
times. The cycle must be paused before the set-tings
can be changed.
Dryness Level
To change the dryness level, press DRYNESS until
the desired selection is made. Select Normal for most
loads.
Occasionally a load may seem too damp or overdried
at the end of the cycle. To increase dryingtime for similar
loads in the future, select More Dry. For loads requiring
less drying time, select Less Dry.
Select Damp Dry for items you wish to partially dry
before hanging or ironing.
Note: To prevent over-drying, not every dryness level is
available with every cycle.
Options
To select an option, press OPTIONS until the indicator
for the desired option flashes and press SELECT. If an
option is not available for a cycle, the indicator will not
light. Follow the same steps to delete an option.
The Cycle Signal will sound at the end of the cycle
and periodically during Press Saver.
Select Press Saver if the dried load might not be
removed promptly at the end of the cycle. The dry load
will continue tumbling without heat for 30 minutes to help
reduce wrinkling. When the Cycle Signal is selected, a
beep will be heard periodically. The load may be removed
any time during Press Saver.
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Dryer Features
Control
(Control Lock)
To avoid having someone accidentally start or stop the
dryer, press OPTIONS and SELECT at the same time
until the Control
( Control Lock) indicator is lighted.
To remove the control lock, press OPTIONS and
SELECT again.
Status Lights
The following indicators may be lighted during the cycle:
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Drying
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Cool Down
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Press Saver
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Clean Lint Filter
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Control
(Control Lock))
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Low
X
Normal Dry
X Available setting
X
Cycle Signal
Factory setting
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X
Press Saver
Options
Damp Dry
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X
Less Dry
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X
Delicate
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X
Perm Press
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X
not recommended not recommended not recommended not recommended
More Dry
Dryness Level
No Heat
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Medium
X
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X
Normal
High
Temperatures
Towels
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X
X
X
X
Quick
These temperatures, dryness levels and options are available with the following cycles
DRYER SETTING CHART
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Timed Dry
X
X
Recommended
X
X
Touch Up
SECTION B - OWNERS GUIDE
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion
or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
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Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
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WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
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Do not try to light any appliance.
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Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
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Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
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Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
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If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
Your safety and the safety of others is very
important.
Important Safety Instructions
We have provided many important safety messages in
the Use and Care Guide, Operating Instructions,
Installation Instructions and on your appliance. Always
read and obey all safety messages.
Read all instructions before using this dryer.
This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts
you to hazards that can kill or hurt you or others. All
safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert
symbol and the word "DANGER" or "WARNING". These
words mean:
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in
serious personal injuries.
DANGER You will be killed or seriously injured if
you don't follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if
you don't follow instructions.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
or injury to persons when using this dryer, comply with
the basic warnings listed below.
Prevent Fire
Do not dry items that have been previously
cleaned in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning
solvents, kerosene, waxes, etc. Do not store these items
on or near the dryer. These substances give off vapors
that could ignite or explode.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell
you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell
you what can happen if the instructions are not
followed.
Do not place items exposed to cooking
oils in your dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils
may contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause
a load to catch fire.
Pedestal
To prevent fire, do not use heat to dry
items containing plastic, foam rubber or similarly textured
rubber-like materials, or items containing feathers or
down. Use Air Fluff (No Heat) only.
A pedestal accessory specifically designed for this dryer
may be used when elevating the dryer for ease of use.
Failure to use accessories certified by the manufacturer
could result in personal injury, property damage or
damage to the dryer.
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Clean the lint screen before or after each
load. The interior of the dryer, lint screen housing and
exhaust duct should be cleaned approximately every 18
months by qualified service personnel. An excessive
amount of lint build-up in these areas could result in
inefficient drying and possible fire. See Care and
Cleaning.
Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen
is blocked, damaged or missing. Fire hazard, overheating
and damage to fabrics can occur. If your dryer has a
drying rack, always replace the lint screen when finished
using the drying rack.
GAS DRYERS:
Grounding type
wall receptacle
Do not under
any circumstances
cut, remove,
or bypass
the grounding prong
from this plug.
Keep area around the exhaust opening
and surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint,
dust and dirt.
Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air.
Do not stack or place laundry or throw rugs against the
front or back of the dryer.
Power supply
cord with 3-prong
grounding plug
Do not spray any type of aerosol into, on
or near dryer at any time.
Do not use fabric softeners or products to
eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer
of the fabric softener or product.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in
fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage to the
rubber or plastic parts of the dryer.
This Use and Care Guide provides general operating
instructions for your dryer. It also contains information
about features for several other models. Your dryer may
not have every feature included.
Use the dryer only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide
and the Operating Instructions card included with your
dryer.
Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do
not use an adaptor plug or extension cord or remove
grounding prong from electrical power cord. Failure to
follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire or death.
ELECTRIC DRYERS:
CORRECT
Use this way ONLY
Note: The instructions appearing in this Owner's Guide
are not meant to cover every possible condition and
situation that may occur. Common sense and caution
must be practiced when installing, operating and
maintaining any appliance.
Protect Children
Do not allow children to play on or in the
dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when
the dryer is used near children. As children grow, teach
them the proper, safe use of all appliances.
Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other
packing materials after the dryer is unpacked. Children
might use them for play. Cartons covered with rugs,
bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight
chambers.
Keep laundry products out of children's
reach. To prevent personal injury, observe all warnings
on product labels.
14-30R
DRYER
FUSED 30 AMP
120/240 V OR
120/208 V
WALL
RECEPTACLE
DRYER
S E R V I C E
CORD
Before the dryer is removed from service
or discarded, remove the dryer door to prevent accidental
entrapment.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in
serious personal injuries.
Prevent Injury
CORRECT
Use this way ONLY
To prevent shock hazard and assure
stability during operation, the dryer must be installed and
electrically grounded by a qualified service person in
accordance with local codes. Installation instructions are
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packed in the dryer for the installer's reference. Refer to
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding
procedures. If the dryer is moved to a new location, have
it checked and reinstalled by a qualified service person.
• Always read and follow fabric care labels and
laundry product labels.
To prevent personal injury or damage to
the dryer, the electrical power cord of a gas dryer must
be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized 3prong outlet. The third grounding prong must never
be removed. Never ground the dryer to a gas pipe.
Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug.
ALWAYS disconnect the dryer from
the electrical supply before attempting any service or
cleaning. Failure to do so can result in electrical shock
or injury.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock, or injury to persons, read Important Safety
Instructions before operating this dryer.
1. Prepare items for drying.
Do not use any type spray cleanser when
cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical
shock could occur.
•
Dry items of similar fabric, weight and
construction in the same load.
To prevent injury, do not reach into the
dryer if the drum is moving. Wait until the dryer has
stopped completely before reaching into the drum.
•
Separate dark items from light-colored items.
Separate items that shed lint from those that
attract lint. If an item sheds lint, turn it inside
out.
To prevent injury and damage to the
•
Be sure buckles, buttons and trim are heatproof
and won't damage the drum finish. Close
zippers, fasten hooks and Velcro®-like
fasteners. Tie strings and sashes to prevent
snagging and tangling.
•
If possible, turn pockets inside out for even
drying.
•
Check for stains which may not have been
removed in washing. Dryer heat may
permanently set some stains. Repeat stain
removal process before drying.
•
Place small items in a mesh bag to prevent
tangling and for easy removal.
dryer:
•
All repairs and servicing must be performed by
an authorized servicer unless specifically
recommended in this Owner's Guide. Use only
authorized factory parts.
•
Do not tamper with controls.
•
Do not install or store the dryer where it will be
exposed to the weather.
A thermal limiter switch automatically turns off the
motor in the unlikely event of an overheated situation
(electric dryers only). A service technician must replace
the thermal limiter switch after correcting the fault.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result
in serious personal injuries.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Drying Procedures
• Follow the guidelines below for preparing the load for
drying.
• Read the Operating Instructions card for operating
your specific model.
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2. Check that lint screen is clean and in place.
3. Load the dryer.
•
The average load will fill the drum 1/3 to 1/2 full.
Items need room to tumble freely for even
drying and less wrinkling. Do not overload
dryer.
Features
End of Cycle Signal
A signal will sound at the end of the cycle and periodically
during Press Saver at the volume level selected. (some
models)
Drum Light (some models)
A drum light will come on whenever the door is opened
to illuminate the dryer drum during loading and
unloading. Closing the door turns off the light.
Reversible Dryer Door
Your dryer is equipped with a reversible door. The door
can be hinged on the right or left side. Refer to the
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for directions on
changing the door.
•
•
When drying large items, dry only 2 or 3 at a
time. Fill out the load with small and medium
sized items.
For delicate or very small loads, add 2 lint-free
towels for better drying, less wrinkling, and to
prevent grease stains caused by fabric softener
sheets.
•
Do not overdry items. Overdrying can cause
wrinkling, shrinkage, harshness, and a build-up
of static electricity, which can produce more
lint.
•
If desired, add a dryer fabric softener sheet.
Drying Rack (some models)
Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be
tumble dried.
1. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen.
2. Insert drying rack into the dryer drum. Place the
front bar under the lip of the lint screen opening.
4. Close the dryer door and select the cycle,
temperature,dryness level and options desired.
See Operating Instructions card for your specific
model imformation.
5. Press START to begin the cycle.
•
To add or remove items when the dryer is
running open the door. The dryer will stop when
the door is opened. Allow the drum to come to a
complete stop before reaching inside.
•
Close the door and press START to resume the
cycle.
6. When the cycle ends, remove items
immediately and hang or fold.
3. Place items to be dried on top of the rack. Weight
should not exceed 10 lbs. Leave space between
items, but do not let items hang over the sides or
through the grids. Do not tumble other items when
using the drying rack.
4. Select a timed dry. Use only the Air Fluff (no heat)
temperature setting for items containing plastic,
foam rubber, rubber-like materials, feathers or down.
5. When items are dry, remove the rack and replace the
lint screen. If lint screen is not in place, tumbling
items could enter the exhaust system and cause
damage to the dryer.
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Common Drying Problems
Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and
fabric damage. For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent
Association.
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.
• Overdrying causes
static electricity.
• Lint screen not clean
when cycle began.
• Lint is attached to
"pills."
• Reduce load size and
rewash using liquid fabric
softener in the final rinse.
• Or, add a fabric softener
sheet and tumble without
heat.
• Use lint brush or roller to
remove lint.
• Do not overload dryer.
• Use fabric softener in washer or
dryer to reduce static electricity.
• Remove items when they are
slightly damp to avoid
overdrying.
• Check that lint screen is clean
and in place.
Pilling
(Fibers break
off, ball up
and cling to
fabric.)
• Pilling is normal with
synthetic and
permanent press
fabrics. This is due to
abrasion from normal
wear.
• 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
• Overdrying.
• 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
• Reduce load size and
• Overloading.
tumble at medium or low
• Leaving items in dryer
heat for 5-10 minutes.
after cycle ends.
• Remove items
immediately. Hang or fold.
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• Do not overload dryer.
• Remove items as soon as cycle
ends.
Care and Cleaning
Outside
To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to
persons or property, comply with the basic warnings
listed in Important Safety Instructions and those listed
below.
•
Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never
use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers.
•
If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted
chlorine bleach [1/2 cup(120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 liter)
water]. Rinse several times with clear water.
•
Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a
mixture of warm water and mild detergent. Or,
touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or
label.
•
Before moving the dryer, place a strip of cardboard
or thin fiberboard under the front leveling legs to
prevent damage to floor.
•
•
Before cleaning the dryer interior, unplug the
electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock
hazards.
Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning
dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock
could occur.
Inside
•
Clean the lint screen after every load. Lint build-up
in the screen restricts air flow, which causes longer
drying times. The screen is located at the bottom of
the door opening. Remove by pulling straight up.
Remove the lint and replace the screen.
Do not store or place laundry products on top of dryer at
any time. They can damage the finish or controls.
•
Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint
screen from using dryer-added fabric softener
sheets. To remove this build-up, wash the lint
screen in warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly and
replace. Do not operate the dryer without the lint
screen in place.
•
If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast
fabrics, clean the drum with a damp cloth and a mild
liquid household cleanser. Remove cleanser residue
before drying the next load.
•
Every 18 months an authorized servicer should
clean the dryer cabinet interior and exhaust duct.
These areas can collect lint and dust over time. An
excessive amount of lint build-up could result in
inefficient drying and possible fire hazard.
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Avoid Service
Checklist
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list
includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials
in this dryer.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Dryer does not start.
SOLUTION
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.
Dryer runs but won't heat.
Thermal limiter tripped.
Call authorized service person for replacement.
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.
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.
Drying cycle takes too long, Lint screen is clogged with lint.
outside of the dryer feels too
hot or smells hot.
Exhaust duct requirements have not
been met.
Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer
lint screen before starting each cycle.
Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter
and made of rigid or flexible metal.
When in place, the duct must have no more than two
90° bends and must not exceed length listed in
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Excessive wrinkling.
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 Drying Procedures.
Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct
may be clogged or restricted.
Clean out any obstruction.
High humidity.
Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.
Dryer is overloaded.
Do not overload. See Drying Procedures.
Items left in dryer too long.
Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
Insufficient sorting of items.
See Drying Procedures.
Drying temperature too high.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
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Avoid Service
Checklist
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes
common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Scratching or
chipping of the
drum finish.
Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips
or buttons are inside the dryer.
Permanently attached items such as belt
buckles, zippers and fasteners may be
hitting the inside of the drum.
Always remove foreign objects from pockets
before laundering. Remove objects from drum
and restart dryer.
It may be necessary to baste a scrap of
material securely around ornaments before
drying to prevent scratching and damage to
the dryer.
Drum damage caused by foreign objects or
permanently attached items is not covered
by the warranty.
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FRIGIDAIRE DRYER WARRANTY
Your Frigidaire product is protected by this warranty
Sample warranty - always check
warranty with product
WARRANTY
PERIOD
FRIGIDAIRE, THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED
SERVICERS, WILL:
THE CONSUMER WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
One year from original
purchase date.
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts
of this appliance which prove to be defective
in materials or workmanship.
Costs of service calls that are listed under IMPORTANT
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER.*
LIMITED WARRANTY
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Time period listed above.
All of the provisions of the full warranty above
and the exclusions listed below apply.
Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any
costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance required
because of service.
Your appliance is warranted by Frigidaire Home Products, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize no person to change
or add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Frigidaire
or an authorized Frigidaire servicer.
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible
for the items listed below:
* IMPORTANT
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
RESPONSIBILITIES 2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the
appliance and in accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
OF THE CONSUMER
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses,
repair of loose connections or defects in house wiring.
4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards,
shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND
INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY.
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for
appliances not in ordinary household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Frigidaire or its authorized
servicers; use of parts other than genuine Frigidaire Home Products parts; obtained from
persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate
power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily
determined.
IF YOU NEED
SERVICE
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill
establishes the warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best
interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may
also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under this warranty must be obtained by
contacting Frigidaire Home Products:
800 • 944 • 9044
Frigidaire Home Products
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
All warranties are made by White Consolidated Industries, Inc. This warranty applies only in the 50
states of the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico.
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SECTION C - INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS GAS & ELECTRIC DRYER
Before beginning installation, carefully read these instructions. This will simplify the installation and ensure the
dryer is installed correctly and safely. Leave these instructions near the Dryer after installation for future reference.
NOTE: The electrical service to the Dryer must conform with local codes and ordinances and the latest edition
of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
NOTE: The gas service to the Dryer must conform with local codes and ordinances and the latest edition of the
National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1.
NOTE: The Dryer is designed under ANSI Z 21.5.1 or ANSI/UL 2158 - CAN/CSA C22.2 (latest editions) for
HOME USE only. This Dryer is not recommended for commercial applications such as restaurants or beauty
salons, etc.
For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize
the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
- Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquid in the vicinity of this
or any other appliance.
- WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
· Do not try to light any appliance.
· Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
· Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
· Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier's
instructions.
· If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or
the gas supplier.
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PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
Tools and Materials Required for Installation:
1. Phillips head screwdriver.
2. Channel-lock adjustable pliers.
3. Carpenter's level.
NEMA 10-30R
NEMA 14-30R
4. Flat or straight blade screwdriver.
5. Duct tape.
GAS Dryer
6. Rigid or flexible metal 4 inch (10.2 cm) duct.
CIRCUIT - Individual 15 amp. branch circuit fused with a
15 amp. maximum time delay fuse or circuit breaker.
7. Vent hood.
8. Pipe thread sealer (Gas).
POWER SUPPLY - 3 wire, 120 volt single phase, 60 Hz,
Alternating Current.
9. Plastic knife
POWER SUPPLY CORD - The dryer is equipped with a
120 volt 3-wire power cord.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
ELECTRIC Dryer
CIRCUIT - Individual 30 amp. branch circuit fused with
30 amp. minimum time delay fuses or circuit breakers.
POWER SUPPLY - 3 or 4 wire, 240 volt, single phase,
60 Hz, Alternating Current.
POWER SUPPLY CORD KIT - The dryer MUST
employ a 3-conductor power supply cord NEMA 10-30
type SRDT rated at 240 volt AC minimum, 30 amp.,
with 3 open end spade lug connectors with upturned
ends or closed loop connectors OR a 4-conductor power
supply cord NEMA 14-30 type SRDT or ST (as required)
rated at 240 volt AC minimum, 30 amp., with 4 open end
spade lug connectors with upturned ends or closed loop
connectors and marked for use with clothes dryers. If
being installed in a manufactured (mobile) home,
thedryer MUST employ a 4-conductor power supplycord
NEMA 14-30 type SRDT or ST (as required) rated at 240
volt AC minimum, 30 amp., with 4 open end spade lug
connectors with upturned ends or closed loop connectors
and marked for use with clothes dryers (See ELECTRICAL
CONNECTIONS FOR for additional instructions).
OUTLET RECEPTACLE - NEMA 10-30R (3wire)
receptacle or NEMA 14-30R (4wire) receptacle to be
located so the power supply cord is accessible when
the dryer is in the installed position.
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NOTE: Do not under
any circumstances
remove grounding
prong from plug.
GROUNDING PRONG
EXHAUST SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Use only 4 inch (10.2 cm) diameter (minimum) rigid or
flexible metal duct and approved vent hood which has a
swing-out damper(s) that open when the dryer is in
operation. When the dryer stops, the dampers
automatically close to prevent drafts and the entrance of
insects and rodents. To avoid restricting the outlet,
maintain a minimum of 12 inches (30.5 cm) clearance
between the vent hood and the ground or any other
obstruction.
The following are specific
requirements for proper and safe operation of your
dryer. Failure to follow these instructions can
create excessive drying times and fire hazards.
Do not use plastic flexible duct to exhaust the
dryer. Excessive lint can build up inside exhaust system
and create a fire hazard and restrict air flow. Restricted
air flow will increase dryer times. If your present system
is made up of plastic duct or metal foil duct, replace it
with a rigid or flexible metal duct. Ensure the present
duct is free of any lint prior to installing dryer duct.
If the dryer is not exhausted outdoors, some
fine lint will be expelled into the laundry area. An
accumulation of lint in any area of the home can create
a health and fire hazard. The dryer exhaust system
MUST be exhausted to the outside of the dwelling!
MAXIMUM LENGTH
of 4” (10.2 cm) Dia. Flexible Metal Duct
VENT HOOD TYPE
(Preferred)
Number
of
90°
Turns
Do not allow combustible materials (for
example: clothing, draperies/curtains, paper) to
come in contact with exhaust system. The dryer
MUST NOT be exhausted into a chimney, a wall, a ceiling,
or any concealed space of a building which can
accumulate lint, resulting in a fire hazard.
Exceeding the length of duct pipe or number of
elbows allowed in the "MAXIMUM LENGTH" charts
can cause an accumulation of lint in the exhaust system.
Plugging the system could create a fire hazard, as well
as increase drying times.
Do not screen the exhaust ends of the vent
system, nor use any screws or rivets to assemble
the exhaust system. Lint can become caught in the
screen, on the screws or rivets, clogging the duct work
and creating a fire hazard as well as increasing drying
times. Use an approved vent hood to terminate the duct
outdoors, and seal all joints with duct tape. All male
duct pipe fittings MUST be installed downstream with
the flow of air.
Explosion hazard. Do not install the
dryer where gasoline or other flammables are kept
or stored. If the dryer is installed in a garage, it must be
a minimum of 18 inches (45.7 cm) above the floor. Failure
to do so can result in death, explosion, fire or burns.
MAXIMUM LENGTH
of 4” (10.2 cm) Dia. Rigid Metal Duct
Louvered
4”
(10.2 cm)
2½"
(6.35 cm)
0
60 ft.
(18.28 m)
48 ft.(14.63 m)
1
52 ft.
(15.84 m)
40 ft.(12.19 m)
2
44 ft.
(13.41 m)
32 ft. (9.75 m)
3
32 ft.
(9.75 m)
24 ft. (7.31 m)
4
28 ft.
(8.53 m)
16 ft. (4.87 m)
CCORRECT
ORRECT
CORRECT
2½"
(6.35 cm)
(10.2 cm)
0
1
2
3
30 ft.
(9.14 m)
18 ft. (5.49 m)
22 ft.
(6.71 m)
14 ft. (4.27 m)
(4.27 m)
10 ft. (3.05 m)
14 ft.
NOT RECOMMENDED
In installations where the exhaust system is not described in the charts, the following method must be
used to determine if the exhaust system is acceptable:
1. Connect an inclined or digital manometer between
the dryer and the point the exhaust connects to
the dryer.
2. Set the dryer timer and temperature to air fluff (cool
down) and start the dryer.
3. Read the measurement on the manometer.
4. The system back pressure MUST NOT be higher
than 0.75 inches of water column. If the system
back pressure is less than 0.75 inches of water
column, the system is acceptable. If the
manometer reading is higher than 0.75 inches of
water column, the system is too restrictive and the
installation is unacceptable.
Although vertical orientation of the exhaust system is
acceptable, certain extenuating circumstances could
affect the performance of the dryer:
VENT HOOD TYPE
(Preferred)
Number
of
90°
Turns
Louvered
I NINCORRECT
CORRECT
INCORRECT
INSTALL MALE FITTINGS IN CORRECT DIRECTION
•
Only the rigid metal duct work should be used.
•
Venting vertical through a roof may expose the
exhaust system to down drafts causing an increase
in vent restriction.
•
Running the exhaust system through an
uninsulated area may cause condensation and
faster accumulation of lint.
•
Compression or crimping of the exhaust system
will cause an increase in vent restriction.
The exhaust system should be inspected and cleaned a
minimum of every 18 months with normal usage. The
more the dryer is used, the more often you should check
the exhaust system and vent hood for proper operation.
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EXHAUST DIRECTION
All dryers shipped from the factory are set up for rear
exhausting. However, on electric dryers, exhausting can
be to the right or left side of the cabinet or the bottom
of the dryer. On gas dryers, exhausting can be to the
right side of the cabinet or the bottom of the dryer.
Directional exhausting can be accomplished by
installing Exhaust Kit, P/N 131456800, available
through your parts distributor. Follow the instructions
supplied with the kit.
AS
7/
8 "
( 1 5
c 1m3)
3
3/
4 "
( 9 . 5
c m )
DO NOT INSTALL YOUR DRYER:
1. In an area exposed to dripping water or outside
weather conditions.
3. On carpet. Floor MUST be solid with a maximum
slope of 1 inch (2.54 cm).
OTHER
5
1 /
2 "
( 3 4
c m )
LOCATION OF YOUR DRYER
2. In an area where it will come in contact with curtains,
drapes, or anything that will obstruct the flow of
combustion and ventilation air.
EXHAUST DUCT LOCATING DIMENSIONS
SAME
S I D E
7. The dryer MUST be isolated from the gas supply
piping system during any pressure testing of the gas
supply piping system at test pressures equal to or
less than 1/2 psig (3.45 kPa).
INSTALLATION IN RECESS OR CLOSET
4
3/
8 "
( 1 1
c m )
1. A dryer installed in a bedroom, bathroom, recess or
closet, MUST be exhausted outdoors.
3
3/
4 " ( 9 . 5
( 9 . 5c m )
c m )
2. No other fuel burning appliance shall be installed in
the same closet as the Gas dryer.
GAS SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
Replace copper connecting pipe that
is not plastic-coated. Stainless steel or plasticcoated brass MUST be used.
1. Installation MUST conform with local codes, or in
the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel
Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1 (latest edition)
2. The gas supply line should be of 1/2 inch (1.27 cm)
pipe.
3. If codes allow, flexible metal tubing may be used
to connect your dryer to the gas supply line. The
tubing MUST be constructed of stainless steel or
plastic-coated brass.
4. The gas supply line MUST have an individual
shutoff valve.
5. A 1/8 inch (0.32 cm) N.P.T. plugged tapping,
accessible for test gauge connection, MUST be
installed immediately upstream of the gas supply
connection to the dryer.
6. The dryer MUST be disconnected from the gas
supply piping system during any pressure testing
of the gas supply piping system at test pressures in
excess of 1/2 psig (3.45 kPa).
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3. Your dryer needs the space around it for proper
ventilation.
DO NOT INSTALL YOUR DRYER IN A CLOSET
WITH A SOLID DOOR.
4. A minimum of 120 square inches (774.2 square cm)
of opening, equally divided at the top and bottom of
the door, is required. Air openings are required to
be unobstructed when a door is installed. A louvered
door with equivalent air openings for the full length of
the door is acceptable.
MINIMUM INSTALLATION CLEARANCES
(Inches)
SIDES
REAR
TOP
FRONT
Alcove 0 (0 cm) 0 (0 cm) 15 (38.1 cm)
Closet 0 (0 cm) 0 (0 cm) 15 (38.1 cm) 1 (2.54 cm)
Closet door ventilation required: 2 louvered openings
each 60 square inches (387 square centimeters) — 3
inches (7.6 cm) from bottom and top of door.
NOTE: Under counter and stack models - 0 inches
(0 cm) for sides, rear, and top.
THIS DRYER MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
5. The following illustrations show minimum clearance
dimensions for proper operation in a recess or closet
installation.
0" (0 cm)
60 SQ. IN.
(387.1 SQ.
15"
(38.1 cm)
1" (2.54 cm)
0" (0 cm)
60 SQ. IN.
(387.1 SQ. CM)
CLOSET DOOR
NOTE: Under counter and stack models - 0 inches (0 cm)
for sides, rear, and top.
0"
(0
cm)
1"
(2.54
cm)
0" (0
cm)
30
0" (0
cm)
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MOBILE HOME INSTALLATION
1. Dryer MUST be exhausted outside (outdoors, not
beneath the mobile home) using metal ducting that
will not support combustion. Metal ducting must
be 4 inches (10.16 cm) in diameter with no
obstructions. Rigid metal duct is preferred.
2. If dryer is exhausted through the floor and area
beneath the mobile home is enclosed, the exhaust
system MUST terminate outside the enclosure
with the termination securely fastened to the mobile
home structure.
3. When installing a gas dryer into a mobile home, a
provision must be made for outside make up air.
This provision is to be not less than twice the area
of the dryer exhaust outlet.
4. This dryer MUST be fastened to the floor. Mobile
Home Installation Kit No. 346764 is available from
your dealer.
UNPACKING
5. Refer to other important venting requirements.
6. Installation MUST conform to current Manufactured
Home Construction & Safety Standard (which is a
Federal Regulation Title 24 CFR-Part 32-80) or when
such standard is not applicable, with American
National Standard for Mobile Homes.
The dryer is designed under ANSI Z
21.5.1or ANSI?UL2158 - CAN/CSA C22.2 (latest
editions) for HOME USE only.
1. Using the four shipping carton corner posts (two on each
side), carefully lay the dryer on its left side and remove
foam shipping base.
To prevent damage, do not use the control
panel as a means to pick up or move the dryer.
2. Return the dryer to an upright position.
FOAM
SHIPPING
PAD
PACKING
REVERSING DOOR SWING
Your dryer is designed so the door swing may be reversed
at any time without additional parts. Conversion is
accomplished by transferring hinges to the opposite side of
the cabinet.
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“Solid Door “ Reversal Instructions:
1. Open the dryer door. Remove the four hinge hole
plugs from the left side of the door opening. Place
nearby for future installation. NOTE: You may need
a plastic knife to help pull out the plugs. Be careful
not to scratch the paint.
2. Remove the four screws that secure the door hinges
to the dryer front panel (see below). NOTE:
Remove one screw from each of the two hinges
first. Hold the door firmly before removing the last
two screws.
3. Rotate the door 180° and reinstall the door hinges
to the dryer front panel with the four screws.
4. Install the four hinge hole plugs in the open screw
holes on the right side of the door opening.
3. Install the plugs from Step 1 into the holes left by
removing the door in Step 2.
4. Remove the two handle hole plugs from the door.
Retain the plugs for use later. NOTE: You may
need a plastic knife to help remove the plugs. Be
careful to avoid scratching the paint.
“Window Door” Reversal Instructions:
1. Open the dryer door. Remove the four hinge hole plugs
from the left side of the door opening. Retain the plugs
for use later. NOTE: You may need a plastic knife to
help pull out the plugs. Be careful not to scratch the
paint.
5. Remove the two handle screws and remove the
handle by pulling straight out from door.
6. Install the plugs from Step 3 into the holes left by
removing the handle screws in Step 4.
2. Remove the four screws that secure the door hinges
to the dryer front panel. NOTE: Remove one screw
from each of the two hinges first. Hold the door firmly
before removing the last two screws.
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7. Lay the door on a flat surface and support the edges
of the door to keep it from turning. Apply moderate
downward pressure on the lens with both hands and
rotate it 180°. Align the handle holes in the lens with
the handle holes in the transition ring.
8. Install the handle and screws removed in Step 4.
9. Remove the two hinges and reinstall the four screws.
Note the installation orientation of the hinges.
10. Remove the screws from the opposite side of the
door and use them to reinstall the hinges.
11. Install the door assembly on the left side of the door
opening using the four screws removed in Step 2.
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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
ELECTRIC Dryers
The following are specific
requirements for proper and safe electrical
installation of your dryer. Failure to follow these
instructions can create electrical shock and/or a fire
hazard.
This appliance MUST be properly grounded.
Electrical shock can result if the dryer is not properly
grounded. Follow the instructions in this manual for proper
grounding.
Do not use an extension cord with this dryer.
Some extension cords are not designed to withstand
the amounts of electrical current this dryer utilizes and
can melt, creating electrical shock and/or fire hazard.
Locate the dryer within reach of the receptacle for the
length power cord to be purchased, allowing some slack
in the cord. Refer to the pre-installation requirements in
this manual for the proper power cord to be purchased.
A U.L. approved strain relief must be installed
onto power cord. If the strain relief is not attached, the
cord can be pulled out of the dryer and can be cut by
any movement of the cord, resulting in electrical shock.
Do not use an aluminum wired receptacle with
a copper wired power cord and plug (or vice versa).
A chemical reaction occurs between copper and
aluminum and can cause electrical shorts. The proper
wiring and receptacle is a copper wired power cord
with a copper wired receptacle.
NOTE: Dryers operating on 208 volt power supply will
have longer drying times than operating on 240 volt power
supply.
GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
grounding plug, the plug MUST be plugged into an
appropriate, copper wired receptacle that is properly
installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances. If in doubt, call a licensed
electrician.
For a permanently connected dryer:
1. The dryer MUST be connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system; or an equipment grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit conductors
and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal
or lead on the appliance.
GAS Dryers
This dryer is equipped with a three-prong (grounding)
plug for your protection against shock hazard and should
be plugged directly into a properly grounded three-prong
receptacle. Do not cut or remove the grounding prong
from this plug.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
FOR 3-WIRE SYSTEM
ELECTRIC Dryer
GREEN
GROUND
SCREW
GREEN POWER CORD
SILVER TERMINAL
GROUND WIRE
TERMINAL BLOCK
GREEN
NEUTRAL
GROUND
WIRE
BLACK TIGHTEN
NUT
TO THESE
WHITE
THREADS
NUT
RED
ELECTRIC Dryer
Improper connection of the equipment
grounding conductor can result in a risk of electrical
shock. Check with a licensed electrician if you are in
doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.
For a grounded, cord-connected dryer:
1. The dryer MUST be grounded. In the event of a
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the
risk of electrical shock by a path of least resistance
for electrical current.
STRAIN
RELIEF
MOUNTING
BRACKET
POWER
CORD
1. Remove the screws securing the terminal block
access cover and the strain relief mounting bracket
located on the back of the dryer upper corner.
2. Install a U.L. approved strain relief into the power cord
entry hole of the mounting bracket. Finger tighten the
nut only at this time.
2. If your dryer is equipped with a power supply cord 3. Thread a U.L. approved 30 amp. power cord, NEMA
having an equipment-grounding conductor and a
10-30 Type SRDT, through the strain relief.
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4. Attach the power cord neutral (center wire) conductor
to the silver colored center terminal on the terminal
block. Tighten the screw securely.
3. Remove the green neutral ground wire from the
green ground screw located above the terminal
block.
5. Attach the remaining two power cord outer
conductors to the outer brass colored terminals on
the terminal block. Tighten both screws securely.
TYPICAL 4
CONDUCTOR
RECEPTACLE
Do not make a sharp bend or crimp
wiring/ conductor at connections.
TYPICAL 4
CONDUCTOR
CORD
6. Reattach the strain relief mounting bracket to the
back of the dryer with two screws. Tighten screws
securely.
7. Tighten the screws securing the cord restraint firmly
against the power cord.
8. Tighten the strain relief nut securely so that the strain
relief does not turn.
9. Reinstall the terminal block cover.
BLACK 240V
WHITE NEUTRAL
RED 240V
GREEN GROUND
30 AMP NEMA 14-30 TYPE SRDT OR ST
4. Thread a U.L. approved 30 amp power cord, NEMA
14-30 type ST or SRDT through the strain relief.
5. Attach the green power cord ground wire to the
cabinet with the green ground screw.
6. Attach the white (neutral) power cord conductor from
the power cord and the green ground wire from the
dryer harness to the silver-colored center terminal
on the terminal block. Tighten the screw securely.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
FOR 4-WIRE SYSTEM
7. Attach the red and black power cord conductors to
the outer brass-colored terminals on the terminal
block.
ELECTRIC Dryer
GREEN
GROUND
SCREW
SILVER TERMINAL
GREEN
NEUTRAL
GROUND
WIRE
Do not make a sharp bend or crimp
wiring/ conductor at the connections.
8. Tighten the screws securing the cord restraint firmly
against the power cord.
9. Tighten the strain relief nut securely so the strain
relief does not turn.
NUT
TIGHTEN NUT
TO THESE
THREADS
10.Reinstall the terminal block access cover.
GAS CONNECTION
1. Remove the shipping cap from gas pipe at the rear
of the dryer.
STRAIN
RELIEF
MOUNTING
BRACKET
POWER CORD
1. Remove the screws securing the terminal block
access cover and the strain relief mounting bracket
located on the back of the dryer upper corner.
2. Install a U.L. approved strain relief in the entry hole
of the mounting bracket. Finger tighten the nut only
at this time.
NOTE: DO NOT connect the dryer to L.P. gas service
without converting the gas valve. An L.P.
conversion kit must be installed by a qualified
gas technician.
2. Connect a 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) I.D. semi-rigid or
approved pipe from gas supply line to the 3/8 inch
(0.96 cm) pipe located on the back of the dryer. Use
a 1/2 inch to 3/8 inch (1.27 cm to 0.96 cm) reducer
for a connection. Apply an approved thread sealer
that is resistant to the corrosive action of liquefied
gases on all pipe connections.
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3. Open the shutoff valve in the gas supply line to allow
gas to flow through pipe.
7. Place these instructions in a location near the dryer
for future reference.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
If replacements parts are needed for your dryer, contact
the source where you purchased your dryer, call 1-800944-9044, or visit our website, www.frigidaire.com, for
the Frigidaire Company Authorized Parts Distributor
nearest you.
VALVE OPEN/GAS FLOW POSITION
4. Test all connections by brushing on a soapy water
solution. NEVER TEST FOR GAS LEAKS WITH AN
OPEN FLAME.
GENERAL INSTALLATION
1. Connect the exhaust duct to outside exhaust
system. Use duct tape to seal all joints.
2. With the dryer in its final position, adjust one or more
of the legs until the dryer is resting solid on all four
legs. Place a level on top of the dryer. THE DRYER
MUST BE LEVEL AND RESTING SOLID ON ALL
FOUR LEGS.
3. Plug the power cord into a grounded outlet.
NOTE: Check to ensure the power is off at circuit
breaker/ fuse box before plugging the power cord
into the outlet.
4. Turn on the power at circuit breaker/fuse box.
Before operating the dryer, make
sure the dryer area is clear and free from
combustible materials, gasoline, and other
flammable vapors. Also see that nothing (such as
boxes, clothing, etc.) obstructs the flow of
combustion and ventilation air.
5. Run the dryer through a cycle check for proper
operation.
NOTE: On gas dryers, before the burner will light, it is
necessary for the gas line to be bled of air. If
the burner does not light within 45 seconds the
first time the dryer is turned on, the safety switch
will shut the burner off. If this happens, turn the
timer to "OFF" and wait 5 minutes before making
another attempt to light.
6. If your dryer does not operate, please review the
"Avoid Service Checklist" located in your Use and
Care Guide before calling for service.
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Label all wires prior to disconnection
when servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause
improper and dangerous operation. Verify proper
operation after servicing.
Destroy the carton and plastic bags after
the dryer is unpacked. Children might use them for play.
Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, or plastic sheets
can become airtight chambers causing suffocation. Place
all materials in a garbage container or make materials
inaccessible to children.
The instructions in this manual and all
other literature included with this dryer are not meant
to cover every possible condition and situation that
may occur. Good safe practice and caution MUST be
applied when installing, operating and maintaining any
appliance.
SECTION D - Washer & Dryer
Pedestal Installation Instructions
WASHER INSTALLATION
Washer Installation Kit
IMPORTANT: Read and save these
instructions.
This kit is intended to be installed
by persons having electrical and
mechanical training and a level of
knowledge considered acceptable
in the appliance repair trade.
Your safety and the safety of others are very
important. Many important safety messages
are provided in these instructions and on
your appliance. Always read and obey all
safety messages.
WARN I NG
EXCESSIVE WEIGHT HAZARD
Two or more people may be required to move and
install the washer & dryer onto pedestals.
Failure to comply may cause back or other injury.
1. Remove the washer installation hardware from
the plastic bag.
2. Attach the rear brackets to the pedestal with four
#8 screws (2 per bracket).
Tools needed:
level
7/16” open end wrench or ratchet &
socket
9/16” open end wrench
adjustable wrench
#2 Phillips screwdriver
flat blade screwdriver
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3. Remove the front service panel from the washer.
Using two or more people, carefully lift the
washer onto the pedestal and set flush against
the rear brackets as shown.
NOTE: If washer was previously installed,
disconnect power cord, remove inlet hoses
from water faucets and tape the drain hose to
the top of the washer to eliminate excess
water on the floor. Also, make sure the
leveling legs are adjusted fully into the
washing machine.
4. Align the sides of the washer with the sides of
the pedestal and attach the washer to the rear
brackets using four #10 screws (2 per bracket).
5. Open the drawer of the pedestal; assemble a
carriage bolt through a front spacer, flat washer,
and rubber washer.
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6. Insert the bolt/spacer assembly up through the
pedestal with the front spacer positioned in the
square hole of the pedestal and the bolt coming
through the slotted hole in the washing machine
base.
7. Install a rubber washer, flat washer and hex nut
onto the carriage bolt. Tighten the hex nut.
8. Repeat installation of bolt/spacer assembly for the
other side.
9. After closing the pedestal drawer, carefully move the
washer/pedestal assembly into
position. NOTE: Because of the increased weight
caused by the addition of the pedestal, two or
more people may be required.
DRYER INSTALLATION
Dryer Installation Kit
1. Remove the dryer installation hardware from the
plastic bag.
2. Attach the rear brackets to the pedestal with four
#8 screws (2 per bracket).
NOTE: The washer/pedestal assembly MUST be
on a solid floor and level for proper operation.
After leveling the washer/pedestal assembly,
adjust the lock nut on each leveling leg against
the pedestal base and tighten with a wrench.
Keep the leg extension at a minimum to prevent
excessive vibration.
10.Refer to the installation instructions that came
with the washer to properly complete electrical,
water, and drain connections. If questions arise,
please refer to the Owner’s Guide that came with the
washer for contact information.
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3. Attach the front brackets to the pedestal with
four #8 screws (2 per bracket).
NOTE: If dryer was previously installed,
disconnect power cord and vent hose.
Also, make sure the leveling legs are
adjusted fully into the dryer.
4. Using two or more people, carefully lift the dryer onto
the pedestal, tilting the dryer back slightly to engage
the slots in the rear of the dryer with the tabs of the
rear brackets on the pedestal.
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5. Set the dryer down onto the pedestal making sure
the service panel bracket on the dryer is behind the
front brackets of the pedestal.
6. With the pedestal drawer open for better access,
install the two #10 screws through the front
brackets in the pedestal into the service panel
bracket of the dryer.
7. After closing the pedestal drawer, carefully move the
dryer/pedestal assembly into position.
NOTE: Because of the increased weight
caused by the addition of the pedestal,
two or more people may be required.
NOTE: The dryer/pedestal assembly MUST be
on a solid floor and level for proper
operation. After leveling the
dryer/pedestal assembly, adjust the lock
nut on each leveling leg against the
pedestal base and tighten with a wrench.
Keep the leg extension at a minimum to
prevent excessive vibration.
8. Refer to the installation instructions that came with
the dryer to properly complete electrical and venting
connections. If questions arise, please refer to the
Owner’s Guide that came with the dryer for contact
information.
WARRANTY
Full One Year Warranty on Mechanical Parts
Sample warranty - always check
warranty with product
For one year from date of purchase, when this pedestal is installed with the listed washer or dryer (see
owners manual for specific model) and operated according to the information in the Use and Care Guide,
Operating Instructions and Installation Instructions, the supplier will replace any of its mechanical parts if
they are defective in workmanship or material. Keep your bill of sale. The date of the bill establishes the
warranty period should parts be required. This written warranty gives you specific rights. You may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Warranty Restriction
If the pedestal is used for any other purpose than private family use or used with any product that requires
modification for installation, the warranty is null and void.
Warranty Parts
Warranty parts are available by contacting the supplier where the pedestal was purchased or refer to the
Use and Care Guide that came with the washer or dryer that is installed on the pedestal for contact
information.
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SECTION E - HOW THE
COMPONENTS WORK
Clothes dryers remove moisture from clothes by pulling
air, either warmed or room temperature, through the
clothes while they are being tumbled by a turning drum.
The moisture from the clothes is exhausted through
the dryer vent system to the outside of the house.
The basic components are :
Drum
Gas
Drive motor and blower
Heat Source
Electric
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Control thermistor
Once inside the dryer cavity, the air is drawn between
the rear wall of the dryer and the plenum. The holes in
the plenum allow the air to be drawn across the heating
element. In any cycle, other than Air Fluff, the heating
element heats the air as it passes through.
Electronic control board
Airflow
The air then is drawn into the drum through the holes in
the rear of the drum.
Since the moisture in the clothes is removed by air moving through the drum, it is important to understand the
complete air flow system.
Airflow electric dryers:
Room air enters the dryer through a louvered panel in
the rear right-hand corner of the dryer.
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The air passes through the drum, picking up moisture
and is drawn though the lint filter into the ductwork at the
front of the dryer.
Airflow gas dryers:
The airflow in gas dryers is similar to electric dryers except for the heat source and the rear of the drum. The air
enters the cavity through the louvered opening in the
right rear corner of the dryer. The air is then pulled across
the gas burner, through the burner chamber and is ducted
to the rear of the drum.
The air enters the fan housing and is pushed out the
exhaust vent to the outside of the house.
The drum is the same as in the electric dryer, except it
does not have a heat baffle on it.
Airflow problems:
Airflow problems are usually caused by restrictions, leaks
or short unrestricted vents resulting in longer drying
times, hotter dryer surfaces and in extreme cases causing
the thermal limiter to open on electric dryers.
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Restrictions:
Electrical Operation (Electric Dryers Models)
Restrictions can occur any place in the airflow system,
but the most common are:
Note:
Always refer to the wiring diagram or
schematic with the product.
1. Installing the dryer in a small inclosed area; such
as a closet without a louvered door that reduces
the intake air.
2. Fan problems caused by either a slow running
motor, a broken or deformed fan blade or a
deformed fan housing.
3. A lint restriction in the lint screen area. Operator
may not be cleaning the lint screen before using.
4. A restriction in the exhaust system in the house
caused by the design of the vent, such as; the
diameter of the vent pipe being too small, too long,
too many right angles, or a collapsed or lint restricted
vent pipe.
Note:
Problems caused by the vent pipe in the house
are not cover under the product warranty.
Air leaks:
Two types of air leaks may occur:
1. Air being drawn in around the door opening, between
the drum and the front panel, or around the foam seal
between the front duct and the blower housing,
replaces some of the air being drawn through the drum
and lowers the efficiency of the dryer.
Note:
An air leak that occurs around the door
opening or between the drum and the front
panel usually will cause lint to build up on
the inner panel of the door.
2. Air being pushed out around the blower housing
or vent pipe inside the dryer, allows some of the
moisture that has been removed from the clothes
to be recirculated.
Short unrestricted vents:
The venting system in the dryer is designed to operate
under some back pressure. This back pressure is needed
to slow the airflow and allow the air to be heated before it
passes through the clothes.
Note:
With short direct vent runs; such as you have
when the dryer is installed against an outside
wall, use a 2 1/2” vent cap rather than a 4”
vent cap.
When the dryer is connected to electrical power, line 1
is connected to one side of the thermal limiter and the
COM terminal of the heater relay RL 2 that is mounted
on the electronic control board. Power is applied to the
control board through thermal limiter to pin 1 of the eight
pin plug. The electronic control board controls the
operating temperature of the dryer and length of the cycle
by either sensing the amount of moisture in the clothes
or a fixed amount of time when time dry is used.
Note:
For information on programming the
electronic control and the cycles refer to
section A.
Electronic Control Board Circuits:
Line 1 is applied to the control board at pin 1 of the eight
pin plug and neutral on pin 2 of the eight pin plug. The
control board receives inputs from the selector switch,
temp switch and push buttons which programs the
control, the contact sensors that senses the amount of
moisture in the clothes and the control thermistor which
senses the temperature in the dryer. The control board
use these input to control the drive motor circuit by open
and closing the contacts of relay RL 1 and the heater
circuit by opening and closing the contracts of relay RL
2.
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Drive Motor Circuit:
other end of the motor shaft to pull the air through the
clothes and force it out the exhaust vent.
When power is connected to the dryer, line 1 is applied
through the thermal limiter (a non-resettable fuse
mounted on the rear wall of the dryer) to the COM.
terminal of the door switch.
When the door is closed the COM terminal is connected
to terminal NO. of the door switch. From terminal NO.
power is applied to terminal J4-2 of the motor relay RL 1
on the control board. When the control board closes
relay RL 1 power is applied through terminal J4-1 to
terminal M4 of the drive motor.
Terminal M4 is connected inside the motor to one side
of the thermal overload. (The thermal overload protects
the motor from being damaged by overheating.) The other
side of the thermal overload is connected to one end of
both the run winding and the start winding of the drive
motor. When the motor is not turning, the other end of
the start winding is connected internally to terminal M5
of the motor through the NC contact of the motor centrifugal switch. The other end of the run winding is also
connected internally to terminal M5, which is connected
to neutral.
Temperature Sensing Circuit:
The temperature in the dryer is controlled by the control
thermistor and the electronic control board. The control
thermistor, mounted in the blower fan housing, is a
negative coefficient thermistor that decreases in
resistance as the temperature increases.
The electronic control board reads the resistance of the
thermistor and converts it into temperature. It compares
the reading from the thermistor to the temperature setting for the cycle.
The Heating Circuit:
The electronic control board applies power to the heating circuit through the contacts of heater relay RL 2.
When the electronic control senses the temperature in
the drum is below the programmed temperature, it closes
the contact of RL 2. This applies line 1 power to the high
limit thermostat mounted on the heating element assembly.
When the motor is not turning, the start winding and
the run winding are connected in parallel. When the contacts of relay RL 1 are closed, with the dryer door closed,
line 1 and neutral voltage is applied across both the start
and run windings of the drive motor. With power applied
to both the start and run windings, the motor starts to
turn.
When the speed of the motor reaches about 80% of
it’s normal run speed, the contacts of the centrifugal
switch remove power from the start winding thus removing the start winding from the circuit.
The drive motor preforms two tasks in the dryer. A pulley
attached to one end of the motor shaft uses a belt to
drive the dryer drum. The blower wheel is attached to the
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The high limit thermostat is a safety device that prevents
the dryer from overheating if the contacts of the RL 2 fail
closed. The contacts of the high limit thermostat,
normally closed, are set to open at a temperature above
the preset temperature specifications of the electronic
control board. From the output terminal of the high limit
thermostat, line 1 is connected to one side of the element
and to pin 3 of the eight pin plug. The other side of the
heating element is connected to line 2 through the
contacts of the second centrifugal switch in the drive
motor. This switch prevents power from being applied to
the element if the motor is not running. The connection
to pin 3 allows the control to monitor the contacts of the
high limit thermostat and show an error code if the
contacts open above a preset number of times in a cycle.
Electrical Operation (Gas Dryers Models)
Note: Always refer to the wiring diagram or schematic with the product.
Sample wiring diagram.
Drying Time:
The amount of drying time is determined in one of two
ways. A fixed amount of drying time may be turning the
SELECTOR knob to one of the fixed drying times. The
AUTO DRY cycles that variable amount of time by the
size of the load, the amount of moisture in the clothes
and the dryness setting selected.
In the AUTO DRY cycles, the electronic control reads
the capacitance between the two sensor bars located in
the vent cover.
When the dryer is connected to electrical power, line 1
is connected to pin (1) of the eight pin plug of the control
board, the terminal marked COM on the door switch and
the COM terminal of the heater relay that is mounted on
the electronic control board. Pin 1 of the eight pin plug
provides power to the electronic control board. The
electronic control board controls the operating
temperature of the dryer and length of the cycle by either
sensing the amount of moisture in the clothes or a fixed
amount of time when time dry is used.
Note:
When wet clothes are placed in the dryer, the clothes
touch the sensor bars and the moisture lowers the
capacitance between the bars. As the dryer runs,
moisture is removed from the clothes and the capacitance
between the bars increases. When the increase in
capacitance satisfies the electronic control, the cycle
status will change from “Auto Dry” to “Cool Down” and
the load is tumbled without heat. At the end of cycle,
the electronic control will turn the dryer off and the end of
cycle signal will sound.
For information on programming the
electronic control and the cycles, refer to
section A.
Electronic Control Board Circuits:
Line 1 is applied to the control board at pin 1 of the eight
pin plug and neutral is connected on pin 2 of the six pin
plug. The control board receives inputs from the
membrane switches which program the control, the
contact sensors that sense the amount of moisture in
the clothes and the control thermistor which senses the
temperature in the dryer. The control board uses these
inputs to control the drive motor circuit by open and
closing the contacts of relay RL 1 and the heater circuit
by opening and closing the contracts of relay RL 2.
Drive Motor Circuit:
When power is connected to the dryer, line 1 is applied
to the COM. terminal of the door switch. When the door
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is closed the COM terminal is connected to terminal NO
of the door switch. From terminal NO, power is applied
to terminal J4-2 of the control board and to the motor
relay RL 1 on the control board. When the control board
closes relay RL 1, power is applied through terminal J41 to terminal M4 of the drive motor.
Terminal M4 is connected inside the motor to one side
of the thermal overload. (The thermal overload protects
the motor from being damaged by overheating.) The other
side of the thermal overload is connected to one end of
both the run winding and the start winding of the drive
motor. When the motor is not turning, the other end of
the start winding is connected internally to terminal M5
of the motor through the NC contact of the motor
centrifugal switch. The other end of the run winding is
also connected internally to terminal M5 which is
connected to neutral.
When the motor is not turning, the start winding and the
run winding are connected in parallel. When the contacts
of relay RL 1 are closed, with the dryer door closed, line
1 and neutral voltage is applied across both the start
and run windings of the drive motor. With power applied
to both the start and run windings, the motor starts to
turn.
When the speed of the motor reaches about 80% of it’s
normal run speed, the contacts of the centrifugal switch
remove power from the start winding thus removing the
start winding from the circuit.
The electronic control board reads the resistance of the
thermistor and converts it into temperature. The electronic
control compares the reading from the thermistor to the
temperature setting for the cycle and cycles the heating
circuit accordingly.
The Heating Circuit:
The electronic control board applies power to the heating
circuit through the contacts of relay RL 2. When the
electronic control senses that the temperature in the
drum is below the programmed temperature, it closes
the contact of heater relay RL 2 applying line 1 to the
high limit thermostat. The high limit thermostat is a safety
device that prevents the dryer from overheating if the
contacts of the relay RL 2 fail closed. The contacts of
the high limit thermostat are normally closed and are
set to open at a temperature above the preset temperature
specifications of the electronic control board. From the
output terminal of the high limit thermostat, line 1 is
connected to pin 3 of the eight pin plug, one side of the
holding coil of the gas valve, the secondary coil of the
gas valve and the sensor that is mounted on the burner
chamber.
The connection to pin 3 allows the control to monitor the
contacts of the high limit thermostat and show an error
code contacts open above a preset number of times in a
cycle.
The holding coil, secondary coil, booster coil, sensor
and igniter circuits interact with one another to assure
safe operation of the dryer gas burner.
The drive motor preforms two tasks in the dryer. A pulley
attached to one end of the motor shaft uses a belt to
drive the dryer drum. The blower wheel is attached to the
other end of the motor shaft to pull the air through the
clothes and force it out the exhaust vent.
Temperature Sensing Circuit:
Booster
The temperature in the dryer is controlled by the control
thermistor and the electronic control board. The control
thermistor, mounted in the blower fan housing, is a
negative coefficient thermistor that decrease in resistance
as the temperature increases.
Holding
Secondary
The gas valve has two chambers in series, both must be
opened before gas will flow into the burner. The solenoid
that controls the gas flow through the first chamber has
two coils: the booster coil and the holding coil. The
solenoid that control the second chamber has one coil,
the secondary coil.
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Since it takes less magnetic force to hold a solenoid
open than it does to open it, the first solenoid remains
open when the current through the booster coil is reduced. The reduction of current flow through the igniter
reduces heat from the igniter but the sensor contacts
are held open by the heat of the burner flame.
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Drying Time:
L1
The other side of the holding coil, booster coil and igniter
are connected to neutral through the second centrifugal
switch in the motor ( closed when the motor is running).
When power is applied across these circuits, current
flows through the holding coil but the holding coil does
not have enough magnetic force to open the solenoid by
itself. At the same time, current flows through sensor
contacts providing power to the booster coil and the
igniter. When current flows through both the holding and
booster coils, the first chamber opens. The contacts of
the sensor are in parallel with the secondary coil. As
long as the contacts of the sensor remain closed, current
flow bypasses the secondary coil, and gas is prevented
from flowing through the second chamber of the valve to
the burner.
Sensor
Igniter
The amount of drying time is determined in one of two
ways: (1) A fixed amount of drying time may be ontained
by turning the SELECTOR knob to one of the fixed drying times. (2) The AUTO DRY cycles that variable amount
of time by the size of the load, the amount of moisture
in the clothes and the dryness setting selected.
In the AUTO DRY cycles, the electronic control reads
the capacitance between the two sensor bars located in
the vent cover.
When wet clothes are placed in the dryer, the clothes
touch the sensor bars and the moisture lowers the capacitance between the bars. As the dryer runs, moisture is removed from the clothes, the capacitance between the bars increases. When the increase in capacitance satisfies the electronic control, the cycle status
will change from “Auto Dry” to “Cool Down” and the load
is tumbled without heat. At the end of cycle, the electronic control will turn the dryer off and the end of cycle
signal will sound.
It is necessary to raise the temperature above 1100° F
to ignite gas. As current flows through the igniter, the
temperature of igniter raises from room temperature to
approximately 1800° F within 30 seconds. The contacts
of the sensor are heat sensitive and set to open above
the ignition temperature of gas. When the sensor contacts open, current flows through the secondary coil,
opening the second chamber, allowing gas to the burner,
which is ignited by the heat of the igniter. When the
contacts of the sensor are open, the parallel circuit formed
by the igniter and the booster coil are in series with the
secondary coil which lowers the current flow through the
igniter and booster coil.
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SECTION F - TROUBLESHOOTING
Model Differences:
• Better models have a digital display.
• Good models do not have a digital display.
Good Models:
1. Rotate the CYCLE SELECT KNOB to the 3 O’clock
position.
2. Press and hold the Select and Pause Cancel
buttons simultaneously for (6) seconds.
Failure Codes
The electronic controls of the dryer have self diagnostics
codes built in that cover most products failures.
On Better models, the error codes will appear in the
digital display as an E followed by either two numbers, a
number and a letter or two letters. The control will beep
and the STATUS indicator lights will flash. To stop the
flashing and beeping, touch the Pause Cancel button.
The error code remains stored in the control.
On Good models, the STATUS indicator lights will flash
the number of times for the first digit after the E and the
START indicator light will flash the number of times for
the second digit after the E. When a failure occurs, the
dryer stops or pauses. The control will beep and flash
the STATUS lights to tell the customer that a failure has
occurred. To stop the flashing and beeping, touch the
Pause Cancel button. The error code remains stored in
the control.
To view the error codes:
Better Models:
1. Rotate the CYCLE SELECT KNOB clockwise (3)
setting from the Normal cycle option.
2. Press and hold the Select and Pause Cancel buttons
simultaneously for (6) seconds.
3. Immediately after, press and hold the START and
Pause Cancel buttons simultaneously for (4)
seconds.
4. Rotate the CYCLE SELECT KNOB (1) click
counterclockwise.
The error code will appear in the display. Troubleshoot
the problem by using the chart on the next page.
To move to the next code, press the OPTIONS button.
To clear code, press the Select botton.
To exit this mode, simultaneously press and hold the
Select and Pause Cancel buttons for (6) seconds to
reset.
NOTE: During normal operation, the display may show:
“ad” - dryer is in an auto dry cycle.
“dn” - cycle is done in auto dry.
“Err” - an error has been detected.
“LOC” - control lock is activated.
“PAU” - cycle has been interrupted.
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3. Immediately after, press and hold the START and
Pause Cancel buttons simultaneously for (4)
seconds.
4. Rotate the CYCLE SELECT KNOB to the 2 O’clock
position.
The STATUS indicator lights will flash the number of
times for the first digit of the code and the START indicator
light will flash the number of times for the second digit.
The code is obtained by counting the number of times
the lights flash. Example E24: the STATUS indicator
lights would flash twice indicating the 2 and the START
indicator light will flash four times indicating the 4. The
STATUS indicator lights and the START indicator light
will start flashing at the same time. The control will then
pause for 2 seconds, then repeat the code.
Troubleshoot the problem by using the chart on next
page.
To move to the next code, press the OPTIONS button.
To clear code, press the Select botton.
To exit this mode, simultaneously press and hold the
Select and Pause Cancel buttons for (6) seconds to
reset.
Better & Good Models:
Note: A letter appearing in the code stands for a
number higher than nine.
A = 10
B = 11
C = 12
D = 13
E = 14
F = 15
Example Code E4A: the first digit would be 4 and the
second digit would be 10. If this code would appear on a
washer in the Good model line, the STATUS indicator
lights would blink four times and the START indicator
light would blink ten times.
Error code chart
Error code
Fault condition
Action
E 10
Communication failure.
Clear code, exit mode and start dryer. If the
error persists, replace the control board.
E 11
Communication failure.
Clear code, exit mode and start dryer. If the
error persists, replace the control board.
E 12
Communication failure.
Clear code, exit mode and start dryer. If the
error persists, replace the control board.
E 24
Shorted control thermistor.
Remove wires from the control thermistor.
Measure resistance of the thermistor. If the
reading is not 50K (+/- 10 %), replace thermistor.
If the reading is within 50K (+/-10%) check
wiring between thermistor and electronic
control. If good, replace eclectronic control.
E 25
Open control thermistor.
Remove wires from the control thermistor.
Measure resistance of the thermistor. If the
reading is not 50K (+/- 10 %), replace thermistor.
If the reading is within 50K (+/-10%) check
wiring between thermistor and electronic
control. If good, replace eclectronic control.
E4A
The drying time has exceeded program
time for that cycle.
Press Pause Cancel and SELECT buttons for
6 seconds to exit test modes. Position cycle
selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to
HIGH HEAT and touch START. Check for any
thing that would extend dry times such as: no
heat, restricted vent, blower fan blade broken
or loose, dryer installed in closet with solid door,
or bad connection in moisture sensor bar cir
cuit or dirty bars. If dryer operates normally but
code returns, replace electronic control.
E 5B
No heat.
Refer to flow chart dryer does not heat.
E 68
One of the keys (buttons) is
stuck closed (active).
Enter function test mode and perform key
(button) test to determine which button is at
fault. Carefully free the and perform the test
again. If button is free but the key struck code
still exists, replace electronic control.
E 8C
High limit thermostat has trip to many times
in a certain amount of time.
Check for blocked lint filter, blocked exhaust,
air leaks around air duct, broken blower fan
blades, worn or loose drum seals, dryer installed
in closet with solid doors or door seal not
correctly seated.
E AF
Microcontroller has been reset
by internal Watchdog timer.
Clear code, exit mode and start dryer. If
problem persists, replace electronic control.
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TROUBLESHOOTING FLOW CHARTS
NOTE: Always check the wiring and pin/plug connectors before replacing any component.
NOTE: If a fault code is displayed the dryer will not operate.
Refer to page 8 for information on fault codes.
Electric dryer completely inoperative.
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Gas dryer completely inoperative.
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Electric and Gas dryers; blower motor runs but drum does not turn.
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Electric and Gas dryers; longer than normal drying times.
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Electric dryer not heating properly.
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Gas dryer not heating properly.
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Electric and Gas dryers; dryer over heating.
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Electric dryers; blower motor runs but dryer does not heat.
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Gas dryers; blower motor runs but dryer does not heat.
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Electric and Gas dryers; clothes not dry in auto cycle.
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Electric dryer completely inoperative.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Note: If a fault code is displayed the dryer will not operate.
Dryer completely
inoperative.
Does the control beep or
the LED flash when the
start button is pushed.?
No.
0.
Yes.
Measure the voltage drop
between the red wire on the
thermal limiter and neutral.
Is an error
code display.
Yes.
120VAC.
Defective household
power supply or
broken wire between
dryer terminal block
and thermal limiter.
No.
0.
Measure the voltage drop
between the orange wire on
the thermal limiter and
neutral.
Refer to error
code chart.
Measure the voltage drop
between pins 1 & 2 of J-4
Defective thermal
limiter.
120VAC.
120VAC.
Defective control
board.
Measure the voltage drop
between pins 1 & 2 of the
eight pin plug of the wire
harness to the control
board.
0.
Broken wire between
thermal limiter and
the control board.
120VAC.
Defective control
board.
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0.
Defective door
switch.
Gas dryer completely inoperative.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Note: If a fault code is displayed the dryer will not operate.
Dryer completely
inoperative.
Does the control beep or
the LED flash when the
start button is pushed.?
No.
Yes.
Is an error
code display.
Measure the voltage drop
between pins 1 & 2 of the
eight pin plug of the wire
harness to the control
board.
Yes.
No.
0.
Defective household
power supply or
broken wire between
dryer terminal block
and thermal limiter.
120VAC.
Defective control
board.
Measure the voltage drop
between pins 1 & 2 of J-4
120VAC.
Defective control
board.
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Refer to error
code chart.
0.
Defective door
switch.
Electric and Gas dryers; blower motor runs but drum does not turn.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Drive motor runs but
drum does not turn.
Belt broken or
off pulley.
Electric and Gas dryers; longer than normal drying times. (Possible E 4A)
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Longer than normal
drying times.
Yes.
Are the clothes wetter than normal
when removed from the washer?
Check washer
spin cycle.
No.
Is the vent restricted?
Yes.
Clear vent.
No.
Is the blower motor running
at full speed?
No.
Replace motor.
Yes.
Is the dryer level so the clothes
touch the sensor bars?
No.
Yes.
Level dryer.
Is the dryer heating properly?
Yes.
No.
Review proper
programming of
the control with
the customer.
Refer to dryer not
heating properly
flow chart.
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Electric dryers not heating properly (Possible E 5b)
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Electric dryer not heating
properly.
Program the dryer for a Normal
Cycle with High Temp and touch
Start. Measure the voltage drop
between L1 and L2 at the terminal
block.
Below 215 VAC.
Have customer
check house wiring.
Above 215 VAC.
Measure the voltage drop
between two terminals of the
heating element.
Not the same as
between L1 & L2.
Check for poor
connections in the
dryer heating circuit.
The same as
between L1 & L2.
Check the resistance of the
control thermistor at room
temperature.
More or less than
50000 Ohms +/- 10%.
50000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Defective electronic
control.
Defective
thermistor.
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Gas dryers not heating properly. (Possible E 5b)
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Gas dryer not heating
properly.
Program the dryer for a Normal
Cycle with Low Temp and touch
Start. Listen to hear if the burner
cycle.
Burner does
not cycle.
Burner cycle.
Check the burner area
for soot. Is the burner
burning clean?
Yes.
Check the resistance of the
control thermistor at room
temperature.
No.
53000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Clean the orifice
and check
the valve.
Check the
gas pressure
under flow.
More or less
than
53000 Ohms
+/- 10%.
Defective electronic
control.
Electric and Gas dryers; dryer over heating. (Possible E 8C)
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Dryer overheats.
Is the vent restricted?
Yes.
Clear vent
system.
No.
Check the resistance of the
control thermistor at room
temperature.
More or less than
53000 Ohms +/- 10%.
53000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Defective
thermistor.
Defective control
board.
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Defective
thermistor.
Electric dryers; drive motor runs but dryer does not heat.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Drive motor runs but
dryer does not heat.
More or less than
50000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Check the resistance of the
control thermistor at room
temperature.
Defective
thermistor.
50000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Program the dryer for a Normal
Cycle with High Temp and touch
Start. Measure the voltage drop
between the two terminals of RL 2.
240 VAC.
Defective electronic
control board.
0.
Measure the voltage drop between the two terminals of the
high limit thermostat.
240 VAC.
Defective high
limit thermostat.
0.
Remove power from the dryer and
disconnect the black wire from RL 2.
Restart the dryer and measure the
voltage drop between red wire on
RL 2 and neutral
0.
Open wire from
terminal block.
120 VAC.
Remove power from the dryer,
reconnect the black wire from RL 2.
and disconnect the plug from the
drive motor. Restart the dryer and
measure the voltage drop between
yellow and white wire in the plug.
120 VAC.
0.
Defective
heating element.
Defective motor.
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Gas dryers; drive motor runs but dryer does not heat.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Drive motor runs but
dryer does not heat.
Check the resistance of the
control thermistor at room
temperature.
More or less than
50000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Defective
thermistor.
50000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Program the dryer for a Normal
Cycle with High Temp and touch
Start. Measure the voltage drop
between the two terminals of RL 2.
120 VAC.
Defective electronic
control board.
Igniter glows full
brilliance or glows dim the
full minute.
0.
Remove power, turn the gas off
to the dryer, disconnect the belt from the
motor, and remove the front panel. Program
the control for Normal Cycle High Temp
and observe the igniter for 1 minute.
Defective
sensor.
Defective
gas valve
or gas supply.
Igniter does
not glow.
0.
Defective high
limit thermostat.
Infinity.
Igniter glows full
brilliance then dims.
Measure the voltage drop from the
terminal on the sensor with the
orange wire to neutral.
120 VAC.
Remove power, unplug the
igniter and measure the resistance
of the igniter.
50 to 400 OHMS.
Defective
motor.
Defective igniter.
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Electric and Gas dryers; clothes not dry in auto cycle.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Clothes not dry in the
auto cycle.
Tested good.
Using the on function test do the 3
O’clock test. (Refer to pages 8)
Check that the dryer is
level or slightly tip
forward.
Failed test.
Are the sensor bars clean?
No.
Clean bars.
Yes.
Check the connections at the bars
and the wiring between the control
and the bars.
Checks good.
Checks bad.
Replace the
electronic control.
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Tighten the connections or replace
the wire.
SECTION G - TEARDOWN
and (2) screws In the rear.
This section will describe how to remove components
from both gas and electric dryer. Unless stated, the
procedure will be the same on all dryers. Unless stated,
reverse the procedure to reinstall the component.
Always remove electrical power from the
dryer when working in an area where electrical power is
present.
Always turn the gas off to the dryer before opening any gas piping.
Removing the top panel:
1. The top panel is held in place in the front by (3)
plastic tabs on the console
2. Remove the (2) screws, slide the top back about
1/2 inch and lift the top off.
Removing the temp knob:
1. The temp knob has a D shaped shaft. To remove
pull the knob streight off.
(2) metal tabs,one on each side,.
Removing the console:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the top panel.
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2. Remove the (4) screws, (2) on each side, holding the
console to the front panel and roll the console
forward.
4. Release the (2) tabs at the bottom and the (3) tabs
at the top and lift the control board out.
Note:
Be careful not to lose the springs.
Removing the programing buttons and
springs:
1. Disconnect dryer from the electrical supply and
remove the control board.
2. Lift the buttons and springs out of the console.
3. Disconnect the wiring from the control board and lift
the console off.
3. The buttons are not all the same. Each button has
a Roman numeral stamped into it and the console
has Roman numeral above the button slot. Match
the number on to button to the number on the slot.
Removing the control board:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, remove
theTemp knob and the top panel.
Removing the temp knob shaft:
1. Disconnect dryer from the electrical supply, turn the
TEMP konb to HOT and remove the knob.
2. Remove the console.
3. Remove the (5) screws holding the control board to
the console.
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2. Remove the control board.
3. Lift the shaft out of the control.
2. Using pliers squeeze the lock rim of the knob shaft
and pull the knob out the front.
Removing the loading door:
Removing the selector knob shaft:
1. Disconnect dryer from the electrical supply, turn the
SELECTOR knob to 12 O’clock and remove the
control board.
1. Open the door and while supporting the door remove
the (4) screws, (2) from each hinge, holding the door
to the hinges.
2. Lift the shaft out of the control.
Removing the selector knob:
Disassembling the loading door:
1. Disconnect dryer from the electrical supply and
remove the control board.
1. Remove the door from the dryer.
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2. Separate the panels on the hinge and slide the inner
panel out from behind the flange of the outer panel.
Removing the door seal:
1. The door seal is fasten to the inner door liner by
expandable tabs pushed through slots in the liner.
2. If the seal is to be replaced open the door and pull
the seal from the liner. If the seal is to be reused,
separate the panels and use a small screwdriver to
push the tabs through the liner.
Removing the door handle:
Removing the front access panel:
1. Separate the panel and lift the handle off the inner
door liner.
1. Place a 2 by 4 under the front of the dryer and remove
the two screws holding the panel to the dryer base.
Removing the upper or lower door strike:
1. Separate the panel, squeeze the ends of the strike
and push it through the inner panel.
Removing the door switch:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, open
the door and remove the top.
2. Disconnect the wires from the door switch.
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3. Squeeze the release tabs on the ends of the switch
and push it out the front.
4. Pull out on the bottom of the front panel to release
the spring load tabs.
Removing the front panel:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, remove
the console and front access panel.
2. Remove the (2) screws, one on each side, at the
bottom holding the front panel to the bodysides.
5. Lift up on the front panel to relase the (2) tabs at the
top, one on each end, and swing the panel out.
3. Remove the (2) screw, one on each side about (8)
inches down from the top, that holds the front panel
to the bodysides.
6. Disconnect the wiring from the drum light, door
switch, the ground wire, and unplug the wiring
harness from the sensor bars.
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Replacing the sensor bars:
Replacing the upper door catch:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
2. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen.
3. Remove the (2) screws holding the vent grill to the
front panel.
2. Using a common screwdriver release the spring clip
from the backcatch and push the catach out the
front.
4. Pull the grill into the drum and disconnect the wires.
Replacing the lower door catch:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, remove
the front panel and the front panel air duct.
2. Using a common screwdriver release the spring clip
from the backcatch and push the catach out the
front.
Replacing the front panel air duct:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
2. Remove the (2) screws holding the vent grill to the
front panel.
3. Release the sensor wire harness and pull down to
remove the air duct.
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Replacing the drum light bulb:
1. Open the dryer door, release the clip holding the
light shield by pushing up, and unscrew the bulb.
2. Remove the top and disconnect the wires from the
light socket.
3. Remove the light bulb, squeeze the tabs on the side
of the socket and push the socket into the housing.
Replacing the drum light housing:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the top, lean the top of the front panel
forward and disconnect the wires from the light
socket.
Replacing the felt seal:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the front panel.
3.
Push in to release the tab at the end of the housing
and push the housing into the drum.
3. The felt seal is a (2) piece seal that is glued to front
panel rim that the drum rides on.
4. To replace the seal pull the seal off and glue the
replacement to the rim.
Replacing the drum light socket:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
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Replacing the foam seal:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the front panel.
3. The foam seal is glued to front panel duct and seals
between the front panel duct and the blower.
4. To replace the seal pull the seal off and glue the
replacement to the duct.
Removing the vane from the drum:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Open the door, remove the top panel, remove the (2)
screws holding the vane to the drum and drop the
vane into the drum.
Removing the rear access panel:
1. Remove the (2) screws holding the access panel
to the rear panel and swing the left side of the vent
out to disengage the tabs.
Removing the drum:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the top and the front panels.
Releasing the dryer belt:
3. Release the belt from the motor.
1. Remove the access panel.
2. Push the idler pulley to the right and slip the belt off
the motor pulley.
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4. Use the belt to raise rear of the drum to release the
ball from the hitch and move the drum out the front.
Removing the ball hitch from the drum:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
2. Remove the (3) screws from inside the drum holding
the ball to the drum.
Removing the belt:
Removing the teflon glides:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
2. Remove the top and the front panels.
2. Squeeze the tabs to release the glides.
3. Release the belt from the motor.
4. From the front, slightly raise the front of the drum and
slide the belt off.
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Removing the drum heat shield: (Electric
dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
2. Remove the (3) screws holding the shield to the rear
of the drum.
Removing the high limit thermostat:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the top panel.
2. Disconnect the (2) wires and remove the (2) screws
holding thermostat to the heating element assembly.
Removing the hitch:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
2. Using a 5/16” nut driver remove the (2) screws
holding the hitch to the rear panel while holding the
large tinnerman clip from the rear of the dryer.
Removing the thermal limiter: (Electric dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the top panel.
2. Disconnect the (2) wires and remove the two screws
holding limiter to the rear panel.
Note: Do not lose the grounding ball or the tinnerman
mounting clip from the rear of the dryer.
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Removing the heating element assembly:
(Electric dryers)
2. Disconnect the wires from the thermistor and remove the (2) screws holding the thermistor to the
blower housing.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
2. Disconnect the (2) wires from the heating element.
3. Remove the high limit thermostat.
Removing the blower housing and fan
blade:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
2. Remove the control thermistor.
4. From the rear of the dryer remove the (4) screws
securing the heating element assembly to the rear
of the cabinet.
3. Using a 7/8” socket turn the fan blade clockwise
while holding the motor shaft to remove the blade
from the motor shaft.
Removing the control thermistor:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
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4. Remove (2) screws holding the housing to the dryer
base.
Removing the idler pulley:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the rear access panel.
2. Release the belt from the motor pulley and slide the
idler pulley off.
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Hold
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5. Remove the front motor lock by inserting a screwdriver at the rear of the housing to release the
housing from the motor.
Removing the idler pulley assembly:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the rear access panel.
2. Release the belt from the motor pulley.
3. Release the idler spring from the motor and lift the
assembly off the motor.
6. Raise the front of the motor and pull the housing
forward.
Removing the drive motor:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
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2. Unplug the harness from the motor and remove the
idler assembly.
Removing the ignitor: (Gas dryers)
3. Unscrew the blower wheel from motor shaft.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
unplug the igniter harness.
4. Release the front motor lock from the blower housing.
5. Release the spring hold down on the rear of the motor
and lift the motor out.
2. The igniter is held to the burner mounting bracket by
a screw and a tab. Remove the screw and lift the
igniter up to release the tab, then slide the igniter
forward.
Removing the burner: (Gas dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
2. Unplug the igniter, remove the (2) screws holding
the burner to the valve assembly bracket, and slide
the burner into the combustion chamber to release
burner from the valve.
Removing the gas valve assembly: (Gas
dryers)
1. Turn the gas supply off and disconnect the dryer
from electrical supply.
2. Unplug the wires from the valves.
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3. Using a 15/16” open end wrench, disconnect
the manifold pipe from the valve.
Removing the gas valve coils: (Gas dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
2. Disconnect the wires from the coils, remove the
(2) screws holding the coil bracket to the valve
base and lift the coils off.
4. Remove the (1) screw securing the gas valve
assembly bracket to the base, slide the gas valve
assembly forward and lift the gas valve assembly
out.
Removing the sensor: (Gas dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
2. Disconnect the (2) wires from the sensor.
3. Remove the (1) screw holding the sensor to the
combustion chamber.
5. Remove the (2) screws holding the valve to the
bracket.
Removing the combustion chamber: (Gas
dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply,
remove the sensor and gas valve assembly.
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2. Remove the (2) screws holding the combustion
chamber to the base, raise the end and pull the
chamber out of the duct.
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Removing the duct and heat shield: (Gas
dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply,
remove the drum.
2. Remove (4) screws holding the heat shield to the
rear panel.
Removing the manifold pipe: (Gas dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Turn the gas supply off and disconnect the gas
supply from the dryer.
3. Remove dryer front panel.
4. Using a 15/16” open end wrench disconnect
manifold pipe from the valve.
3. Lift the shield and duct out of the dryer and remove
the (3) screws holding duct to the heat shield.
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5. Remove the (2) screws holding the manifold pipe
to the base and lift the pipe out.
3. Remove the vent pipe out the rear of the dryer and
remove the gasket from the vent pipe.
Removing the vent pipe: (Gas dryers)
4. When reinstalling, install the gasket on the vent
pipe, install the vent pipe in the dryer and slide half
of the gasket on to the blower housing from the
front of the dryer.
1. Remove the (1) screw holding vent to the rear
panel and pull the vent pipe out the back.
Removing the gasket between the vent
pipe and blower housing : (Gas dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove front panel and slide the gasket
completely on to the vent pipe.
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