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SERVICE MANUAL
27” Dryers
Gas & Electric
Models
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September 2002
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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.
© 2001 White Consolidated Industries
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SAFE SERVICING PRACTICES
QUICK REFERENCE SHEET
Serial nameplate location
Serial number breakdown
Tech sheet location
Front console models
Rear console models
Specification
Component resistance chart
Sample wiring diagrams
Sample wiring diagram for electric models without
electronic moisture sensor controls
Sample wiring diagram for electric models with
electronic moisture sensor controls
Sample wiring diagram for gas models without
electronic moisture sensor controls
Sample wiring diagram for gas models with
electronic moisture sensor controls
SECTION A - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Before operating your dryer
Operating steps
Temperature selection
Air Fluff - no heat
Cycle selection
Auto Regular/Whites Cycle
Auto Delicate Cycle
Timed Dry Regular Cycle
Auto Perm Press/Colors Cycle
Energy saving tips
SECTION B - OWNERS GUIDE
Safety information
What to do if you smell gas
Product registration
Important safety instructions
Prevent fire
Protect children
Prevent injury
Drying Procedures
Features
Common drying problems
Care and cleaning
Inside
Outside
Avoid service checklist
Sample warranty
SECTION B - INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS GAS & ELECTRIC DRYER
Pre-installation requirements
Tools and materials required for installation
Electrical requirements
Electric dryers
Gas dryers
Exhaust system requirements
Exhaust directions
Exhaust duct locating dimensions
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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
Under counter installation
Mobile home installation
Under counter & stack models
Rough-in dimensions
Top console models
Rough-in dimensions
Unpacking
Reversing door swing
Electrical installation
Electric dryers
Grounding requirements
Non-Canadian electric dryers
Canadian Electric dryer
Gas dryer
Electrical connections for 3-wire system
Non-Canadian electric dryers
Electrical connections for 4-wire system
Non-Canadian electric dryers
Installation
Gas connection
Replacement parts
SECTION D - HOW THE COMPONENTS WORK
The basic components
Drum
Heat source
Electric
Gas
Drive motor and blower
Control thermostat
Timer
Airflow
Airflow electric dryers
Airflow gas dryers
Airflow problems
Restrictions
Air leaks
Short unrestricted vents
Electrical operation (Electric dryers models without electronic moisture sensor)
Auto dry cycle
Drive motor circuit
The timer motor circuit
The heating circuit
The cycle signal circuit
Timed dry cycle
Electrical operation (Electric dryers models with electronic moisture sensor)
Auto dry regular cycle
Drive motor circuit
The timer motor circuit
The heating circuit
The cycle signal circuit
Auto dry knits and delicates cycle
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Drive motor and heating circuits
Timed dry cycle
Drive motor and heating circuits
Permanent press cycle
Drive motor, heating and end of cycle circuits
Electrical operation (Gas dryers models without electronic moisture sensor)
Auto dry cycle
Drive motor circuit
The timer motor circuit
The heating circuit
The cycle signal circuit
Timed dry cycle
Electrical operation (Gas dryers models with electronic moisture sensor)
Auto dry regular cycle
Drive motor circuit
The timer motor circuit
The heat circuit
The cycle signal circuit
Auto dry knits and delicates cycle
Drive motor and heating circuits
Timed dry cycle
Drive motor, heating and cycle signal circuits
SECTION F - TROUBLESHOOTING FLOW CHARTS
Electric dryer completely inoperative
Gas dryer completely inoperative
Electric dryers, without electronic moisture sensor control,
motor runs but timer does not advance in auto or timed dry
Electric dryers, without electronic moisture sensor control,
timer advances in timed dry but not in auto dry
Electric dryers, without electronic moisture sensor control,
timer advances in auto dry but not in timed dry
Gas and Electric dryers, with electronic moisture sensor controls,
motor runs but timer does not advance in auto or timed dry
Electric and Gas dryers, with electronic moisture sensor control,
timer advances in timed dry but not in auto dry
Electric and Gas dryers, with electronic moisture sensor control,
timer does not pause in auto dry with wet clothes in the dryer
Electric and Gas dryers blower motor runs but drum does not turn
Electric and Gas dryers longer than normal drying times
Electric dryers blower motor runs but dryer does not heat
Gas dryers blower motor runs but dryer does not heat
Electric and Gas dryers dryer over heating
SECTION G - TEARDOWN
Removing the knobs
Raising the top
Removing rear panel from console (Top console models)
Removing the timer (Top console models)
Removing the timer (Front console models)
Removing the turn to start or temperature switch (Top console models)
Removing the turn to start or temperature switch (Front console models)
Removing the press saver option or end of cycle
chime switch (Top console models)
Removing the press saver option switch (Front console models)
Removing the end of cycle chime switch (Front console models)
Removing the electronic moisture sensor control (Top console models)
Removing the electronic moisture sensor control (Front console models)
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Removing the top console skirt (Top console models)
Removing the console (Top console models)
Removing the end caps (Top console models)
Removing the console’s front panel (Top console models)
Removing the buzzer (Top console models)
Removing the buzzer (Front console models)
Removing the door
Separating the door panel
Removing the door seal
Removing the door handle
Removing the door strike
Removing the door hinge
Removing the door catch
Releasing the top of the front panel
Removing the door switch
Removing the clips that hold the front of the top down
Removing the front panel (Front console models)
Removing the console (Front console models)
Separating the front console panel and the control
mounting panel (Front console models)
Removing the sensor bars
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
Removing the high limit thermostat
Removing the thermal limiter (Electric dryers)
Removing the heating element assembly (Electric dryers)
Removing the control thermostat
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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QUICK REFERENCE SHEET
1. Serial nameplate location: on the front
panel at the left side of the dryer door
opening.
2. Serial number breakdown.
X D 2 1 7 0 4 5 2 1
Incremented unit number
Production week
Last digit of production year
Product identification
Manufacturing Facility
3. Tech sheet location
Front console models: on the righthand
bodyside behind the front panel
and inside rear access pane.
Rear console models: on main top inside
console.
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QUICK REFERENCE SHEET
SPECIFICATION
ELECTRIC MODELS
GAS MODELS
Electrical
Volts 120/208 or 120/240
Amps (circuit)
Motor wattage
Heat input (Watts @ 240VAC)
Heat input (BTU/Hr.)
Auto. Elec. Ignition
120/208 or 120/240
30
160-350 Watts
3200/4500
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120
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
145° - 190°
140° - 180°
135° - 175°
145° - 190°
140° - 180°
135° - 170°
Dimension (Inches)
Height (Stack Models)
Height (Console Models)
Width
Depth
36”
43 3/8”
26 7/8”
27”
36”
43 3/8”
26 7/8”
27”
Vent Capability**
4-Way
3-Way
Power Paint Enamel
Power Paint Enamel
235
235
DRUM TEMPERATURES (Max.
opening on 1st cycle)
High
Medium
Low
Top Finish
Port Opening (Sq. In.)
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** Electric dryers can be vented four ways: through back, bottom, right or left side.
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** Gas dryers can be vented three ways: through back, bottom, or right side.
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±
±
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QUICK REFERENCE SHEET
Component Resistances*
Drive motor (120 volt, 60 Hz, 1/4 h.p. 1725 rpm)
Motor Start Winding
Motor Run Winding
Timer Motor
Electric Models
Gas Models
4.5 Ohms
3.8 Ohms
4.5 Ohms
3.8 Ohms
2280-2300 Ohms
2280-2300 Ohms
Timer Dropping Resistor (located in the harness)
4,400 Ohms
Heating Element
12.8 Ohms
Bias Heater on Thermostat
Burner Assembly
Ignitor
Secondary Coil
Booster Coil
* +/- 10% @ 77° F
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28,000 Ohms
7,000 Ohms
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50 - 400 Ohms
1200 Ohms
1320 Ohms
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SAMPLE WIRING DIAGRAM FOR ELECTRIC MODELS
WITH ELECTRONIC MOISTURE SENSOR CONTROLS
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SAMPLE WIRING DIAGRAM FOR GAS MODELS
WITH ELECTRONIC MOISTURE SENSOR CONTROLS
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SECTION A - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
PRESS SAVER
COLORS
/
PRESS
SAVER
/ WHITES
COLORS/
WHITES/
END OF CYCLE
SIGNAL
ON
OFF
PRESS
SAVER
Versión en español
Si desea obtener una copia en español de estas
Instrucciones de Funcionamiento, sírvase escribir a la
dirección que se incluye a continuación.
Solicite la P/N 131972200.
Spanish Owner's Guides
Electrolux Home Products
P. O. Box 212378
Augusta, Georgia 30917
Before Operating Your Dryer
Read your dryer Owner's 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 owner's guide before
operating this appliance.
Operating Steps
Read Drying Procedures in your Owner's Guide.
It explains these operating steps in detail.
1. Prepare items for drying.
2. Check that lint screen is clean and in place.
3. Load the dryer. If desired, add a dryer fabric
softener sheet.
4. Close the dryer door.
5. Set Dry Temperature control. Select PRESS
SAVER if desired.
6. Turn cycle selector clockwise to desired setting.
7. Start dryer. Push the Start button and hold for 1-2
seconds, or turn the Turn to Start control clockwise
to ON. Hold for 1-2 seconds and release
8. A signal will sound toward the end of the cool down
period when the End of Cycle chime is turned on.
9. Remove items immediately and hang or fold.
10. Clean lint screen after every load.
Temperature Selection
Always follow directions on fabric care labels.
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 Air Fluff-No Heat setting only.
The REGULAR-HIGH HEAT, PERM PRESS-MEDIUM
HEAT, and KNITS/DELICATES-LOW HEAT
temperature settings may be used with any cycle
setting. The AIR FLUFF-NO HEAT setting can be used
only in the Timed Dry cycle.
AIR FLUFF-NO HEAT setting tumbles the load without
heat. Use Air Fluff to freshen clothing, pillows or
blankets, or to dust draperies.
Cycle Selection
Turn cycle selector clockwise to desired cycle and
setting.
Each cycle ends with a cool down period. The heat
automatically turns off and the load continues to tumble
during the cool down period. This reduces wrinkling and
makes items easier to handle during unloading.
Drying time varies depending on size and dampness of
load, weight and fabric type. Room temperature and
humidity, type of installation and electrical voltage or
gas pressure can also affect drying time.
Auto Regular/Whites Cycle
This cycle is best for cotton items. Drying time is
determined automatically at the temperature selection
of your choice.
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High heat is suggested for cotton items.
• Initially set cycle selector on NORMAL DRY.
•
• For items requiring more drying time, set cycle
selector on MORE.
A signal will sound toward the end of the cool down
period when the End of Cycle chime is turned on.
•
If the Press Saver option is turned on, the cycle
selector will advance to the Press Saver setting.
Unheated tumbling continues during Press Saver
for 16 minutes to help reduce wrinkling if the dried
load cannot be removed promptly. A signal will
sound briefly every five minutes as a reminder to
remove the load when the End of Cycle chime is
turned on.
• For items requiring less drying time, set cycle
selector on LESS.
Auto Delicate Cycle
This cycle is best for knit and delicate items. Drying
time is determined automatically at the temperature
selection of your choice.
Energy Saving Tips
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Low heat is suggested for knit and delicate items.
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Initially set cycle selector on NORMAL DRY.
Keep the lint screen clean and exhaust the dryer
correctly.
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For items requiring more drying time, set cycle
selector on MORE.
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Sort laundry properly and select proper temperature
and cycle settings. Choose an automatic dry cycle
whenever possible for accurate drying time.
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For items requiring less drying time, set cycle
selector on LESS.
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Dry only full loads. Single items and small loads
usually take longer to dry.
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A signal will sound toward the end of the cool down
period when the End of Cycle chime is turned on.
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Avoid overloading, adding wet items to a partially
dry load, and overdrying.
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If the Press Saver option is turned on, the cycle
selector will advance to the Press Saver setting.
Unheated tumbling continues during Press Saver
for 16 minutes to help reduce wrinkling if the dried
load cannot be removed promptly. A signal will
sound briefly every five minutes as a reminder to
remove the load when the End of Cycle chime is
turned on.
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Dry one load after another to take advantage of a
warm dryer.
•
Opening the door needlessly causes warm air to
escape, which prolongs drying time.
•
If possible, use the dryer on low humidity days.
•
Install the dryer in an area where the room
temperature is at least 45°F (7°C).
Timed Dry Regular Cycle
This cycle provides approximately 60 minutes of drying
time at the temperature selection of your choice.
Auto Perm Press/Colors Cycle
This cycle is best for permanent press items. Drying
time is determined automatically at the temperature
selection of your choice.
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Medium heat is suggested for permanent press
items.
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Initially set cycle selector on NORMAL DRY.
•
For items requiring more drying time, set cycle
selector on MORE.
•
For items requiring less drying time, set cycle
selector on LESS.
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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.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
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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.
Versión en español
Si desea obtener una copia en español de este
Manual del Usuario, sírvase escribir a la dirección
que se incluye a continuación. Solicite la P/N 131878600.
Spanish Owner's Guides
Frigidaire Home Products
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Product Registration
Thank you for choosing this dryer. This owner's
guide will explain proper operation and care.
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
Record below the model and serial numbers found on
the dryer serial plate located on the left side of the
door opening. Keep these numbers for future
reference.
Model Number ________________
Serial Number _________________
Date of Purchase ______________
Register Your Product
The self-addressed PRODUCT REGISTRATION
CARD should be filled in completely, signed and
returned.
Important Safety Instructions
Read all instructions before using this dryer.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock, or injury to persons when using this dryer,
comply with the basic warnings listed below.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result
in serious personal injuries.
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.
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.
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, page 6.
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.
Keep area around the exhaust opening
and surrounding areas free from the accumulation of
lint, dust and dirt.
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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.
GAS DRYERS:
Grounding type
wall receptacle
Do not under
any circumstances
cut, remove,
or bypass
the grounding prong
from this 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.
Power supply
cord with 3-prong
grounding plug
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.
CORRECT
Use this way ONLY
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.
situation that may occur. Common sense and caution
must be practiced when installing, operating and
maintaining any appliance.
This Owner's 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.
Protect Children
Use the dryer only as instructed in this Owner's 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.
Note: The instructions appearing in this Owner's Guide
are not meant to cover every possible condition and
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.
Before the dryer is removed from service
or discarded, remove the dryer door to prevent accidental
entrapment.
ELECTRIC DRYERS:
14-30R
Failure to comply with these warnings could result
in serious personal injuries.
DRYER
FUSED 30 AMP
120/240 V OR
120/208 V
WALL
RECEPTACLE
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.
Prevent Injury
DRYER
S E R V I C E
CORD
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 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
CORRECT
Use this way ONLY
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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.
Do not use any type spray cleanser when
cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical
shock could occur.
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.
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.
dryer:
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Dry items of similar fabric, weight and
construction in the same load.
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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.
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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.
To prevent injury and damage to the
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All repairs and servicing must be performed by
an authorized servicer unless specifically
recommended in this Owner's Guide. Use only
authorized factory parts.
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Do not tamper with controls.
•
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Do not install or store the dryer where it will be
exposed to the weather.
If possible, turn pockets inside out for even
drying.
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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.
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.
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.
2. Check that lint screen is clean and in place.
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3. Load the dryer.
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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.
knob clockwise to ON, hold for 1-2 seconds and
release.
•
The dryer will not start if the cycle selector is in
the OFF position.
7. When the cycle ends, remove items immediately
and hang or fold. If load is removed before the
cycle ends, turn cycle selector to OFF.
Features
Cycle Signal Control (some models)
When the Cycle Signal Control is ON, a signal will
sound at the end of each cycle and during the Press
Saver setting (some models). The volume is adjustable
on some models.
Drum Light (some models)
•
When drying large items, dry only 2 or 3 at a
time. Fill out the load with small and medium
sized items.
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.
•
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.
Reversible Dryer Door
•
•
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.
4. Close the dryer door and set dryer controls
(some models).
See Operating Instructions card for your specific
model controls.
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.
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.
5. Turn cycle selector clockwise to the desired
setting.
6. Start the dryer.
• Push Start Button for 2 seconds or turn the
START knob clockwise to ON, hold for 1-2
seconds and release.
•
•
To add or remove items when the dryer is
running, open the door. The dryer will always
stop when the door is opened. Allow the drum
to come to a complete stop before reaching
inside.
To restart dryer, close the door then push the
Start Button for 2 seconds or turn the START
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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 setting best suited for items
being dried. 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.
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.
Dryer runs but won't heat.
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.
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.
Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the
dryer is on a separate circuit.
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.
*IMPORTANT
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF THE CONSUMER
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is
responsible for the items listed below:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
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.
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.
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:
IF YOU NEED
SERVICE
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 B - 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 or in Canada, CSA C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code Part 1.
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 or in Canada, CAN/CGA B149.12.
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
3 WIRE GROUNDED NEUTRAL
120-240 VOLT 60 CYCLE
MAIN FUSE BOX
30 AMP DELAYED ACTION
FUSES
OR CIRCUIT BREAKER
NEUTRAL WIRE
Tools and Materials Required for Installation:
1. Phillips head screwdriver.
2. Channel-lock adjustable pliers.
OUTLET
RECEPTACLE
(COPPER)
3. Carpenter's level.
4. Flat or straight blade screwdriver.
SUBJECT TO LOCAL
REGULATIONS
5. Duct tape.
6. Rigid or flexible metal 4 inch (10.2 cm) duct.
7. Vent hood.
8. Pipe thread sealer (Gas).
9. Plastic knife
NEMA 10-30R (COPPER)
GAS Dryer
CIRCUIT - Individual 15 amp. branch circuit fused with
a 15 amp. maximum time delay fuse or circuit breaker.
POWER SUPPLY - 3 wire, 120 volt single phase, 60
Hz, Alternating Current.
POWER SUPPLY CORD - The dryer is equipped with
a 120 volt 3-wire power cord.
10.1/2 inch open end wrench.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
ELECTRIC Dryer
NOTE: Do not under
any circumstances
remove grounding
prong from plug.
CIRCUIT - Individual 30 amp. branch circuit fused with
30 amp. minimum time delay fuses or circuit breakers.
POWER SUPPLY - 3 wire, 240 volt, single phase, 60
Hz, Alternating Current. (Canada - 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 and marked for use
with clothes dryers. If being installed in a manufactured
(mobile) home, the dryer MUST employ 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. See ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
FOR A 4-WIRE SYSTEM.
(Canada - 4-wire power supply cord is installed on
dryer.)
OUTLET RECEPTACLE - NEMA 10-30R receptacle
to be located so the power supply cord is accessible
when the dryer is in the installed position. (Canada NEMA 14-30R receptacle.)
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
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a health and fire hazard. The dryer exhaust system
MUST be exhausted to the outside of the dwelling!
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.
MAXIMUM LENGTH
of 4” (10.2 cm) Dia. Flexible Metal Duct
VENT HOOD TYPE
(Preferred)
Number
of
90°
Turns
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
VENT HOOD TYPE
(Preferred)
Number
of
90°
Turns
Louvered
4”
(10.2 cm)
1
2
3
2½"
(6.35 cm)
(10.2 cm)
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:
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)
CORRECT
CCORRECT
ORRECT
0
Louvered
•
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.
INCORRECT
I NINCORRECT
CORRECT
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.
INSTALL MALE FITTINGS IN CORRECT DIRECTION
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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.
EXHAUST DUCT LOCATING DIMENSIONS
13 1/2"
(34 cm)
3 3/4"
(9.5 cm)
LOCATION OF YOUR DRYER
DO NOT INSTALL YOUR DRYER:
1. In an area exposed to dripping water or outside
weather conditions.
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.
3. On carpet. Floor MUST be solid with a maximum
slope of 1 inch (2.54 cm).
SAME AS OTHER SIDE
5 7/8"
(15 cm)
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).
4 3/8"
(11 cm)
3 3/4"
(9.5 cm)
(9.5 cm)
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) or in
Canada, the current CAN/CGA B149.
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).
INSTALLATION IN RECESS OR CLOSET
1. A dryer installed in a bedroom, bathroom, recess or
closet, MUST be exhausted outdoors.
2. No other fuel burning appliance shall be installed in
the same closet as the Gas dryer.
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)
FRONT
SIDES REAR TOP
Alcove or Under
counter
0 (0 cm) 0 (0 cm)0 (0 cm)15 (38.1 cm)
Closet
1 (2.54 cm)0 (0 cm)0 (0 cm)15 (38.1 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.
THIS DRYER MUST BE EXHAUSTED OUTDOORS.
5. The following illustrations show minimum clearance
dimensions for proper operation in a recess or closet
installation.
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60 SQ. IN.
(387.1 SQ.
0" (0 cm)
15"
(38.1 cm)
1" (2.54 cm)
0" (0 cm)
60 SQ. IN.
(387.1 SQ. CM)
CLOSET DOOR
0" (0 cm)
NOTE: Under counter and stack models - 0 inches (0 cm)
for sides, rear, and top.
1" (2.54 cm)
0" (0 cm)
0" (0 cm)
UNDER COUNTER INSTALLATION
If an under counter* installation is desired, the dryer MUST have a top sheet
kit installed, P/N 131629100. Kit is available from an authorized parts
distributor.
*Custom-sized countertop is required.
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
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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. 169840 is available from your
dealer.
5. Refer to pages 2 and 3 for 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. In Canada,
the CSA Z240 is applicable.
UNDER COUNTER & STACK MODELS
ROUGH-IN DIMENSIONS
26 7/8”
(68.3 cm)
The dryer is designed under ANSI Z
21.5.1 for HOME USE only.
ELECTRIC
CONNECTION
UNDER
COUNTER
34 5/8"
(87.9 cm)
2 9/16”
(6.5 cm)
13 1/2"
(34.4 cm)
3 1/4”
(9.5 cm)
36"
(91.5 cm)
3/8" (0.96 cm) DIA.
GAS PIPE
1” (2.54 cm)
REAR VIEW
47 1/2"
(120.7 cm)
DOOR OPEN 90°
4 3/8"
(11.1 cm)
OPTIONAL
VENT KNOCKOUT
27”
(68.6 cm)
SIDE VIEW
30
3 3/4"
(9.5 cm)
TOP CONSOLE MODELS
UNPACKING
ROUGH-IN DIMENSIONS
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.
(68.3 cm)
To prevent damage, do not use the
control panel as a means to pick up or move the
dryer.
ELECTRIC CONNECTION
NOTE: On under counter model clothes dryers, the
top panel may be removed for installation.
2. Return the dryer to an upright position.
13 1/2"
(34.4
cm)
(9.5 cm)
(6.5 cm)
(110.7 cm)
36"
(91.5 cm)
3/8" (0.96 cm) DIA.
GAS PIPE
FOAM
SHIPPING
PAD
PACKING
(2.54 cm)
REAR VIEW
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.
47 1/2"
(120.7
cm)
To change the direction of the door opening:
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. NOTE: Remove
one screw from each of the two hinges first. Hold
the door firmly before removing the last two
screws.
4 3/8"
(11.1 cm)
3. Rotate the door 180° and reinstall the door
hinges to the dryer front panel with the four
screws.
OPTIONAL
VENT KNOCKOUT
4. Install the four hinge hole plugs in the open screw
holes on the right side of the door opening.
(68.6 cm)
SIDE VIEW
3 3/4"
(9.5 cm)
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GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
Non-Canadian ELECTRIC Dryer
DANGER 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.
REMOVE 4 SCREWS
(ONE FROM EACH
HINGE FIRST)
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
ALL 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.
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.
2. If your dryer is equipped with a power supply cord
having an equipment-grounding conductor and a
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 equipmentgrounding terminal or lead on the appliance.
Canadian ELECTRIC Dryer
DANGER 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.
2. Since your dryer is equipped with a power supply
cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and
a grounding plug, the plug must be plugged into an
appropriate outlet that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all local codes and
ordinances. If in doubt, call a licensed electrician.
ALL GAS Dryers
This dryer is equipped with a three-prong (grounding)
plug for your protection against shock hazard and
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should be plugged directly into a properly grounded
three-prong receptacle. Do not cut or remove the
grounding prong from this plug.
GREEN
GROUND
SCREW
NUT
TIGHTEN NUT
TO THESE
THREADS
STRAIN
RELIEF
MOUNTING
BRACKET
9. Reinstall the terminal block cover.
GREEN
GROUND
SCREW
SILVER TERMINAL
GREEN
NEUTRAL
GROUND
WIRE
8. Tighten the strain relief nut securely so that the strain
relief does not turn.
GREEN POWER CORD
SILVER TERMINAL
GROUND WIRE
TERMINAL BLOCK
GREEN
NEUTRAL
GROUND
WIRE
BLACK TIGHTEN
NUT
TO THESE
WHITE
THREADS
NUT
RED
STRAIN
RELIEF
MOUNTING
BRACKET
POWER
CORD
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
FOR 4-WIRE SYSTEM
POWER CORD
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
FOR 3-WIRE SYSTEM
Non-Canadian ELECTRIC Dryer
Non-Canadian ELECTRIC Dryer
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.
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. Install a U.L. approved strain relief in the entry hole
of the mounting bracket. Finger tighten the nut only
at this time.
3. Remove the green neutral ground wire from the
green ground screw located above the terminal
block.
3. Thread a U.L. approved 30 amp. power cord, NEMA
10-30 Type SRDT, through the strain relief.
4. Attach the power cord neutral (center wire) conductor
to the silver colored center terminal on the terminal
block. Tighten the screw securely.
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
TYPICAL 4
CONDUCTOR
CORD
BLACK 240V
WHITE
NEUTRAL
RED 240V
GREEN GROUND
30 AMP NEMA 14-30 TYPE SRDT OR ST
Do not make a sharp bend or crimp
wiring/ conductor at connections.
4. Thread a U.L. approved 30 amp power cord, NEMA
14-30 type ST or SRDT through the strain relief.
6. Reattach the strain relief mounting bracket to the
back of the dryer with two screws. Tighten screws
securely.
5. Attach the green power cord ground wire to the
cabinet with the green ground screw.
7. Tighten the screws securing the cord restraint firmly
against the power cord.
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
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on the terminal block. Tighten the screw securely.
7. Attach the red and black power cord conductors to
the outer brass-colored terminals on the terminal
block.
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.
10.Reinstall the terminal block access cover.
INSTALLATION
1. GAS CONNECTION (Gas dryers only)
a. Remove the shipping cap from gas pipe at the
rear of the dryer.
NOTE: DO NOT connect the dryer to L.P. gas
service without converting the gas valve. An L.P.
conversion kit (P/N 131776600) must be
installed by a qualified gas technician.
b. 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.
c. Open the shutoff valve in the gas supply line.
d. Test all connections by brushing on a soapy water
solution. NEVER TEST FOR GAS LEAKS
WITH AN OPEN FLAME.
2. Connect the exhaust duct to outside exhaust
system. Use duct tape to seal all joints.
3. 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. Turn the lock nuts on each
of the four legs up toward the base of the dryer and
snug with a 1/2 inch open end wrench.
4. 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.
5. Turn on the power at the 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.
6. 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.
7. If your dryer does not operate, please review the
"Avoid Service Checklist" located in your Owner's
Guide before calling for service.
8. Place these instructions in a location near the dryer
for future reference.
NOTE: A wiring diagram is located inside the dryer
console or under the top panel.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
If replacement parts are needed for your dryer, contact
the source where you purchased your dryer.
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.
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SECTION D - 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 thermostat
Timer
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.
Airflow
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 then is drawn into the drum through the holes in
the rear of the drum.
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 enter the cavity through the louvered opening in the
right rear corner of the dryer. The air is pull 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.
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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.
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.
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.
Restrictions:
Electrical Operation (Electric Dryers Models Without Electronic Moisture Sensor):
Restrictions can occur any place in the airflow system,
but the most common are:
Note:
1. Installing the dryer in a small inclosed area; such
as a closet without a louvered door that reduces
the intake air.
Always refer to the wiring diagram or
schematic with the product.
240 VAC
2. Fan problems caused by either a slow running
motor, a broken or deformed fan blade or a
deformed fan housing.
120 VAC
120 VAC
N
L1
L2
BLUE
GRN
RED
START
SWITCH
C
CYCLE SIGNAL
3. A lint restriction in the lint screen area. Operator
may not be cleaning the lint screen before using.
GRAY
NO
NC
CABINET
SIGNAL
SWITCH
DOOR
SWITCH
B
C
WHT
WHT
4
6
2
5
1
START
RUN
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:
GRN
THERMAL
LIMITER
TM
MOTOR
TM
CABINET
BASE
YEL
4.4K
X
TAN
R
YEL
BLK
HEATER
4500 WATTS
Problems caused by the vent pipe in the house
are not cover under the product warranty.
5
4
ORG
A
Air leaks:
TIMER
Two types of air leaks may occur:
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1
28K
BLUE
ORG/BLK
RED
2
FABRIC
SELECTOR
SWITCH
CONTROL
THERMOSTAT
BLK
HIGH LIMIT
THERMOSTAT
BLK
Auto Dry Cycle
When the dryer is connected to electrical power, line 1
is connected to terminal B of the timer and the input
terminal of the cycle signal switch. When the timer is
set to the Auto Dry cycle, contacts B to C and B to A in
the timer are closed. This provides power to four circuits; the drive motor circuit, timer motor circuit, heating circuit and cycle signal circuit.
Drive Motor Circuit:
tral through the door switch. The start winding is now
out of the circuit and the run winding circuit is bypassing the start switch, so the switch can be released without interrupting power to the run winding.
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.
The Timer Motor Circuit:
When contacts B to C are closed, line 1 is applied
through the thermal limiter (a non-resettable fuse
mounted on the rear wall of the dryer) 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.
When the motor is not turning, the start winding and
the run winding are connected in parallel. Terminal
M5 of the motor is connected to the start switch, which
is connected to neutral through the door switch. When
the start switch is activated, with the dryer door closed,
line 1 to 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 change from NC to NO, opening the circuit to
the start winding and connecting the run winding to
motor terminal M6. Terminal M6 is connected to neu39
When timer contacts B to C close, line 1 is applied to
one end of the timer motor winding. The other end of
the timer motor winding is connected to one end of the
heater through a 4400 Ohm dropping resistor that allows
the 120 volt timer motor to operate in a 240 volt circuit
without burning up. The other end of the heater is connected to line 2 by a centrifugal switch in the motor whenever the motor is turning. The circuit formed by contacts
B and C of the timer, the timer motor and the dropping
resistor are in parallel with a circuit formed by contacts
B and A of the timer, contacts 1 and 2 of the fabric selector switch, the contacts of the control thermostat and
the contacts of the high limit thermostat. This circuit
has either zero resistance when the contacts of the control thermostat are closed or infinity resistance when the
contacts of the control thermostat are open. Since electrical current follows the path of least resistance, when
the contacts of the control thermostat are closed all the
current flow is through the circuit formed by contacts B
and A of the timer, contacts 1 and 2 of fabric selector
switch, the contacts of the control thermostat and the
contacts of the high limit thermostat. With no current
flowing through the timer motor winding, the timer motor
does not turn. When the heat in the dryer opens the
contacts of the control thermostat the only path for current flow is through the circuit formed by the timer motor
winding and the dropping resistor. With current flowing
through the timer motor winding, the timer advances. At
the start of the cycle the amount of heat energy needed
to drive the moisture from the clothes slows the temperature rise in the dryer and the contacts of the control
thermostat remain closed preventing the timer from advancing. As the clothes dry, it takes less heat energy to
maintain the temperature in the drum. This causes the
contacts of the control thermostat to be open a higher
percentage of the time allowing the timer motor to run
more.
The Heating Circuit:
Timer contacts B to A connect line 1 to terminal 1 of
the fabric selector switch. The fabric selector switch
allows the dryer to be set to operate at Regular temperature, Low temperature and Air Fluff. In the Air Fluff setting the drum turns but the heater does not operate.
Whenever the fabric selector switch is set to either Regular or Low, contact 1 is closed to contact 2 and line 1 is
applied to the contacts of the control thermostat. When
the fabric selector switch is set to Low, contacts 4 to 5
of the switch are also closed connecting the windings of
the small heater in the control thermostat to line 2 through
the second centrifugal switch in the motor. When the
drive motor is running and the contacts of the control
thermostat are closed current flow through the heater.
The heat from the heater causes the thermostat to cycle
at a lower drum temperature.
The control thermostat senses the temperature of the
air in the blower housing and controls the temperature in
the dryer by opening and closing the heater circuit. When
the temperature in the drum is below the cycle temperature, the contacts are closed, connecting 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 control thermostat fail closed. The
contacts of the high limit thermostat are normally closed
and are set to open at a temperature above the cycling
temperature of the control thermostat. From the output
terminal of the high limit thermostat, line 1 is connected
to one side of the element. 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
Electrical Operation (Electric Dryer with Electronic
Moisture Sensor)
if the motor is not running.
The Cycle Signal Circuit:
The end of cycle signal circuit is made up of a signal
switch and the cycle signal (buzzer). The signal switch
and the cycle signal are connected in series with one
another and in parallel with terminals B and C of the
timer. Terminal B and one side of the signal switch are
connected to line 1. Terminal C and one side of the
cycle signal are connected through the motor centrifugal switch to neutral. When the dryer is operating, terminal B is connected to terminal C by contacts B and C
of the timer and the cycle signal circuit is shorted out.
At the end of the cycle, contacts B and C open and if the
signal switch is closed, current flows through cycle signal (about 5 seconds) until the motor stops and the centrifugal switch opens.
Timed Dry Cycle
The time dry cycle operates the same as the auto dry
cycle except for the operation of the timer motor. When
the dial is turned to the timed dry section, contacts TM
to X in the timer close connecting the timer motor to
neutral through the centrifugal switch in the motor. The
timer motor then runs continuously until contacts B to C
of the timer opens and the motor stops.
Note:
Always refer to the wiring diagram or
schematic with the product.
Sample wiring diagram for models with electronic moisture sensor
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Auto Dry Regular Cycle
When the dryer is connected to electrical power line 1
is connected to terminal B of the timer and one side of
the drum light. When the timer is set to the Auto Dry
cycle contacts B to C and B to A are closed. This
provides power at the start of the cycle to four circuits;
the drive motor circuit, timer motor circuit, electronic
moisture sensor control circuit and the heating circuit.
Drive Motor Circuit:
When contacts B to C are closed, line 1 is applied
through the thermal limiter (a non resettable fuse
mounted on the rear wall of the dryer) to terminal M4 of
the drive motor. Terminal M4 is connected in 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.
When the motor is not turning the start winding and
the run winding are connected in parallel. Terminal
M5 of the motor is connected to the start switch, which
is connected to neutral through the door switch. When
the start switch is activated, with the dryer door closed,
line 1 to 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 its
normal run speed the contacts of the centrifugal switch
change from NC to NO, opening the circuit to the start
winding and connecting the run winding to motor terminal M6. Terminal M6 is connected to neutral through
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the door switch. The start winding is now out of the
circuit and the run winding circuit is bypassing the start
switch, so the switch can be released without interrupting power to the run winding.
The drive motor performs 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 and pulls the
air through the clothes and forces it out the exhaust
vent.
The Timer Motor Circuit:
When timer contacts B to C close, line 1 is applied to
one end of the timer motor winding. The other end of
the timer motor winding is connected to terminal TM of
the timer. Terminal TM is connected to neutral through
terminals P4 and P5 of the electronic moisture sensor
control, the start switch (when the motor is not running)
and through the centrifugal switch in the motor (when
the motor is running). Current flow through the timer
motor in the auto dry cycle, is controlled by the electronic moisture sensor control. The control circuit in
the electronic moisture sensor control is in series with
the timer motor. The electronic moisture sensor control measures 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. The electronic moisture
sensor control reads this and increases the resistance
between terminals P4 and P5. When resistance is increased in a series circuit, the current flow in the circuit is reduced. The increase in resistance inside the
control lowers the current flow through the timer motor
below the level needed to operate the motor, preventing the timer from advancing. As the moisture is removed from the clothes, the capacitance between the
bars increases. When the increase in capacitance
satisfies the electronic moisture control, the electronic
moisture control removes the resistance between terminals P4 and P5, increasing the current flow through
the timer motor, causing the motor to advance.
Note:
In the auto regular cycle, the timer motor can
run for 51 minutes. The cycle time can be 51
min plus the time current flow is being shunted
by the electronic moisture sensor control.
The Heating Circuit:
Timer contacts B to A connect line 1 to terminal 1 of
the fabric selector switch. The fabric selector switch
allows the dryer to be set to operate at High temperature, Medium temperature, Low temperature or Air Fluff.
In the Air Fluff setting the drum turns but the heater
does not operate. Whenever the fabric selector switch
is set to either High, Medium or Low, contact 1 is closed
to contact 2 and line 1 is applied to the contacts of the
control thermostat. When the fabric switch is set to
either Medium or Low, power is applied to a small heater
in the control thermostat, and the control thermostat is
then cycled by a combination of heat from the thermostat heater and heat in the drum. When the fabric selector switch is set to Medium, contacts 3 to 5 of the
switch are closed connecting the series circuit formed
by a 2400 Ohm resister and the windings of the small
heater in the control thermostat to line 2. When the
fabric selector switch is set to Low, contacts 4 to 5 of
the switch are closed connecting the windings of the
small heater in the control thermostat to line 2. Since
more current flows through the thermostat heater in
the Low setting, the control thermostat cycles at a lower
drum temperature than Medium.
The control thermostat senses the temperature of the
air in the blower housing and controls the temperature
in the dryer by opening and closing the heater circuit.
When the temperature in the drum is below the cycle
temperature, the contacts are closed, connecting 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 control thermostat fail
closed. The contacts of the high limit thermostat are
normally closed and are set to open at a temperature
above the cycling temperature of the control thermostat. From the output terminal of the high limit thermostat, line 1 is connected to one side of the element.
The other side of the 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 Cycle Signal Circuit:
The cycle signal circuit is made up of the cycle signal
(buzzer) and signal switch which allows the customer
to active and deactivate the cycle signal feature. When
contacts B to C of the timer are closed or contacts B to
S of the timer are closed and the extra care switch is set
to ON, line 1 is connected to one side of the cycle signal. The other side of the cycle signal is connected to
the signal switch. When the signal switch is set to ON
the contacts of the switch are closed connecting the
circuit to terminal H of the timer. A Pulsar cam, located
next to the cycle signal cam and rotating at 12 revolutions per hour, allows contacts H to X to close for 5
seconds +/-3 seconds.
DRIVE
CAM
PULSAR CAM
Auto Dry Knits and Delicates Cycle:
The auto dry knits and delicates cycle operates the
same as the auto dry regular cycle except for the length
of time the timer motor can run (36 minutes) and the
extra care feature capability. When the extra care feature is selected, the dryer tumbles an extra 16.5 minutes at the end of the cycle without heat. During the
16.5 minutes, the end of cycle signal will sound 5 to 7
times.
Drive Motor and Heating Circuits:
The drive motor and heat circuits operate the same as in
the regular auto dry cycle.
Timed Dry Cycle
When the timed dry cycle is selected a drying time up
to 73.5 minutes may be set by turning the timer dial.
When the cycle is started, the timer motor runs continuously for the time set and at the end of the cycle
the end of cycle signal sounds one or two times.
Drive Motor and Heating Circuits:
The drive motor and heat circuits operate the same as in
the regular auto dry cycle.
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Permanent Press Cycle:
Drive Motor, Heating and End of Cycle Circuits:
The permanent press cycle operates the same as the
auto dry knits and delicate cycle except the timer motor
run time is 28.5 minutes.
The drive motor, heating and end of cycle circuits operate the same as in the regular auto dry cycle.
Electrical Operation (Gas Dryers Models Without Electronic Moisture Sensor)
Note:
Always refer to the wiring diagram or schematic with the product.
Auto Dry Cycle
When the dryer is connected to electrical power, line 1
is connected to terminal B of the timer and the input
terminal of the signal switch. When the timer is set to
the Auto Dry cycle, contacts B to C and B to A are
closed. This provides power to four circuits; the drive
motor circuit, timer motor circuit, heating circuit and cycle
signal circuit.
Drive Motor Circuit:
When contacts B to C are closed line 1 is applied to
terminal M4 of the drive motor. Terminal M4 is connected
in 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
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connected to 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.
When the motor is not turning the start winding and the
run winding are connected in parallel. Terminal M5 of
the motor is connected to the start switch which is connected to neutral through the door switch. When the
start switch is activated, with the dryer door closed, line
1 to 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 its
normal run speed the contacts of the centrifugal switch
change from NC to NO, opening the circuit to the start
winding and connecting the run winding to motor terminal M6. Terminal M6 is connected to neutral through
the door switch. The Start winding is now out of the
circuit and run winding circuit is bypassing the start
switch, so the switch can be released without interrupting power to the run winding.
The drive motor performs 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 that pulls the
air through the clothes and forces it out the exhaust
vent.
The Timer Motor Circuit:
The Heating Circuit:
Timer contacts B to A connect line 1 to terminal 1 of the
fabric selector switch. The fabric selector switch allows
the dryer to be set to operate at Regular temperature,
Low temperature and Air Fluff. In the Air Fluff setting the
drum turns but the heater circuit is not activated. Whenever the fabric selector switch is set to either Regular or
Low contact 1 is closed to contact 2 and line 1 is applied to the contacts of the control thermostat. When
the fabric selector switch is set to Low, contacts 4 to 5
of the switch are also closed connecting the windings of
the small heater in the control thermostat to neutral
through the centrifugal switch in the motor. When the
drive motor is running and the contacts of the control
thermostat are closed current flows through the heater.
The heat from the heater causes the thermostat to cycle
at a lower drum temperature.
When timer contacts B to C close line 1 is applied to
one end of the timer motor winding. The other end of
the timer motor is connected to terminal TM of the timer. The control thermostat senses the temperature of the
Terminal TM is connected by an internal contact in the air in the blower housing and controls the temperature
timer to terminal AD of the timer. Terminal AD is con- in the drum by opening and closing the heater circuit.
nected to the input side of the high limit thermostat. When the temperature in the drum is below the cycle
The high limit thermostat is connected to neutral temperature, the contacts are closed, connecting line
through the coils of the gas valve and the centrifugal 1 to the high limit thermostat. The high limit thermoswitches of the motor (whenever the motor is turning). stat is a safety device that prevents the dryer from
The circuit formed by contacts B and C of the timer, the overheating, if the contacts of the control thermostat
timer motor and contacts TM and AD are in parallel with fail closed. The contacts of the high limit thermostat
a circuit form by contacts B and A of the timer, contacts are normally closed and set to open at a temperature
1 and 2 of the fabric selector switch, and the contacts of above the cycling temperature of the control thermothe control thermostat. This circuit has either zero re- stat. From the output terminal of the high limit thersistance when the contacts of the control thermostat mostat, line 1 is connected to one side of the holding
are closed or infinity resistance when the contacts of coil of the gas valve, the secondary coil of the gas valve,
the control thermostat are open. When the contacts of and the sensor that is mounted on the combustion chamthe control thermostat are closed, all the current flow is ber.
through the circuit formed by contacts B and A of the
The holding coil, secondary coil, booster coil, sensor
timer, contacts 1 and 2 of fabric selector switch, and the
and igniter circuits interact with one another to assure
contacts of the control thermostat because electrical
safe operation of the dryer gas burner.
current follows the path of least resistance. With no
current flowing through the timer motor, the timer motor
does not turn. When the heat in the drum opens the
contacts of the control thermostat, the only path for current flow is through the circuit formed by contacts B and
C and contacts TM and AD of the timer and the timer
motor winding. With current flowing through the timer
Secondary
motor winding the timer advances. At the start of the
Booster
cycle the amount of heat energy needed to drive the
moisture from the clothes slows the temperature rise in
the dryer and the contacts of the control thermostat remain closed preventing the timer from advancing. As
the clothes dry, it takes less heat energy to maintain the bur
temperature in the drum. This causes the contacts of
the control thermostat to be open a higher percentage of
the time allowing the timer motor to run more.
Holding
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The gas valve has two chambers in series and 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 controls the second chamber has one coil
called the secondary coil.
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ing the second chamber allowing gas to the burner, which
is then ignited by the heat of the igniter. When the contacts of the sensor 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. Since it takes less magnetic
force to hold a solenoid open than it does to open it, the
secondary coil still 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.
The Cycle Signal Circuit:
L1
One side of the holding coil, booster coil and igniter are
connected to neutral through the two centrifugal switches
in the motor (that are closed when the motor is running)
and the door switch. 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 so 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 to the burner.
Sensor
Igniter
It is necessary to raise temperature above 1100° F to
ignite gas. As current flows through the igniter the
temperature of the igniter raises from room temperature
to around 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 open45
The end of cycle signal circuit is made up of signal
switch and the cycle signal (buzzer). The signal switch
and the cycle signal are connected in series with one
another and in parallel with terminals B and C of the
timer. Terminal B and one side of the signal switch are
connect to line 1. Terminal C and one side of the cycle
signal is connected through the motor centrifugal switch
to neutral. When the dryer is operating terminal B is
connected to terminal C by contacts B and C of the
timer and the cycle signal circuit is shorted out. At the
end of the cycle, contacts B and C open and if the
signal switch is closed current flows through the cycle
signal (about 5 seconds) until the motor stops and the
centrifugal switch opens.
Timed Dry Cycle:
The time dry cycle operates the same as the auto dry
cycle except for the operation of the timer motor. When
the dial is turned to the timed dry section, contacts TM
to TD in the timer close connecting the timer motor to
neutral through the centrifugal switch in the motor. The
timer motor then runs continuously until contacts B to
C of the timer opens and the motor stops.
Electrical Operation (Gas Dryers Models With Electronic Moisture Sensor)
Note:
Always refer to the wiring diagram or schematic with the product.
Sample wiring diagram for models with electronic moisture sensor
Auto Dry Regular Cycle
When the dryer is connected to electrical power, line 1
is connected to terminal B of the timer and one side of
the drum light. When the timer is set to the Auto Dry
cycle, contacts B to C and B to A are closed. This
provides power at the start of the cycle to four circuits:
the drive motor circuit, timer motor circuit, electronic
moisture sensor circuit and the heating circuit.
Drive Motor Circuit:
When contacts B to C are closed line 1 is applied to
terminal M4 of the drive motor. Terminal M4 is connected in 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 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.
When the motor is not turning, the start winding and the
run winding are connected in parallel. Terminal M5 of
the motor is connected to the start switch, which is connected to neutral through the door switch. When the
start switch is activated and the dryer door closed, line 1
to 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 its
normal run speed, the contacts of the centrifugal switch
change from NC to NO, opening the circuit to the start
winding and connecting the run winding to motor terminal M6. Terminal M6 is connected to neutral through
the door switch. The start winding is now out of the
circuit and the run winding circuit is bypassing the start
switch so the switch can be released without interrupting power to the run winding.
The drive motor performs 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, attached to the other end of the motor shaft, pulls the air
through the clothes and forces it out the exhaust vent.
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The Timer Motor Circuit:
When timer contacts B to C close, line 1 is applied to
one side of the timer motor. The other side of the timer
motor is connected to terminal TM of the timer. Terminal
TM is connected to neutral through terminals P4 and P5
of the electronic moisture control, the push to start switch
(when the motor is not running) and through the centrifugal switch in the motor (when the motor is running). Current flow through the timer motor in the auto dry cycle is
controlled by the electronic moisture sensor control. The
control circuit in the electronic moisture sensor control
is in series with the timer motor. The electronic moisture sensor control measures 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 them. The electronic moisture sensor control reads this and increases the resistance between terminals P4 and P5. When resistance is increased in a series circuit, current flow in the circuit is
reduced. The increase in resistance inside the control
lowers the current flow through the timer motor below
the level needed to operate the motor, preventing the
timer from advancing. As the moisture is removed from
the clothes, the capacitance between the bars increases.
When the increase in capacitance satisfies the electronic moisture control, the electronic moisture control
removes the resistance between terminals P4 and P5,
increasing the current flow through the timer motor, causing the motor to advance.
Note:
Fluff. In the Air Fluff setting the drum turns but the heater
does not operate. Whenever the fabric selector switch is
set to either High, Medium or Low, contact 1 is closed to
contact 2 and line 1 is applied to the control thermostat.
When the fabric selector switch is set to either Medium
or Low, power is applied to a small heater in the control
thermostat, and the contacts of the control thermostat
are cycled by a combination of heat from the heater and
the heat in the drum. When the fabric selector switch is
set to Medium, contacts 3 to 4 of the switch are closed
connecting the series circuit formed by a 560 Ohm resistor and the small heater in the control thermostat to
neutral. When the fabric selector switch is set to Low,
contacts 4 to 5 of the switch are closed connecting the
small heater in the control thermostat to neutral. Since
more current flows through the thermostat heater in the
Low setting, the contacts cycle at a lower drum temperature than Medium.
The control thermostat senses the temperature of the
air in the blower housing and controls the temperature
in the dryer by opening and closing the heating circuit.
When the temperature in the drum is below the cycle
temperature, the contacts of the control thermostat are
closed, connecting 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
control thermostat fail closed. The contacts of the high
limit thermostat are normally closed and are set to open
at a temperature above the cycling temperature of the
control thermostat. From the output terminal of the
high limit thermostat, line 1 is connected to 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 holding coil, secondary coil, booster coil, sensor
and igniter circuits interact with one another to assure
safe operation of the dryer gas burner.
In the auto regular cycle the timer motor can
run for 51 minutes. The cycle time can be 51
min plus the time current flow is being shunted
by the electronic moisture sensor control.
Booster
Holding
The Heat Circuit:
Timer contacts B to A connect line 1 to terminal 1 of
the fabric selector switch. The fabric selector switch
allows the dryer to be set to operate at High temperature, Medium temperature, Low temperature and Air
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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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open, current flows through the secondary coil opening
the second chamber allowing gas to the burner, and 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. 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.
The Cycle Signal Circuit:
L1
The other side of the holding coil, booster coil and igniter are connected to neutral through the two centrifugal switches in the motor (that are closed when the motor is running) and the door switch. 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 so 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.
The cycle signal circuit is made up of the cycle signal
(buzzer), signal switch (which allows the customer to
activate and deactivate the cycle signal feature) and contacts X and H that connect the circuit to neutral. When
contacts B to C of the timer are closed or contacts B to
S of the timer are closed and the extra care switch is set
to ON, line 1 is connected to one side of the cycle signal. The other side of the cycle signal is connected to
the signal switch. When signal switch is set to ON the
contacts of the switch are closed, connecting the circuit
to terminal H of the timer. A Pulsar cam, located next
to the cycle signal cam and rotating at 12 revolutions
per hour, allows contacts H to X to close for 5 seconds
+/-3 seconds.
Sensor
Igniter
PULSAR CAM
It is necessary to raise temperature above 1100° F to
ignite gas. As current flows through the igniter the
temperature of igniter raises from room temperature to
around 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
DRIVE
CAM
Auto Dry Knits and Delicates Cycle:
The auto dry knits and delicates cycle operates the
same as the auto dry regular cycle except for the length
of time the timer motor can run (36 minutes) and the
extra care feature capability. When the extra care fea48
ture is selected the dryer tumbles an extra 16.5 minutes
at the end of the cycle without heat. During the 16.5
minutes the end of cycle signal will sound 5 to 7 times.
Drive Motor and Heating Circuits:
The drive motor and the heating circuits operate the
same as in the regular auto dry cycle.
Timed Dry Cycle
When the timed dry cycle is selected, a drying time up
to 73.5 minutes may be set by turning the timer dial.
When the cycle is started the timer motor runs continuously for the time set. At the end of the cycle the
end of cycle signal sounds one or two times.
Drive Motor, Heating and Cycle Signal Circuits:
The drive motor, the heating and cycle signal circuits
operate the same as in the regular auto dry cycle.
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SECTION F - TROUBLESHOOTING FLOW CHARTS
NOTE: Always check the wiring and pin/plug connectors before replacing any component.
Electric dryer completely inoperative.
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Gas dryer completely inoperative.
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Electric dryers without electronic moisture sensor control,
motor runs but timer does not advance in Auto or Timed dry.
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Electric dryers without electronic moisture sensor control,
timer advances in Timed dry but not in Auto dry.
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Electric dryers without electronic moisture sensor control,
timer advances in Auto dry but not in Timed dry.
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Gas and Electric dryers with electronic moisture sensor controls,
motor runs but timer does not advance in Auto or Timed dry.
54
Electric and Gas dryers with electronic moisture sensor control,
timer advances in Timed dry but not in Auto dry.
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Electric and Gas dryers with electronic moisture sensor control,
timer does not pause in Auto dry with wet clothes in the dryer.
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Electric and Gas dryers; blower motor runs but drum does not turn.
56
Electric and Gas dryers; longer than normal drying times.
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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; dryer over heating.
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Electric dryer completely inoperative.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Dryer completely
inoperative.
Measure the voltage
drop between terminal B of
the timer and neutral.
0.
Defective household power
supply or broken wire between dryer terminal block
and terminal B of the timer.
120 VAC.
Turn the timer dial to 40
minutes of Timed Dry, close the
door & measure the voltage drop
between terminal C of the timer
and neutral
0.
Defective
timer.
120 VAC.
0.
Measure the voltage drop
between terminal X of the
timer and neutral.
Measure the voltage drop
between the terminal of the start
sw. with two wires to
it and neutral.
Measure the voltage drop
between terminal M4 of the
motor and neutral.
0.
Defective
thermal
limiter.
120 VAC.
0.
120
VAC.
Defective
start sw.
Defective
drive motor.
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120 VAC.
Defective
Defective
doorsw.
sw.
door
Gas dryer completely inoperative.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Dryer completely
inoperative.
Measure the voltage
drop between terminal B of
the timer and neutral.
0.
Defective household power
supply or broken wire between dryer terminal block
and terminal B of the timer.
120 VAC.
Turn the timer dial to 40
minutes of Timed Dry, close the
door & measure the voltage drop
between terminal C of the timer
and neutral
0.
Defective
timer.
120 VAC.
0.
Set the fabric selector sw.
to Air Fluff & measure the voltage
drop between terminal TD of
the timer and neutral.
120 VAC.
Measure the voltage drop
between the terminal of the start
sw. with two wires to
it and neutral.
Defective
drive motor.
0.
Defective
start sw.
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120 VAC
Defective
Defective
doorsw.
sw.
door
Electric dryers without electronic moisture sensor control; motor runs but timer does
not advance in Auto or Timed dry.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Drive motor runs but
timer does not advance
in Auto or Timed dry.
0.
Turn the timer dial to 40
minutes of Timed Dry, close the
door & measure the voltage drop
between terminal X of the timer
and neutral.
120 VAC.
Open wire
between terminal X
and terminal M5 of
the motor.
Defective
timer.
Electric dryers without electronic moisture sensor control; timer advances in Timed
dry but not in Auto dry.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Timer advances in
Timed Dry but not in
auto dry.
0.
Set the fabric selector switch
to Regular. Turn the timer dial to
Auto & measure the voltage drop
between terminals TM and
R of the timer.
Open 4.4K Ohm
resistor.
Does the dry heat?
Yes.
No.
Open wire
between terminal
R and the high
limit thermostat.
Defective heater
or motor.
240 VAC.
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Electric dryers without electronic moisture sensor control; timer advances in Auto
dry but not in Timed dry.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Timer advances in Auto
dry but not in Timed dry.
Defective
timer.
Gas and Electric dryers with electronic moisture sensor controls; motor runs but
timer does not advance in Auto or Timed Ddry.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Drive motor runs but
timer does not advance
in Auto or Timed Dry.
0.
Turn the timer dial to 40
minutes of Timed Dry, close the
door & measure the voltage drop
between terminal X of the timer
and neutral.
120 VAC.
Open wire
between terminal X
and terminal M5 of
the motor.
Defective
timer.
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Electric and Gas dryers with electronic moisture sensor control; timer advances in
Timed dry but not in Auto dry.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Timer advances in
Timed Dry but not in
Auto Dry.
Continuity.
Disconnect the electrical plug from
the electronic moisture sensor
control and measure the resistance between the two red wires in
the plug.
Shorted wire in harness
going to sensor bar or
something between
sensor bars.
Infinity.
Defective electronic
moisture sensor
control.
Electric and Gas dryers with electronic moisture sensor control; timer does not pause
in Auto dry with wet clothes in the dryer.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Timer does not pause in
Auto Dry with wet
clothes in the dryer
Infinity.
Disconnect the electrical plug
from the electronic moisture
sensor control place a wet cloth
across the sensor bars and
measure the resistance between
the two red wires in the plug.
100,000 to 200,000 Ohms.
Defective electronic
moisture sensor
control.
Open wire between the
control and sensor bars.
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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.
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?
No.
Yes.
Replace the
control thermostat.
Clear vent.
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Electric dryers; blower motor runs but dryer does not heat.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Drive motor runs but
dryer does not heat.
With the timer set to Timed Dry,
the fabric selector sw. set to
Regular, and the motor not
running, measure the voltage
drop between terminal 1 of the
fabric selector sw. and neutral.
0.
Defective timer.
120 VAC.
With the timer set to Timed Dry,
the fabric selector sw. set to
Regular, and the motor not
running, measure the voltage
drop between terminal 2 of the
fabric selector sw. and neutral.
0.
Defective fabric
selector sw.
120 VAC.
With the timer set to Timed Dry,
the fabric selector sw. set to
Regular, and the motor not
running, measure the voltage
drop between terminal 5 of the
fabric selector sw. and neutral.
0.
Defective control
thermostat.
0.
Defective motor.
0.
120 VAC.
With the timer set to Timed Dry,
the fabric selector sw. set to Air
Fluff, and the motor running,
measure the voltage drop
between terminal 4 of the fabric
selector sw. and neutral.
120 VAC.
Remove the drum, set the timer
to Timed Dry, set the fabric selector sw.
to Regular, and with the motor running,
measure the voltage drop across the
terminals of the heating element.
240 VAC
Defective
heating element.
Defective high
limit thermostat.
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Gas dryers; blower motor runs but dryer does not heat.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Drive motor runs but
dryer does not heat.
Igniter glows full
brilliance or glows dim the
full minute.
Turn the gas off to the dryer,
disconnect the belt from the motor,
and remove the front panel. Set the timer
to Timed Dry, the fabric selector sw. set to
Regular. Start the motor and observe the
igniter for 1 minute.
Defective
sensor.
Igniter glows full
brilliance then dims.
Defective
gas valve
or gas supply.
Igniter does
not glow.
Measure the voltage drop between terminals 1 & 4 of the
fabric selector sw.
0.
120 VAC.
Defective timer.
Measure the voltage drop
between terminals 2 & 4 of the
fabric selector sw.
0.
Defective fabic
selector sw.
0.
Defective control
thermostat.
0.
Defective high
limit thermostat.
Infinity.
120 VAC.
Measure the voltage drop
between terminals 4 & 5 of the
fabric selector sw.
120 VAC.
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; dryer over heating.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Dryer overheats.
Is the vent restricted?
No.
Yes.
Replace the
control thermostat.
Clear vent
system.
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SECTION G - TEARDOWN
Removing the knobs:
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.
1. The shafts of the knobs are D shaped and pull
straight off.
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.
There are two styles of dryers, those with the controls
mounted on top in the rear (top console),
Raising the top:
1. The top is held in the rear by hinges and slots
and those with the control mounted in the front (front
console).
and in front by spring loaded clips.
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Insert a flat object, such as a putty knife, between top
and front panel to release the clip and lift up on the top.
Removing the timer: (Top console models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the timer knob and the rear panel from the
console.
3. Mark and disconnect the wires from the timer.
Removing the rear panel from console: (Top
console models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the four screws holding the panel to the
console and the two screws holding the panel to the
top.
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4. Remove the two screws holding timer to the console panel.
Removing the timer: (Front console models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the timer knob and raise the top panel.
3. Mark and disconnect the wires from the timer.
Removing the turn to start or temperature switch:
(Top console models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the knob from the switch and the rear
panel from the console.
3. Disconnect the wires from the switch.
4. The switch is held to control mounting panel by two
spring loaded ramping tabs and a locking tab.
4. Remove the two screws holding timer to the console panel.
5. Using a small screwdriver lift the locking tab, turn
the switch about 1/8 of a turn counter clockwise
and pull back on the switch.
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Removing the turn to start or temperature switch:
(Front console models)
Removing the press saver option or end of cycle
chime switch: (Top console models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the knob from the switch, lift the top,
disengage the front panel and lean it forward.
2. Remove the knob from the switch and remove the
rear panel of the console.
3. Disconnect the wires from switch.
3. Disconnect the wires from the switch.
4. The switch is held to control mounting panel by two
spring loaded ramping tabs and a locking tab.
4. The switch is held to the control mounting by a
spring loaded nut and a locking tab.
Nut
Locking tab
5. Using a small screwdriver push in on the locking
tab, turn the switch one half turn and pull it out the
rear.
5. Using a small screwdriver lift the locking tab, turn
the switch about 1/8 of a turn counter clockwise
and pull back on the switch.
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Removing the press saver option switch: (Front
console models)
Removing the end of cycle chime switch: (Front
console models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the press saver option sw. knob, lift the top,
disengage the front panel and lean it forward.
2. Lift the top, disengage the front panel and lean it
forward.
3. Disconnect the wires from press saver option sw.
3. Disconnect the wires from the end of cycle chime
sw.
4. The switch is held to the control mounting by a
spring loaded nut and a locking tab.
4. Squeeze the tabs on the side of the switch and
push the switch out the front.
Nut
Locking tab
5. Using a small screwdriver push in on the locking
tab and turn the switch one half turn and pull it out
the rear.
Removing the electronic moisture sensor control:
(Top console models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the back panel from the console and
unplug the harness from the electronic moisture
sensor control.
3. Push up on the top tab to release the control.
Tab
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Removing the electronic moisture sensor control:
(Front console models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Lift the top, disengage the front panel and lean it
forward.
3. Unplug the harness from the electronic moisture
sensor control.
4. Lift the top bracket to release the control.
Removing the console: (Top console models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the back panel and skirt from the console
and disconnect the components from the console.
3. The console is held to the top panel by three
slotted tabs molded into each end cap and two
screws behind the skirt. Remove the two screws,
slide the console forward and lift up.
Removing the top console skirt: (Top console
models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the back panel from the console.
3. With a small screwdriver, release the two tabs in
the center and the two tabs on each end that hold
the front shield to the end caps and console
mounting panel.
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Removing the end caps: (Top console models)
Removing the buzzer: (Top console models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Disengage the console from the top.
2. Remove the console’s back panel and disconnect
the wires from the buzzer.
3. Release the two tabs at the top and one tab at the
front.
Removing the console’s front panel: (Top console
models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the knobs and skirt from the console.
3. Remove the lower screw holding the timer and roll
the top of the panel forward to disengage bottom
tabs of the panel.
3. Turn the buzzer about 1/8 of a turn counter
clockwise.
Removing the buzzer: (Front console models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Raise the top, lean the front panel forward and
disconnect the wires from the buzzer.
3. Turn the buzzer about 1/8 of a turn counter
clockwise.
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Removing the door:
1. Open the door and remove the four screws holding
the door to the hinges.
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:
1. Separate the panel and release the tabs holding
the handle in outer panel.
Separating the door panel:
1. Remove the door.
2. Remove the two screws from the end and two
screws from the bottom.
Removing the door strike:
1. Separate the panel, squeeze the ends of the strike
and push it through the inner panel.
3. Lift the inner panel off 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.
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Removing the door catch:
Releasing the top of the front panel:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply,open the
door and raise the top panel.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
raise the top.
2. Push up and forward and down and forward on the
rear of the catch moving the catch forward until the
metal tabs hit the front panel.
2. Remove one screw from each side, located about
6 inches down from the top, that holds the front
panel to the side panel.
3. Release the metal tabs with a small screwdriver
and push the catch out the front.
3. Release the clips holding the front panel to the side
panels and gently lean the panel forward.
Screw
Clip
Removing the door hinge:
1. Open and support the door.
2. Remove the two screws holding the hinge to the
front panel and the two screws holding the hinge to
the door.
Removing the door switch:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, open
the door and raise the top.
2. Disconnect the wires from the door switch. (With
front console models lean the front panel forward)
3. Squeeze the release tabs on the ends of the switch
and push it out the front.
Tab
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Removing the clips that hold the front of the top
down:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
raise the top.
2. Squeeze the clip and pull it forward and lift up.
Removing the console: (Front console models)
1. Disconnect power from the dryer and remove the
front panel from the dryer.
2. Unplug the harness to the sensor bars and
disconnect the wires from the door switch and
the drum light.
3. Remove the two screws, one on each side, that
hold the console to the front panel and lift the
console up.
Removing the front panel:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
raise the top.
2. Disconnect the console harness from the main
harness.
Separating the front console panel and the control
mounting panel: (Front console models)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the console from the front panel.
3. Remove the top mounting screw from the timer.
3. Top console models, Lean the top of the panel out
and lift it off of the two clips at the bottom.
Front Panel
Clip
Base
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4. Release the five tabs, three at top and two at the
bottom.
Replacing the drum light bulb:
1. Open the dryer door, release the clip holding the
light shield by pushing up, and unscrew the bulb.
5. Slide the console panel up to disengage it from the
control mounting panel.
Removing the sensor bars:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen.
3. Remove the two screws holding the vent grill to the
front panel.
Clip
Replacing the drum light housing:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Raise the top and disconnect the wires from the
light socket.
3.
4. Pull the grill into the drum and disconnect the
wires.
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Push in to release the tab at the end of the housing
and push the housing into the drum.
Replacing the drum light socket:
Replacing the foam seal:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Raise the top and disconnect the wires from the
light socket.
2. Remove the front panel.
3. Remove the light bulb, squeeze the tabs on the
side of the socket and push the socket into the
housing.
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.
Replacing the felt seal:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
Removing the rear access panel:
2. Remove the front panel.
3. The felt seal is a two 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.
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1. Remove the two screws holding the access panel
to the rear panel and swing the left side of the vent
out to disengage the tabs.
Releasing the dryer belt:
Removing the drum:
1. Remove the access panel.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Push the idler pulley to the right and slip the belt off
the motor pulley.
2. Raise the top and remove the front panel.
3. Release the belt from the motor.
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 vane from the drum:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Open the door, raise the top, remove the two
screws holding the vane to the drum and drop the
vane into the drum.
Removing the belt:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
2. Raise the top and remove the front panel.
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 ball hitch from the drum:
Removing the drum heat shield: (Electric dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
2. Remove the three screws from inside the drum
holding the ball to the drum.
2. Remove the three screws holding the shield to the
rear of the drum.
Removing the teflon glides:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
Removing the hitch:
2. Squeeze the tabs to release the glides.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
2. Using a 5/16” nut driver remove the two screws
holding the hitch to the rear panel while holding the
large tinnerman clip from the rear of the dryer.
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Note: Do not lose the grounding ball or the tinnerman
mounting clip from the rear of the dryer.
Removing the heating element assembly: (Electric
dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
2. Disconnect the two wires from the heating element.
3. Remove the high limit thermostat.
Removing the high limit thermostat:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
2. Disconnect the two wires and remove the two
screws holding thermostat to the heating element
assembly.
4. From the rear of the dryer remove the four screws
securing the heating element assembly to the rear
of the cabinet.
Removing the thermal limiter: (Electric dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
2. Disconnect the two wires and remove the two
screws holding limiter to the rear panel.
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Removing the control thermostat:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
4. Remove two screws holding the housing to the dryer
base.
2. Disconnect the wires from the thermostat and
remove the two screws holding the thermostat to
the blower housing.
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 blower housing and fan blade:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
2. Remove the control thermostat.
3. Using a 7/8” socket turn the fan blade clockwise
while holding the motor shaft to remove the blade
from the motor shaft.
6. Raise the front of the motor and pull the housing
forward.
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Removing the idler pulley:
Removing the drive motor:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the rear vent.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the drum.
2. Release the belt from the motor pulley and slide
the idler pulley off.
2. Unplug the harness from the motor and remove
the idler assembly.
3. Unscrew the blower wheel from motor shaft.
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.
Spring
Hold
Down
Removing the idler pulley assembly:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the rear vent.
2. Release the belt from the motor pulley.
3. Release the idler spring from the motor and lift the
assembly off the motor.
Removing the burner: (Gas dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
2. Unplug the igniter, remove the two screws holding
the burner to the valve assembly bracket, and slide
the burner into the combustion chamber to release
burner from the valve.
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Removing the ignitor: (Gas dryers)
4. Remove the one screw securing the gas valve
assembly bracket to the base, slide the gas valve
assembly forward and lift the gas valve assembly
out.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the burner.
2. Using a screwdriver, release the spring clip holding
the ignitor to the burner.
5. Remove the three screws holding the valve to the
bracket.
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
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
two screws holding the coil bracket to the valve
base and lift the coils off.
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Removing the sensor: (Gas dryers)
Removing the duct and heat shield: (Gas dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply,
remove the drum.
2. Disconnect the two wires from the sensor.
2. Remove four screws holding the heat shield to the
rear panel.
3. Remove the one screw holding the sensor to the
combustion chamber.
3. Lift the shield and duct out of the dryer and remove
the three screws holding duct to the heat shield.
Removing the combustion chamber: (Gas dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply,
remove the sensor and gas valve assembly.
2. Remove the two 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 manifold pipe: (Gas dryers)
Removing the vent pipe: (Gas dryers)
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply.
1. Remove the one screw holding vent to the rear
panel and pull the vent pipe out the back.
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.
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.
3. Remove the vent pipe out the rear of the dryer and
remove the gasket from the vent pipe.
5. Remove the two screws holding the manifold pipe
to the base and lift the pipe out.
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.
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