Electrolux 137019200 Service manual

All About
Servicing
Affinity & Gallery Series
5.8 Cu. Ft. Dryers
Gas & Electric
™
Electrolux Major Appliances; North America
250 Bobby Jones Expwy
Augusta, GA 30907
Publication #5995536314
March 2009
Section 1 Basic Information
Safe Servicing Practices
Avoid personal injury and/or property damage by observing important Safe Servicing Practices.
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 the repair in a safe and
satisfactory manner.
2.
Always Use The Correct Replacement Parts as indicated in the parts documentation. Substitutions may defeat
compliance with Safety Standards Set For Home Appliances.
3.
Before servicing or moving an appliance:
• Remove power cord from the electrical outlet, trip circuit breaker to OFF position, or remove fuse.
• Turn off water supply if needed.
• Turn off gas supply for gas dryers.
4.
Never interfere with the proper operation of any safety device.
5.
Use ONLY REPLACEMENT PARTS CATALOGED FOR THIS APPLIANCE. Substitutions may defeat
compliance with Safety Standards Set For Home Appliances.
6.
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.
7.
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.
• Gas and water supplies are turned ON if shut off prior to service.
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, Inc. cannot be responsible, nor assume any liability, for injury or damage of any kind arising from the use of this manual.
© 2009 Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
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Table of Contents
Section 1 Basic Information
Safe Servicing Practices ...........................................
Table of Contents....................................................
Warnings and Cautions ............................................
Safety Instructions ..................................................
Protect Children ......................................................
Prevent Fire ............................................................
Specifications ..........................................................
Model/Serial Number Breakdown..............................
How the Dryer Works ..............................................
Warranty Information ..............................................
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Section 2 Installation Information
Warnings ................................................................
Pre-Installation Requirements ..................................
Affinity Unit Dimensions...........................................
Gallery Unit Dimensions ...........................................
Exhaust System Requirements .................................
Manufactured or Mobile Home Installation ................
Clearance Requirements
Installation in a Recess or Closet..............................
Electrical System Requirements ................................
Electrical Installation ...............................................
Electrical Connection (non-Canada) 3 Wire Cord .......
Electrical Connection (non-Canada) 4 Wire Cord .......
Gas Supply Requirements ........................................
Gas Connection .......................................................
General Installation .................................................
Reversing the Door (Affinity) ...................................
Removing the Door ...........................................
Reversing the Hinge ..........................................
Reassembling the Door .....................................
Reattaching the Door ........................................
Accessories .............................................................
Pedestal Installation ................................................
Stacking Kits ...........................................................
Solid Door Reversal Instructions (Gallery) .................
Window Door Reversal Instructions (Gallery) ............
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Section 3 Electronic Control
Affinity Control Panel Layout ....................................
Operating Steps ................................................
Cycle Selection .................................................
Cycle Description .............................................
Drying Temperature .........................................
Dryness Level ...................................................
Options ............................................................
Dryer Features..................................................
Cycle Options ...................................................
Dryer Settings Chart .........................................
Customer Codes ...............................................
Reading Error Codes - Affinity Models ................
Function Test Sequence ....................................
Error Code Chart...............................................
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Section 3 Electronic Control (continued)
Gallery Control Panel Layout ....................................
Operating Steps ................................................
Cycle Selection .................................................
Cycle Description .............................................
Drying Temperature .........................................
Dryness Level ...................................................
Options ............................................................
Dryer Features..................................................
Dryer Settings Chart .........................................
Reading Error Codes - Gallery Models ................
Function Test Sequence ....................................
Error Code Chart...............................................
Electrical Operation (Electric Dryers Models) .............
Electronic Control Board Circuits ........................
Drive Motor Circuit ............................................
Temperature Sensing Circuit ..............................
The Heating Circuit ...........................................
Drying Time .....................................................
Electrical Operation (Gas Dryers Models) ..................
Electronic Control Board Circuits ........................
Drive Motor Circuit ............................................
Temperature Sensing Circuit ..............................
The Heating Circuit ...........................................
Drying Time .....................................................
Electrical Tests For Electric Dryers Only ....................
Electrical Tests For Electric and Gas Dryers...............
Electrical Tests For Gas Dryers .................................
Troubleshooting Flowcharts .....................................
Electric Dryer Completely Inoperative .................
Gas Dryer Completely Inoperative ......................
Blower Motor Runs But Drum Does Not Turn ......
Longer Than Normal Drying Times ....................
Electric Dryer Not Heating Properly ....................
Gas Dryer Not Heating Properly .........................
Dryer Over Heating ...........................................
Blower Motor Runs But Dryer Does Not Heat ......
Blower Motor Runs But Dryer Does Not Heat ......
Clothes Not Dry In Auto Cycle ...........................
Selector LEDs Do Not Light................................
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Warnings and Cautions ............................................
Door (Affinity) .........................................................
Door Strike and Hinge Assembly (Affinity) ................
Door Handle (Gallery) ............................................
Door Assembly (Gallery) .........................................
Hinge (Gallery) .......................................................
Door Assembly Breakdown (Gallery) .........................
Door Gasket (All Models) .........................................
Lint Housing Cover (All Models) ...............................
Top Panel (All Models).............................................
Top Panel Mounting Bracket (All Models) ..................
Console Panel (All Models) .......................................
Control Board Housing (Gallery) ..............................
Control Board Housing (Affinity) ..............................
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Light Assembly (All Models) .....................................
Door Switch (All Models) .........................................
Front Panel (All Models) ..........................................
Front Air Duct (All Models).......................................
Outlet (Exhaust) Thermistor (All Models) ..................
Rear Panel (All Models) ...........................................
Moisture Sensing Bar (All Models) ............................
Belt (All Models)......................................................
Drum Bracket (All Models) ......................................
Front Inner Panel and Drum (All Models) .................
Roller Assembly (All Models) ...................................
Exhaust Thermal Limiter (All Models) .......................
Exhaust Tube (All Models) .......................................
Drum Vane (All Models)...........................................
Rear Heat Duct (All Models).....................................
Motor and Blower Assembly Separation (All Models)..
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Section 5 Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Chart (Customer Use Related) .........
Troubleshooting Chart .............................................
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Section 6 Wiring Diagrams
Affinity Series With Electric Heater ...........................
Affinity Series With Gas Heater ................................
Gallery Series With Electric Heater ...........................
Gallery Series With Gas Heater ................................
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Recognize safety symbols, words and labels:
Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a WARNING or CAUTION based on the risk type as described
below:
WARNING
This symbol alerts you to situations that may cause serious body harm, death or
property damage.
CAUTION
This symbol alerts you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.
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.
Read all of the following instructions before installing and using this appliance:
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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.
•
Clothes dryer installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or gas supplier.
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Install the clothes dryer according to the manufacturer’s instructions and local codes.
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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, the Canadian electrical code C22.1 part 1.
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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/ACG B149.1-2000.
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The dryer is designed under ANSI Z 21.5.1 or ANSI/UL 2158 - CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 112 (latest editions) for HOME
USE only. This dryer is not recommended for commercial applications such as restaurants, beauty salons, etc.
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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 servicing any appliance.
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WARNING
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 3-prong 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 adapter 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 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.
To prevent injury and damage to the dryer:
• Use only authorized factory parts.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not install or store the dryer where it will be exposed to the weather.
Protect Children
Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used
near children. As children grow, teach them the proper, safe use of all appliances.
Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after the dryer is unpacked. Children might use them for
play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.
Keep laundry products out of children’s reach. To prevent personal injury, observe all warnings on product labels.
Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded, remove the dryer door to prevent accidental entrapment.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
Prevent 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. Do not spray any type of aerosol into, on or near dryer at any time.
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.
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 buildup in
these areas could result in inefficient drying and possible fire. 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 exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.
Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air. Do not stack or place laundry or throw rugs against front or back of dryer.
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric
softener or product.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage to the
rubber or plastic parts of the dryer.
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Electric Models
Gas Models
120/208 or 120/240
30
160-350 Watts
3200/4500
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120
15
160-350 Watts
---20,000
Yes
Drive Motor (120Volt, 60Hz,
1/4hp 1725RPM)
Motor Start Winding
Motor Run Winding
4.5 Ohms
3.8 Ohms
4.5 Ohms
3.8 Ohms
Heating Element
12.8 Ohms
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50,000 Ohms ± 5% @ 77°F
50,000 Ohms ± 5% @ 77°F
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50-400 Ohms
1200 Ohms
1320 Ohms
Maximum
Medium
Low
120° - 160°
110° - 140°
95° - 130°
120° - 180°
105° - 145°
95° - 130°
Drum Size
5.8 Cu. Ft.
5.8 Cu. Ft.
Specification
Electrical
Volts 120/208 or 120/240
Amps (Circuit)
Motor Wattage
Heat Input (Watts@240 VAC)
Heat Input (BTU/Hr)
Auto. Electric Ignition
Component Resistance
(± 10% @ 77°F)
Control Thermistor
Burner Assembly
Ignitor
Secondary Coil
Booster Coil
Drum Temperatures
(Max. opening on 3rd cycle)
Serial Number Breakdown
4 D 8 2 8 1 2 3 4 5
Incremented unit number
Production Week
Last Digit of Production Year
Product Identification
Manufacturing Facility
Model Number Breakdown
Affinity
Models
A GQ 67
Gallery
Models
Capacity
GL EQ
K S
Year
Style/
Feature
Level
21
Product
Type
Brand
0
Bundle/
Handle
Product
Type
Brand
7
7
0
Bundle/
Handle
Capacity
Color
K S
Year
Style/
Feature
Level
Color
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Affinity Series Dryer Model Features
Gallery Series Dryer Model Features
5.8 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity Drum
7 Auto Dry Cycles
4 Dryness Level Selections
90 Minute Timed Dry
Auto Shrink Guard Option
Control Lock
Cycle Status Lights
Electronic Controls
Estimated Time Remaining Display
Precision Dry Moisture Sensor
Tumble Care Drying System
Auto Press Saver Option
5 Temperature Options: High Heat, Medium Heat,
Medium Low Heat, Low Heat, No Heat
Interior Drum Light
Reversible Door
Quick-Clean Lint Screen
5.8 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity Drum
7 Auto Dry Cycles
4 Dryness Level Selections
90 Minute Timed Dry
Auto Shrink Guard Option
Control Lock
Cycle Status Lights
Electronic Controls
Estimated Time Remaining Display
Precision Dry Moisture Sensor
Tumble Care Drying System
Auto Press Saver Option
5 Temperature Options: High Heat, Medium Heat,
Medium Low Heat, Low Heat, No Heat
On / Off End-of-Cycle Signal
Interior Drum Light
Reversible Door
Clean Lint Filter Indicator
Quick-Clean Lint Screen
Dimensions
Width: 27”
Height: 36”
Depth: 28-1/4”
Approx. Product Weight (Lbs.): 150
Approx. Shipping Weight (Lbs.): 165
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Dimensions
Width: 27”
Height: 36”
Depth: 28-1/2”
Approx. Shipping Weight (Lbs.): 118
Section 1 Basic Information
How The Dryer Works
Airflow problems:
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.
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.
The basic components are:
Drum
Heat Source (Gas or Electric) (See Section 3 for details)
Drive Motor and Blower (See Section 3 for details)
Control Thermistor (See Section 3 for details)
Electronic Control Board (See Section 3 for details)
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 the louvered rear
panel of the dryer. Once inside the dryer cavity the air
is drawn into the heating assembly. In any cycle, other
than Air Fluff, the heating element heats the air as it
passes through. The air is then drawn into the drum
through a duct mounted to the rear inner panel.
The air passes through the drum picking up moisture
and is drawn though the lint filter into the duct work at
the front of dryer. The air enters the fan housing and is
pushed out the exhaust vent to the outside of the house.
Airflow gas dryers:
The air flow in gas dryers is similar to electric dryers
except for the heat source. The air enters the cavity
through the louvered rear panel. The air is pulled across
the gas burner, through the burner chamber and is
ducted to the rear of the drum. The air passes through
the drum picking up moisture and is drawn though the
lint filter into the duct work at the front of dryer. The
air enters the fan housing and is pushed out the exhaust
vent to the outside of the house.
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.
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:
Restrictions can occur any place in the airflow system,
but the most common are:
1. Installing the dryer in a small inclosed area; such
as a closet without a louvered door that reduces
the intake air.
2. Fan problems caused by either a slow running
motor, a broken or deformed fan blade or a
deformed fan housing.
3. A lint restriction in the lint screen area. Operator
may not be cleaning the lint screen before using.
4. A restriction in the exhaust system in the house
caused by the design of the vent, such as; the
diameter of the vent pipe being too small, too long,
too many right angles, or a collapsed or lint
restricted vent pipe.
NOTE
Problems caused by the vent pipe in the house are not
covered under the product warranty.
Air leaks:
Two types of air leaks may occur:
1. Air being drawn in around the door opening,
between the drum and front panel, or around the
foam seal between the front duct and 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.
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Major Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove
to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1.
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2.
Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4.
Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5.
Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6.
Products used in a commercial setting.
7.
Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9.
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 is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or
knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to
floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN
LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE
DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada
Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and
parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
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Canada
1.800.668.4606
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Section 2 Installation Information
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using a Frigidaire Dryer, follow basic safety precautions
including the following:
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Read all instructions before operating the dryer.
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Before performing any type of service or installation, make sure that electric power to the dryer is
disconnected.
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To avoid the possibility of explosion or fire, do not store or use combustible, flammable, or explosive liquids
or vapors (such as gasoline) inside or in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
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This appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug for protection against possible electric shock
hazards. Plug it only into a dedicated, grounded electrical outlet. When only a standard two-prong electrical
outlet is available, the customer must have it replaced with a dedicated, properly grounded three-prong
electrical outlet before using this Appliance.
Do not under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
Do not use an adapter plug.
Do not use an extension cord.
Do not use a power cord that is frayed or damaged.
The use of a ground fault interrupter (GFI) is not recommended.
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Do not install or use a damaged appliance. If you receive a damaged appliance, immediately contact your
dealer or builder.
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The installer must show the customer the location of the power plug so that they know where and how to
disconnect power to the dryer.
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The customer should not install, repair or replace any part of the dryer unless specifically recommended in the
literature accompanying it. A qualified service technician should perform all other service.
DANGER
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.
WARNING
Destroy carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material immediately after the Dryer is unpacked.
Children should never use these items for play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch
wrap may become air tight chambers and can quickly cause suffocation.
Keep laundry products out of children’s reach. To prevent personal injury, observe all warnings on product labels.
Cut Hazard. To prevent serious injury from sharp edges, wear work gloves when handling, unpacking or
disassembling unit.
WARNING
Electrolux cannot be held responsible for damage to property or injury to persons caused by failure to comply with
the installation, maintenance and safety instructions contained in this Service Manual.
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Pre-Installation Requirements
Tools and materials needed for installation:
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Adjustable pliers
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Phillips, straight, & square bit screwdrivers
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Adjustable wrench
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Pipe wrench for gas supply (gas dryer)
•
LP-resistant thread tape (for natural gas or LP
supply, gas dryer)
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Carpenter’s level
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External vent hood
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4-inch (10.2 cm), rigid metal or semi-rigid metal
exhaust duct work
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3-wire or 4-wire 240 volt cord kit (electric dryer)
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4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp
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Gas line shutoff valve (gas dryer)
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½ NPT union flare adapters (x2) and flexible gas
supply line (gas dryer)
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Metal foil tape (not duct tape)
Installation Checklist
Doors
Handles are secure and tight
Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides
Leveling
Dryer is level, side-to-side and front-to-back
Cabinet is setting solid on all corners
Electrical Power
House power turned on
Dryer plugged in
Gas Connections (For Gas Dryers Only)
Test all connections by brushing on a soapy water
solution. NEVER test for gas leaks with an open
flame.
Final Checks
Shipping material removed
Run dryer through a cycle check for proper operation
Dryer area is clear and free from combustible
materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors.
Verify that nothing obstructs the flow of
combustion and ventilation air
Registration card sent in
Before beginning installation, carefully read these instructions. This will simplify the installation and ensure the
dryer is installed correctly and safely. Leave these instructions near the Dryer after installation for future reference.
NOTE
The electrical service to the Dryer must conform with local codes and ordinances and the latest edition of the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
NOTE
The gas service to the Dryer must conform with local codes and ordinances and the latest edition of the
National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1.
NOTE
The Dryer is designed under ANSI Z 21.5.1 or ANSI/UL 2158 - CAN/CSA C22.2 (latest editions) for HOME USE only.
This Dryer is not recommended for commercial applications such as restaurants or beauty salons, etc.
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Section 2 Installation Information
Affinity Series
50.8” (129cm)*
to clear open door
27.0”
(68.5cm)
29.75” (75.5cm)*
to front of closed door
36.0”
(91.5cm)
electrical
supply on
rear of unit
51.25”
(130cm)
centerline
height for
rear vent
gas supply
pipe on rear
of gas unit
freestand dryer
on floor
3.7”
(9.5cm)
floor line
1.6”
(4cm)
dryer mounted on
optional pedestal
19.0”
(48cm)
16.9”
(43cm)
floor line
* To obtain these minimal depth dimensions, dryer must be vented straight back.
Using a quick-turn 90° elbow (right or down on freestanding dryer) adds approximately
0.75 in. (2.0 cm) to installation depth. Upward venting of exhaust on pedestal-mounted
or freestanding dryer adds approximately 4 in. (10.2 cm) to installation depth. Leftward
venting on pedestal-mounted or freestanading dryer adds approximately 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)
to installation depth. Downward venting of exhaust on pedestal-mounted dryer adds
approximately 3.25 in. (8.2 cm) to installation depth.
50.8” (129cm)*
to clear open door
3.75”
(9.5cm)
13.50”
(34.5cm)
to center of rear vent
27.0”
(68.5cm)
29.75” (75.5cm)*
to front of closed door
electrical
supply on
rear of unit
71.5”
(182cm)
gas supply
pipe on rear
of gas unit
37”
(94cm)
centerline
height for
rear vent
39”
(99cm)
* To obtain these minimal depth dimensions, dryer must be vented straight back. Using a quick-turn 90° elbow (right) adds approximately 0.75 in. (2 cm) to
installation depth. Upward venting of exhaust on stacked dryer adds approximately 4 in. (10.2 cm) to installation depth. Downward venting of exhaust on
stacked dryer adds approximately 2.25 in. (6.5 cm) to installation depth. Leftward venting of exhaust on stacked dryer adds approximately 3.75 in. (9.5 cm) to
installation depth.
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Section 2 Installation Information
Gallery Series
Dryer Installation Dimensions
Free-Standing & Under Counter
Electrical supply
on rear of unit
360.”
48.5” To clear open door
(123.19cm)
Gas supply pipe
on rear of unit
5.0” (12.7cm)
Center line height
for rear, right, left
vent
36"
(91.44cm)
(5.72cm)
2.25”
2.375”
(6.03cm)
4.375” To side exhausts (11.12cm)
(72.39cm)
28.5”
5.875” To base exhaust (14.93cm)
13.5”
To rear &
base exhausts
(34.29cm)
27.0”
27.25 to front of cabinet (69.22cm)
27.75 to clear knobs (70.49cm)
28.5 to clear door handle (72.39cm)
(68.58cm)
Stacked Dryer Installation Dimensions
28.25” to front of cabinet (71.76cm)
28.75” to clear knobs (73.03cm)
29.5” to clear door handle (74.93cm)
49” to clear open door (124.46cm)
72.00"
71.75”
(11.12cm) (182.88cm)
4.375”
Side
(34.29cm)
exhausts
13.5”
Gas supply pipe
on rear of unit
2.375"
(6.03cm)
2.375”
41.00"
40.75”
(104.14cm)
Center line
height for rear,
right, left vents
2-4
38.25"
38”
(97.16cm)
E l e c t ri c a l s u p p l y
o n r e ar o f u n i t
(68.58cm)
27.0”
Section 2 Installation Information
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.
If the present system is made up of plastic duct or metal
foil duct, replace it with a rigid or semi-rigid metal duct.
In Canada and the United States if metal (foil type) duct
is installed, it must be of a specific type identified by the
appliance manufacturer as suitable for use with clothes
dryers and in the United States must also comply with
Outline for Clothes Dryer Transition Duct, UL standard
2158A. Also, ensure the present duct is free of any lint
prior to installing dryer duct.
WARNING
Do not allow combustible materials (for example:
clothing, draperies and curtains, paper) to come in
contact with exhaust system. The dryer MUST NOT be
exhausted into a chimney, wall, ceiling, or any
concealed space of a building which can accumulate
lint, resulting in a fire hazard.
Correct
Incorrect
MAXIMUM LENGTH
of 4” (10.2cm) Rigid Metal Duct
VENT HOOD TYPE
(Preferred)
4”
(10.2cm)
2.5”
(6.35cm)
louvered
0
60 ft. (18.3 m)
48 ft. (14.6 m)
1
52 ft. (15.9 m)
40 ft. (12.2 m)
2
44 ft. (13.5 m)
32 ft. (9.8 m)
3
32 ft. (9.8 m)
24 ft. (7.3 m)
4
28 ft. (9.5 m)
16 ft. (4.9 m)
MAXIMUM LENGTH
of 4” (10.2cm) Semi-Rigid Metal Duct
Number of 90° Turns
Do not screen the exhaust ends of the vent system, or
use any screws, rivets or other fasteners that extend
into the duct 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.
Incorrect
Figure 2-2.
Number of 90° Turns
The dryer must be connected to an exhaust outdoors.
Regularly inspect the outdoor exhaust opening and
remove any accumulation of lint around the outdoor
exhaust opening and in the surrounding area.
(See Figure 2-2 & 2-3)
Correct
VENT HOOD TYPE
(Preferred)
4”
(10.2cm)
2.5”
(6.35cm)
louvered
0
30 ft. (9.1 m)
18 ft. (5.5 m)
1
22 ft. (6.7 m)
14 ft. (4.3 m)
2
14 ft. (4.3 m)
10 ft. (3.1 m)
3
NOT RECOMMENDED
Figure 2-3.
2-5
Section 2 Installation Information
Install Male Fittings in Correct Direction:
Exhaust Direction
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:
(See Figure 2-4)
Directional exhausting can be accomplished by installing a quick-turn 90° dryer vent elbow directly to exhaust
outlet of dryer. Dryer vent elbows are available through
your local parts distributor or hardware store.
(See Figure 2-5)
Correct
Incorrect
Figure 2-4.
Exhaust System Requirements
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
1.0 inch of water column. If the system back
pressure is less than 1.0 inch of water column, the
system is acceptable. If the manometer reading is
higher than 1.0 inch 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:
1. Only the rigid metal duct work should be used.
2. Venting vertically through a roof may expose the
exhaust system to down drafts causing an increase
in vent restriction.
3. Running the exhaust system through an uninsulated
area may cause condensation and faster
accumulation of lint.
4. Compression or crimping of the exhaust system
will cause an increase in vent restriction.
5. 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 the
exhaust system and vent hood should be checked for
proper operation.
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Figure 2-5.
Manufactured or Mobile Home
Installation
1. Installation MUST conform to current Manufactured
Home Construction & Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR,
Part 32-80 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile
Home Construction and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part
280) or Standard CAN/CSAZ240 MH.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Refer to previous sections in this guide for other
important exhaust venting system requirements.
5. When installing a gas dryer into a mobile home, a
provision must be made for outside make up air.
This provision is to be not less than twice the area
of the dryer exhaust outlet.
6. Installer MUST anchor this (1) dryer or (2) dryer
mounted on pedestal to the floor with approved
Mobile Home Installation Kit.
Section 2 Installation Information
Clearance Requirements
Installation in a Recess or Closet
1. A dryer installed in a bedroom, bathroom, recess or
closet, MUST be exhausted out doors.
2. No other fuel burning appliance shall be installed in
the same closet as the gas dryer.
3. The dryer needs the space around it for proper
ventilation. DO NOT install dryer in a closet with a
solid door.
4. Closet door ventilation required: A minimum of
120 square inches (774.2 cm²) of opening, equally
divided at the top and bottom of door, is required.
Openings should be located 3 inches (7.6 cm) from
bottom and top of door. Openings are required to
be unobstructed when a door is installed. A
louvered door with equivalent air openings for the
full length of door is acceptable.
(See Figure 2-6 & 2-7)
MINIMUM INSTALLATION CLEARANCES - Inches (cm)
SIDES
Alcove
REAR
TOP
FRONT
0” (0 cm) 0”(0 cm)* 0” (0 cm)
n/a
Under0” (0 cm) 0”(0 cm)* 0” (0 cm)
Counter
n/a
Closet
0” (0 cm) 0”(0 cm)* 0” (0 cm) 1” (2.54 cm)
* For other than straight back venting, a quick-turn 90°
dryer vent elbow (vented right or down in free-standing
dryer or right on pedestal-mounted dryer) must be
installed to achieve 0” (0 cm) installation.
0”
(0cm)
0”
(0cm)
IMPORTANT
DO NOT INSTALL THE 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).
0”
(0cm)
1”
2.54cm)
3”
(7.6cm)
60 sq. in.
(387.1cm²)
Closet Door
NOTE
60 sq. in.
(387.1cm²)
3”
(7.6cm)
To achieve an installation with 0” (0cm) clearance for
the back of the dryer (for other than straight back
venting), a quick-turn 90° dryer vent elbow must be
installed as described previously in this manual.
Figure 2-7.
Figure 2-6.
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Section 2 Installation Information
NOTE
Because of potentially inconsistent voltage capabilities, the use of this dryer with power created by gas
powered generators, solar powered generators, wind
powered generators or any other generator other than
the local utility company is not recommended.
GFI (Ground Fault Interrupter) receptacle is not
required.
Electrical System Requirements
Circuit - Individual 30 amp. branch circuit fused with 30
amp. time delay fuses or circuit breakers. Use separately
fused circuits for washer and dryer. DO NOT operate a
washer and a dryer on the same circuit.
Power Supply - 3-wire or 4-wire, 240 volt, single phase,
60 Hz, Alternating Current.
Outlet Receptacle
NEMA 10-30R or NEMA 14-30R receptacle to be
located so the power supply cord is accessible when the
dryer is in the installed position.
Electrical Requirements for Gas Dryer:
Circuit - Individual, properly polarized and
grounded 15 amp. branch circuit fused with 15 amp.
time delay fuse or circuit breaker.
Power Supply - 2-wire, with ground, 120 volt,
single phase, 60 Hz, Alternating Current.
Power Supply Cord - The dryer is equipped
with a 120 volt 3-wire power cord.
Grounding Connection - See “Grounding
requirements” in Electrical Installation section.
3-Wire Power Supply Cord Kit (not supplied)
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. For 3-wire cord
connection instructions see ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
FOR A 3-WIRE SYSTEM. (See Figure 2-8)
4-Wire Power Supply Cord Kit (not supplied)
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.
For 4-wire cord connection instructions see ELECTRICAL
CONNECTIONS FOR A 4-WIRE SYSTEM. (See Figure 2-8)
NOTE
Dryers manufactured for sale in Canada have factoryinstalled, 4-wire power supply cord (NEMA 14-30R).
IMPORTANT
This dryer is internally grounded to neutral unless
it was manufactured for sale in Canada. Grounding
through the neutral link is prohibited for: (1) new
branch circuit installations, (2) mobile homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where local codes do
not permit grounding through the neutral.
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Figure 2-8.
Section 2 Installation Information
WARNING
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.
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.
Electrical Installation
For a Grounded, Cord-connected Dryer:
(Canada Electric Dryer)
For a Grounded, Cord-connected Dryer:
(U.S.A. Electric 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.
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. After you purchase and install a 3 wire or 4 wire
power supply cord having an equipment grounding
conductor and a grounding plug that matches your
wiring system, 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.
DO NOT modify the plug you’ve installed on this
appliance.
For a permanently connected dryer:
1. The dryer MUST be connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system; or an equipment
grounding conductor must be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the equipment
grounding terminal or lead on the appliance.
DO NOT modify the plug provided with the
appliance.
Gas Dryer
1. The dryer is equipped with a three-prong
(grounding) plug for your protection against shock
hazard and should be plugged directly into a
properly grounded three-prong receptacle.
DO NOT cut or remove ground prong from the plug.
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Section 2 Installation Information
Electrical Connection (non-Canada)
3 Wire Cord
WARNING
30 Amp
NEMA 10-30
Neutral
(Center Wire)
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Failure to disconnect power source before servicing
could result in personal injury or even death.
1. Turn off power supply to outlet.
2. Remove the screw securing the terminal block
access cover in the lower corner on the back of the
dryer.
3. Install a UL-approved strain relief according
to the power cord/strain relief manufacturer’s
instructions in the power cord entry hole below the
access panel. At this time, the strain relief should be
loosely in place.
4. Thread an UNPLUGGED, UL-approved, 30amp. power
cord, NEMA 10-30 type SRDT, through the strain
relief.
5. Attach the power cord neutral (center wire)
conductor to the SILVER colored center terminal on
the terminal block. Tighten the screw securely.
(See Figure 2-9 & 2-10)
6. Attach the remaining two power cord outer
conductors to the outer, BRASS colored terminals on
the terminal block. Tighten both screws securely.
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Do not make a sharp bend or crimp wiring/conductor at
connections.
7. Follow manufacturer’s guidelines for firmly securing
the strain relief and power cord.
8. Reinstall the terminal block cover.
Access Cover
Screw
Terminal
Block
Line 2
Brass Terminal
Neutral
Silver Terminal
Line 1
Brass Terminal
Internal Ground
Green Screw
Install
UL-approved
strain relief here
Terminal Screw
Recovery Slot
Figure 2-9.
NOTE
If a terminal screw falls during cord installation, it can
be retrieved in the terminal screw recovery slot below
the access panel.
Do Not remove
internal ground in
a 3-wire system
Neutral terminal
IMPORTANT
If moving dryer from a 4-wire system and installing it
in a 3-wire system, move the internal ground from the
center terminal back to the GREEN screw next to the
terminal block.
Figure 2-10.
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Section 2 Installation Information
Electrical Connection (non-Canada)
4 Wire Cord
WARNING
Ground
Green
wire
30 Amp
NEMA 14-30
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Failure to disconnect power source before servicing
could result in personal injury or even death.
1. Turn off power supply to outlet.
2. Remove the screw securing the terminal block access
cover in the lower corner on the back of the dryer.
3. Install a UL-approved strain relief according to the
power cord/strain relief manufacturer’s instructions
in the power cord entry hole below the access panel.
At this time, the strain relief should be loosely in
place.
4. Thread an UNPLUGGED, UL-approved, 30 amp.
power cord, NEMA 14-30 type ST or SRDT, through
the strain relief. (See Figure 2-11)
5. Disconnect the internal (BLACK) dryer harness
ground wire from the (GREEN) ground screw next to
the terminal block. (See Figure 2-12)
6. Attach the ground (GREEN) power cord wire to the
cabinet with the ground (GREEN) screw. Tighten the
screw securely.
7. Move the internal dryer harness ground (BLACK)
wire to the terminal block and attach it along with
the neutral (WHITE) power cord wire conductor to
the center, SILVER colored terminal on the terminal
block. Tighten the screw securely.
8. Attach the RED and BLACK power cord conductors to
the outer, BRASS colored terminals on the terminal
block. Tighten both screws securely.
WARNING
Access Cover
Screw
Terminal
Block
Line 2
Brass Terminal
Neutral
Silver Terminal
Line 1
Brass Terminal
Internal Ground
Green Screw
Install
UL-approved
strain relief here
Terminal Screw
Recovery Slot
Figure 2-11.
NOTE
If a terminal screw falls during cord installation, it can
be retrieved in the terminal screw recovery slot below
the access panel.
Move internal ground (Black)
wire to neutral (Silver)
terminal for 4-wire system
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Do not make a sharp bend or crimp wiring/conductor at
connections.
9. Follow manufacturer’s guidelines for firmly securing
the strain relief and power cord.
10. Reinstall the terminal block cover.
Neutral
White wire
Neutral terminal
Neutral
White wire
Green
ground screw
IMPORTANT
If moving dryer from a 4-wire system and installing it
in a 3-wire system, move the internal ground from the
center terminal back to the GREEN screw next to the
terminal block.
Black or Red
power wire
Green
ground wire
Black or Red
power wire
Figure 2-12.
2-11
Section 2 Installation Information
Gas Supply Requirements
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD
Uncoated copper tubing will corrode when subjected to
natural gas, causing gas leaks. Use ONLY black iron,
stainless steel, or plastic coated brass piping for gas
supply.
1. Installation MUST conform with local codes, or in the
absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas
Code, ANSI Z223.1 (latest edition).
2. The gas supply line should be 1/2 inch (1.27cm)
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).
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).
8. Connections for the gas supply must comply with the
Standard for Connectors for Gas Appliances, ANSI
Z21.24.
IMPORTANT
The supply line must be equipped with an approved
manual shutoff valve. This valve should be located in
the same room as the dryer and should be in a
location that allows ease of opening and closing. Do
not block access to the gas shutoff valve.
Gas Connection
1. Remove shipping cap from gas pipe at rear of dryer.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT connect the dryer to L.P. gas service without
converting the gas valve. An L.P. conversion kit must
be installed by a qualified gas technician.
Manual
Valve
Closed
GAS FLOW
Flare
Union
N ipple
Flexible
Connector
Open
Flare
Union
Inlet Pipe on
Back of Dryer
All connections must be wrench-tightened
Figure 2-13.
2. Connect a 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) I.D. semi-rigid or
approved pipe from gas supply line to the 3/8 inch
(0.96 cm) pipe located on the back of the dryer. Use
a 1/2 inch to 3/8 inch (1.27 cm to 0.96 cm) reducer
for the connection. Apply an approved thread sealer
that is resistant to the corrosive action of liquefied
gases on all pipe connections. (See Figure 2-13)
3. Open the shutoff valve in the gas supply line to
allow gas to flow through the pipe. Wait a few
minutes for gas to move through the gas line.
to
d
rye
r
fro
m
ga
ss
up
p
Shut-off Valve
Open Position
Figure 2-14.
4. Check for gas system leaks with a manometer.
If a manometer is not available, test all connections
by brushing on a soapy water solution.
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD
NEVER test for gas leaks with an open flame.
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ly
Section 2 Installation Information
General Installation
1. Connect the exhaust duct to the outside exhaust
system. Use of a 4” (10.2 cm) clamp is
recommended to connect the dryer to the exhaust
vent system. Use metal foil tape to seal all other
joints. (See Figure 2-15)
2. Carefully slide the dryer to its final position. Adjust
one or more of the legs until the dryer is resting
solidly on all four legs. Place a level on top of the
dryer. The dryer MUST be level and resting solidly
on all four legs. Rock alternating corners to check
for stability. Remove and discard door tape.
(See Figure 2-16)
IMPORTANT
4” Clamp
Figure 2-15.
Be sure power is off at a circuit breaker/fuse box
before plugging power cord into an outlet.
3. Plug the power cord into a grounded outlet.
4. Turn on power at the circuit breaker/fuse box.
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, press cancel and wait 5
minutes before making another attempt to light.
Figure 2-16.
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Section 2 Installation Information
Reversing the Door
Removing the door
1. Protect flat work surface, such as top of dryer or
floor near dryer, with a soft cloth or towel.
2. Open dryer door and remove the two hinge screws.
Remove lower screw first, then upper screw.
(See Figure 2-17)
3. Supporting door with both hands, squarely lift door
and hinge upward approximately 3/8” (10 mm) so
“T” post on back of hinge can slide out through “T”
slot on front panel. (See Figure 2-18)
4. Gently place dryer door face down on flat, covered
work surface.
5. Locate the 5 indented head screws (no. 1-5) in the
small, circular recesses (at 11, 1, 4, 6, and 8 o’clock
positions) of the inner door. Remove and save these
5 screws. (See Figure 2-19)
Screws
Figure 2-17.
“T” Slot In
Front Panel
“T” Post On
Door Hinge
IMPORTANT
Do not attempt to remove the 2 “tamper resistant”
screws that hold the inner glass in place.
6. Locate the 2 pan head screws (no. 6-7) on the inner
door nearest the metal strike and center of hinge
(9 and 3 o’clock positions). Remove and save these
2 screws. (See Figure 2-19)
7. Separate inner door assembly from outer door
assembly.
Figure 2-18.
Figure 2-19.
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Section 2 Installation Information
Reversing the Hinge
1. Carefully pull out the 2 small round hole plugs from
the front panel and save. Remove and save the
square “T” slot cover by sliding it up and pulling it
out. Move all 3 plugs to the opposite side of the
front panel and insert. (See Figure 2-20)
4. From the back side of the inner door, pinch the
retaining tabs of the plastic square plug to release it.
Save square plug for reinstallation. (See Figure 2-23)
Round Plug
Square Plug
Round Plug
Figure 2-23.
Figure 2-20.
2. Turn inner door assembly over to expose retaining
tabs of metal strike. Grip tabs fully with pliers to
remove. Discard old metal strike. (See Figure 2-21)
5. Carefully remove the 2 round plugs from the inner
door and move them to the opposite holes and
reinstall. (See Figure 2-24)
OUT
IN
Figure 2-24.
Figure 2-21.
3. Turn the inner door assembly back over and locate
the 2 pan head hinge screws. Remove and save the
2 screws and separate the hinge from inner door
assembly. (See Figure 2-22)
6. Rotate the hinge and move it to the opposite side of
the inner door. Attach it with the 2 pan head screws
removed previously. Reinstall plastic plug in the
square hole next to the hinge. (See Figure 2-25)
Hinge Screws
Figure 2-22.
Figure 2-25.
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Section 2 Installation Information
Reassembling the Door
1. Locate and remove the hinge cutout gate from the
outer door assembly. Rotate and move it to the
opposite hole in the outer door. (See Figure 2-26)
3. Replace indented head screws (no. 1-5) removed
earlier. Take care not to strip out the plastic holes.
(See Figure 2-28)
4. Replace pan head screws (no. 6-7) removed earlier.
Take care not to strip out the plastic holes.
(See Figure 2-28)
no. 1-5
no. 6-7
Figure 2-26.
2. Rest the opening of the inner door at a 90 degree
angle on the “shoulders” of the hinge cutout gate.
Pivot the inner door down onto the outer door.
(See Figure 2-27)
Figure 2-28.
5. Locate new metal strike supplied with dryer manuals.
Grip new strike with pliers as shown below. Firmly
insert the strike so it is oriented vertically.
(See Figure 2-29)
Figure 2-29.
Figure 2-27.
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Section 2 Installation Information
Reattaching the Door
1. Holding the door in both hands, squarely insert the
“T” post on the back of the hinge into the “T” slot
on the front panel and lower it to align the mounting
holes. (See Figure 2-30)
3. Close the door and test operation of hinge, strike
and latch. (See Figure 2-32)
“T” Slot In
Front Panel
“T” Post On
Door Hinge
Figure 2-32.
Figure 2-30.
2. Rest the opening of the inner door at a 90 degree
angle on the “shoulders” of the hinge cutout gate.
Pivot the inner door down onto the outer door.
(See Figure 2-31)
Figure 2-31.
NOTE
Correctly installed hinge screws will press hinge flush
to front panel. Any gap between hinge and front panel
will cause misalignment of strike to latch.
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Section 2 Installation Information
Accessories
27.0
(68.5 0”
8cm
)
Matching Storage Pedestal
Arctic White Pedestal - P/N APWD15W
Black Diamond Pedestal - P/N APWD15E
A storage pedestal accessory, specifically designed for
this dryer may be used to elevate the dryer for ease of
use. This pedestal will add about 15” (38 cm) to the
height of your unit for a total height of 51.25” (130 cm).
15.0
(38.1 0”
0cm
)
Dryer Stacking Kit
P/N 134700600
A kit for stacking this dryer on top of matching washer
came with the initial purchase of this dryer. If you desire
another stacking kit, you may order one.
LP Conversion Kit
P/N PCK4200
Gas dryers intended for use in a location supplied with
LP must use a conversion kit prior to installation.
”
.44 )
26 6cm
1
.
(67
Matching Storage Pedestal
Mobile Home Installation Kit
P/N 137067200
Installations in mobile homes require use of Mobile
Home Installation Kit
Drying Rack
Drying Rack
P/N 137067300
Depending on the model you purchased, a drying rack
may have been included in the initial purchase of your
dryer. If your model did not include a drying rack or you
desire another drying rack, you may order one.
Universal Appliance Wrench
P/N 137019200
A Universal Appliance Wrench is available to aid in
dryer/washer/pedestal feet adjustment.
Touch Up Paint Pens
Arctic White Touch Up Pen - P/N 5303321319
Black Diamond Touch Up Pen - P/N 5304458932
CAUTION
Failure to use the accessories manufactured by
(or approved by) the manufacturer, could result in
personal injury, property damage or damage to the
dryer.
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Universal Appliance Wrench
Figure 2-33.
Section 2 Installation Information
Washer and Dryer 15” Drawer Pedestal
Installation
The Affinity Series washers and dryers use the same
pedestal.
Tools needed:
Level
9/16” open end wrench
#2 Phillips screwdriver
Washer/Dryer Installation Kit
Screws
Screws
Rear Bracket
Rear Bracket
Foam
Pedestal Top
NOTE
This kit is intended to be installed by persons having
electrical and mechanical training and a level of
knowledge considered acceptable in the appliance
repair trade.
Screws
Front Bracket
Figure 2-34.
Pedestal Installation
1.
2.
3.
Attach the rear brackets to the pedestal with
(4)- #10 screws (2 per bracket).
Attach the front brackets and spacer plates to the
pedestal with (4)- #10 screws (2 per bracket).
Tilting the dryer back slightly to engage the slots in
the rear of the dryer with the tabs of the rear
brackets on the pedestal.
NOTE
If dryer was previously installed, disconnect power cord
and vent hose. Also, make sure the leveling legs are
adjusted fully into the dryer.
4.
Using two or more people, carefully lift the dryer
onto the pedestal, tilting the washer back slightly to
align the holes in the rear of the dryer with the slots
of the rear brackets on the pedestals.
NOTE
If the mounting holes do not align, make sure dryer
leveling legs are adjusted fully into dryer. Turn each leg
tight to the base.
Front Bracket
NOTE
Do not remove the foam in the middle of the pedestal.
It reduces vibration noise.
2 - Rear Brackets (Washer)
14 - #10 x 1/2" Screws
(Washer / Dryer)
2 - Rear Brackets (Dryer)
2 - Front Brackets
(Washer / Dryer)
2 – Spacer Plates (Washer)
Figure 2-35.
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Section 2 Installation Information
Pedestal Installation
5. Set the dryer down onto the pedestal making sure
the dryer base is behind the front brackets of the
pedestal.
6. Align the sides of the dryer with the sides of the
pedestal and attach the dryer to the rear brackets
using four #10 screws (2 per bracket) as shown in
Figure 2-36.
7. With pedestal drawer open for better access, install
the two #10 screws through the front brackets in
the pedestal into the dryer base as shown in Figure
2-37.
8. After closing the pedestal drawer, carefully move the
dryer/pedestal assembly into position.
Install Screws
Figure 2-36.
NOTE
Because of the increased weight caused by the addition
of the pedestal, two or more people may be required.
9. Excessive noise and vibration can be prevented by
properly leveling the dryer/pedestal assembly on a
SOLID floor and tightening the leveling leg lock nuts.
With dryer/pedestal assembly in its final position,
place a level on top of dryer. Adjust pedestal
leveling legs so the dryer/pedestal assembly is level
front-to-rear and side-to side, and stable corner-tocorner.
Press down on alternate corners and sides and feel
for the slightest movement. Adjust the appropriate
leg so the dryer/pedestal assembly is SOLID on the
floor on ALL four pedestal legs. After leveling the
dryer/pedestal assembly, adjust the lock nut on each
pedestal leveling leg against the pedestal base and
tighten with a wrench. Keep the leg extension at a
minimum to prevent excessive vibration.
10. Complete the installation following the procedures at
the beginning of this section.
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Install Screw
Figure 2-37.
Section 2 Installation Information
The Gallery Series dryers are 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.
“Solid Door” Reversal Instructions:
1.
Screws
Open the dryer door. Remove the four hinge hole
plugs from the left side of the door opening. Retain
the plugs for use later.
NOTE
A plastic knife may be needed to help pull out the
plugs. Use caution not to scratch the paint.
2.
Screws
Figure 2-38.
Remove the four screws that secure the door hinges
to the dryer front panel (see below). Hold the door
firmly before removing the last two screws.
(See Figure 2-38)
NOTE
Remove one screw from each of the two hinges first.
3.
4.
Rotate the door 180° and reinstall the door hinges
to the dryer front panel with the four screws.
Install the four hinge hole plugs in the open screw
holes on the right side of the door opening.
Hole
Plugs
Screws
Window Door Reversal Instructions:
1.
2.
3.
Follow steps 1 and 2 from above.
Install the plugs from Step 1 into the holes left by
removing the door in Step 2.
Remove the two handle hole plugs from the door.
Retain the plugs for use later. (See Figure 2-39)
Figure 2-39.
NOTE
A plastic knife may be needed to help pull out the
plugs. Use caution not to scratch the paint.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Remove the two handle screws and remove the
handle by pulling straight out from door.
Install the plugs from Step 3 into the holes left by
removing the handle screws in Step 4.
Lay the door on a flat surface and support the edges
of the door to keep it from turning. Apply moderate
downward pressure on the lens with both hands and
rotate it 180°. Align the handle holes in the lens
with the handle holes in the transition ring.
(See Figure 2-40)
Install the handle and screws removed in Step 4.
Figure 2-40.
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Section 2 Installation Information
7.
8.
Install the handle and screws removed in Step 4.
Remove the two hinges and reinstall the four
screws. Note the installation orientation of the
hinges. (See Figure 2-41)
9. Remove the screws from the opposite side of the
door and use them to reinstall the hinges.
10. Install the door assembly on the left side of the door
opening using the four screws removed in Step 1.
Hinges
Figure 2-41.
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Affinity Series
Section 3 Electronic Control
Affinity Control Panel Layout
Cycles with Light
Indicators
Temperatures with
Light Indicators
Dryness Level with
Light Indicators
Dryer Features with
Light Indicators
LED Timer
Status
Lights
Cycle Selection Knob
Operating Steps
User Interface Buttons
Figure 3-1. Affinity Control Panel
1.
2.
3.
4.
Prepare items for drying.
Check that lint filter is clean and in place.
Load the dryer. If desired, add a dryer fabric softener sheet. Close the door.
Select the appropriate cycle and settings for each load.
• Turn the Cycle Selector knob to select the cycle. The estimated drying time will be displayed.
• A suitable drying temperature, dryness level and options will automatically be indicated for each cycle. See
the “Dryer Setting Chart” for more details.
• To change the temperature and dryness level, press TEMPERATURE or DRYNESS until desired selections are
made.
• To select or delete an option, press OPTIONS; then, while indicator is blinking, press SELECT. The indicator
will light when the option has been selected. The indicator will no longer be lit when the option has been
deleted.
• If a temperature, dryness level or option is not available for a cycle, it will not light.
• Adjustments to the cycle will be remembered each time that cycle is selected in the future.
• To return to factory settings, press START/PAUSE and SELECT at the same time and hold until signal sounds.
5. Press Start/Pause to begin the cycle.
• To pause the cycle press START/PAUSE. To resume the cycle, press START/PAUSE again.
• To stop or change the cycle, press CANCEL.
6. A signal will sound at the end of the cycle and periodically during Extended Tumble when the Signal option is
selected. When the cycle ends, remove items immediately and hang or fold.
7. Clean the lint screen after every load.
Cycle Selection
Turn the Cycle Selector knob to the desired cycle. For best results, follow the fabric care label instructions on items
to be dried. If the selection is changed after the cycle starts, the indicator lights will blink, the signal will beep and
“Err” will be displayed. To change the selection after the cycle has begun, press CANCEL before making another
choice. Just turning the knob to another selection will not change the cycle. The signal will beep and the status
lights will flash, but the original cycle will continue.
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Section 3 Electronic Control
Cycle Description
Affinity Series
Towel Cycle Selected
Auto Dry
Loads dried using the Towels, Heavy Duty, Normal, Perm
Press, and Delicates cycles will dry automatically at the
selected temperature to the desired dryness level. The
dryer uses sensing bars to sense the moisture level of
the load as it tumbles through heated air. Auto Dry
cycles save time and energy and protect fabrics. The
estimated drying time will be displayed for about 5
minutes, then the outside of the display will light up in
a circular track to indicate the drying time is automatically being determined by the sensors. When the load
has reached the selected dryness level, it will continue
to tumble, unheated, during a Cool Down period. This
helps reduce wrinkling and makes items easier to handle
during unloading. The estimated Cool Down time will be
displayed.
Drying time varies depending on size and dampness of
load and fabric type. If the load is too small or almost
dry, the sensing bars may not detect enough moisture
to continue the cycle and the cycle may end after a few
minutes. Select a Timed Dry setting to dry such loads.
Room temperature and humidity, type of installation and
electrical voltage or gas pressure can also affect drying
time.
For cycle selection turn the knob on the front of the
dryer control panel. The light will illuminate next to
the cycle selected. The following is a brief description
for what cycles should be chosen for certain items and
materials to be dried. (See Figure 3-2)
Towels
Select this Auto Dry cycle for towel loads.
Heavy Duty
Select this Auto Dry cycle for sturdy work clothes.
Normal
Select this Auto Dry cycle for cotton items.
Perm Press
Select this Auto Dry cycle for cottons and blends with
a no-iron finish.
Delicates
Select this Auto Dry cycle for knits and delicate items.
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Figure 3-2. Cycle Selection
Touch Up
Select Touch Up to help remove wrinkles from clean
dry items that may have been left in the dryer, have
been stored in crowded closets or drawers or unpacked
from luggage following a trip. The load will tumble for
15 minutes at low heat.
Timed Dry
To manually select the drying time for any load, turn
the knob to Timed Dry. Drying times from 15 to 90
minutes can be selected by continuing to turn the knob.
The drying time will be displayed. You will not be able
to select a dryness level. Timed Dry is recommended
when using the Air Fluff/No Heat setting.
Sanitize Your Laundry with Timed Dry
Select 90 minute timed dry with Maximum heat to
remove harmful bacteria from your laundry. Use this
cycle to clean heavily soiled, colorfast fabrics including
towels, bedding, children’s clothing or other items
where sanitization is desired.
This cycle has been certified by NSF International, an
independent third-party testing and certification
organization dedicated to public health, safety and
environmental protection.
NSF Protocol P154
Sanitization Performance of
Residential Clothes Dryers
This Timed Dry cycle will kill 99.9% of bacteria with
no carry over of bacteria between loads. Since higher
temperatures are required, the fabric care labels must be
checked to prevent damage.
Affinity Series
Section 3 Electronic Control
Drying Temperature
Maximum Temperature
Selected
For best results, follow fabric care label instructions on
items to be dried. To change the drying temperature,
press the TEMPERATURE button to scroll to the desired
heat. To protect your wardrobe, not all temperatures
are available with every cycle. (See Figure 3-3)
Maximum heat is recommended for sturdy fabrics.
High heat is recommended for most cotton fabrics.
Medium heat is recommended for wrinkle free,
permanent press and lightweight fabrics.
Low heat is recommended for delicate fabrics.
Air Fluff/No Heat should only be used with a Timed
Dry setting to dry items containing feathers, down,
foam rubber, plastics or rubber-like materials; to freshen
clothing, pillows or blankets; or to dust draperies.
Press
Here
Figure 3-3. Drying Temperature
NOTE
Using Air Fluff/No Heat in any Auto Dry cycle will
result in long drying times and/or wet loads at the end
of the cycle.
Dryness Level
To change the dryness level, press the DRYNESS button
until the desired selection is made. Select Normal for
most loads. (See Figure 3-4)
More Dry
Selected
Occasionally a load may seem too damp or over-dried
at the end of the cycle. To increase drying time for
similar loads in the future, select More Dry. For loads
requiring less drying time, select Less Dry.
Select Damp Dry for items you wish to partially dry
before hanging or ironing.
NOTE
To prevent over-drying, not every dryness level is available with every cycle.
Press Here
Figure 3-4. Dryness Level
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Section 3 Electronic Control
Options
Affinity Series
Shrink Guard Selected
To select an option, press OPTIONS until the indicator
for the desired option flashes, then press SELECT. If an
option is not available for a cycle, the indicator will not
light. Follow the same steps to delete an option.
(See Figure 3-5)
Select Shrink Guard to lower the initial drying
temperature to protect fabrics from over dying.
Select Extended Tumble if the dried load might not
be removed promptly at the end of the cycle. The dry
load will continue tumbling without heat for 30 minutes
to help reduce wrinkling.
When the Signal is selected, a beep will be heard
periodically and at the end of the cycle. The signal has
an adjustable volume level or can be turned off. The
load may be removed any time during Extended Tumble.
Dryer Features
Press Here To Scroll
Press Here To Select
Figure 3-5. Options
Press Here To Lock Control
Control Lock
To avoid having someone accidentally start or stop the
dryer, press OPTIONS and SELECT at the same time and
hold for 10 seconds. “LOC” will be displayed. To remove
the control lock, press OPTIONS and SELECT again.
(See Figure 3-6)
Start/Pause
Press START/PAUSE to start, pause or restart a cycle.
“PAU” will be displayed alternately with the estimated
time remaining when the cycle is paused.
Cancel
Press CANCEL to stop the cycle.
Status Lights
The following indicators may be lighted during the cycle:
• Drying
• Cool Down
• Extended Tumble
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Figure 3-6. Control Lock
Affinity Series
Section 3 Electronic Control
Cycle Options
Appropriate drying Temperature, Dryness Level and Options will automatically be displayed for each cycle.
The settings can be changed before the cycle is started.
Those adjustments will automatically be remembered each time that cycle is selected. If a temperature, dryness level
or option is not recommended for a cycle, the indicator will not light. If changes are attempted after the cycle starts,
the lights will blink, the signal will beep and “Err” will be displayed. To change a setting after the cycle starts, press
START/PAUSE, adjust the setting and press START/PAUSE to resume the cycle. See the Dryer Settings Chart below
for more details.
Dryer Settings Chart
Available Cycle Settings - These temperatures, dryness levels and options areavailable with the following cycles:
E s ti m a te d
D ry i n g T i m e **
T e m p e r a tu r e s
M aximum
T o w el s
H e a v y D u ty
N o rm al
P erm P re s s
D e l i c a te
To u c h U p
T i m ed D ry
60 minutes
45 minutes
50 minutes
40 minute s
20 minute s
30 minute s
15 to 90
minute s
*
*
*
*
H igh
*
M edium
*
L ow
*
A ir F luff/N o H e at
D ry n es s L e v el
M ore D ry
*
*
N ormal D ry
*
*
*
L e s s D ry
D amp D ry
O p ti o n s
S hrink G uard
E xtended T umble
S ignal V olume
* Factory
Setting
*
*
Available
Settings
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
** E s tima ted c yc le duration is bas ed on norma l
drynes s level and fac tory s ettings .
Customer Codes
During normal operation, the display may show:
“ad” - dryer is in an auto dry cycle.
“dn” - cycle is done in auto dry.
“PF” - a power failure to the board has occurred.
“Err” - an error has been detected.
“LOC” - control lock is activated.
“PAU” - cycle has been interrupted.
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Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Affinity Series
Reading Error Codes - Affinity Models
1.
2.
3.
Press and hold the SELECT and CANCEL buttons simultaneously for 6 seconds to reset control. The buzzer will
sound 1 time and “rES” will be shown briefly in the display.
Immediately after, rotate cycle selector knob 2 turns counter-clockwise to the third position from the top, and
then press and hold the SELECT and CANCEL buttons simultaneously for 6 seconds. The control will enter Field
Test Mode, the buzzer will sound 3 times, and the digital display will alternate between “Fld” and the firmware
revision number (ex. “r03”).
Rotate the cycle selector knob 2 turns counterclockwise. The error code will appear in the digit display.
Troubleshoot problem by using chart on next page.
To move on to the next code, press the OPTIONS button.
To clear code, press the SELECT button. Code will be cleared when mode is exited.
To exit this mode, simultaneously press and hold the SELECT and CANCEL buttons for 6 seconds.
Function Test Sequence
1.
2.
Press and hold SELECT and CANCEL buttons simultaneously for 6 seconds to reset the control. The buzzer will
sound and “rES” will be shown briefly in the display.
Immediately after, rotate cycle selector knob 5 turns counter-clockwise to the second position from the bottom.
Press and hold the OPTIONS and CANCEL buttons simultaneously for 2 seconds. The control will enter test mode,
the buzzer will sound 3 times and all LED’s will rapidly flash.
After entering the test mode, the cycle selector knob can now be rotated to select the following tests:
Rotate the cycle selector knob clockwise from the starting position:
0 turns:
1 turn:
All LED’s will flash.
Drive motor runs; heat source is on. Drying LED is lit. “H” and the control thermistor reading will toggle
back and forth in the display.
2 turns:
Drive motor runs; heat source is off. Cool Down LED is lit and “AF” (Air Fluff) is displayed.
3 turns:
Drive motor runs; heat source is off. Drying and Cool Down LED’s are lit and numbers appear in the
display showing moisture sensor readings. Opening the door (press in on door switch plunger) and
placing a finger on the both moisture sense bars at the same time will make the numbers decrease. In
controls that do not have a digit display, the More Dry LED should be ON. Opening the door (press in on
door switch plunger) and placing a finger on the both moisture sense bars at the same time will make the
Damp LED come on.
4 turns:
Drive motor runs; heat source is off.
Key test:
a. When the TEMPERATURE key is pressed, all the temperature LED’s should light.
b. When the DRYNESS key is pressed, all the dryness level LED’s should light.
c. When the OPTIONS or SELECT key is pressed, all the Option LED’s should light.
d. When the START/PAUSE key is pressed, all the cycle status LED’s should light.
e. When the CANCEL key is pressed, all the cycle status LED’s should light.
5 turns:
Drive motor runs; heat source is off. Cool Down LED is lit. Control thermistor reading is displayed.
6 turns:
Drive motor runs; heat source is on. Drying LED is lit. Control thermistor reading is displayed.
7-11 turns: All LED’s will flash
To EXIT test mode, press and hold the SELECT and CANCEL buttons simultaneously for 6 seconds or disconnect
power from dryer. Dryer will be reset for regular operation.
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Affinity Series
Error
Code
Label
Section Section
3 Electronic
3 Electronic
Control Testing
Control
Description
Solution
E10 General
Problem with communication Clear code, exit mode and start dryer. If problem persists, replace electronic
between EEPROM and the
control.
microprocessor.
E11 Checksum
Problem with communications Clear code, exit mode and start dryer. If problem persists, replace electronic
or memory did not check,
control.
one has become corrupted.
E12 Non fatal
Problem reading or writing to Clear code, exit mode and start dryer. If problem persists, replace electronic
the memory or input/output. control.
EEPROM
Fault
Error
R/W error
E24 Control NTC Control thermistor or its wir-
Remove wires from control thermistor. Measure resistance of thermistor. If
reading is not 50 K (± 10%), replace thermistor. If reading is within 50 K
(±10%), check wiring between thermistor and electronic control. If good,
replace electronic control.
E25 Control NTC Control thermistor or its
Remove wires from control thermistor. Measure resistance of thermistor. If
reading is not 50 K (± 10%), replace thermistor. If reading is within 50 K
(±10%), check wiring between thermistor and electronic control. If good,
replace electronic control.
E4A Program
Press PAUSE CANCEL and SELECT buttons for 6 seconds to exit test modes.
Position cycle selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT and
touch START. Check for anything that would extend dry times such as: no
heat, restricted vent, blower fan blade broken or loose, dryer installed in
closet with solid door, or bad connection in moisture sensor bar circuit or
dirty bars. If dryer operates normally but code returns, replace electronic
control.
Short
Circuit
Open
Circuit
Time out
Fault
ing is shorted.
wiring is open.
The drying time has
exceeded program time for
that cycle.
E5B Heater Fault Temperature reading of
Position cycle selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT
and touch START. Measure voltage across terminals on relay RL2 (heater
relay) on electronic control. If meter reads 240V on electric models and
120V on gas models, replace electronic control. If meter reads zero, remove
power from dryer. Disconnect wire going to NO terminal on the relay RL2.
Reconnect power and measure voltage drop between terminal COM on relay
RL2 and neutral. If meter reads zero, wire between incoming line and relay
RL2 is open. If meter reads 120V, check the rest of the heater circuit.
E68 Key (button) One of the keys (buttons) is
Enter function test mode and perform key (button) test to determine which
button is at fault. Carefully free the key (button) and perform the test again.
If button is free but the key struck code still exists, replace electronic control.
E8C Too many
The safety (high limit)
thermostat has tripped too
many times within a certain
period of program time.
Check for blocked lint filter, blocked exhaust, air leaks around air duct,
broken blower fan blades, worn or loose drum seals, dryer installed in closet
with solid doors or door seal not correctly seated.
EAF Watch Dog
Microcontroller has been
reset by internal Watchdog
timer.
Clear code, exit mode and start dryer. If problem persists, replace electronic
control.
(no
heating)
control thermistor has not
changed in a certain amount
of time.
Struck Fault stuck closed (active).
trips in a
period of
time.
Reset
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Section 3 Electronic Control
Gallery Series
Gallery Series Control Panel Layout
Temperatures with
Light Indicators
Dryness Level with
Light Indicators
Dryer Features with
Light Indicators
LED Timer
Status
Indicators
Cycle Selection Knob
Operating Steps
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
User Interface Buttons
Figure 3-7. Gallery Control Panel
Prepare items for drying.
Check that lint filter is clean and in place.
Load the dryer. If desired, add a dryer fabric softener sheet. Close the door.
Select the cycle and drying temperature for each load. To change the temperature, turn the TEMP knob to the
desired temperature.
A suitable drying temperature, dryness level and options will automatically be displayed for each cycle. To change
the temperature or dryness level, press TEMP or DRYNESS until the desired selection is made. To select an
option, press OPTIONS until the indicator for a desired option flashes, then press SELECT.
The changes you make will be remembered the next time that cycle is selected. See the “Dryer Settings Chart”
for more details.
Press START to begin the cycle.
• To pause the cycle or change settings, press PAUSE/CANCEL once. To resume the cycle, press START again.
• To stop or change the cycle, press PAUSE/CANCEL twice.
A signal will sound at the end of the cycle and periodically during Press Saver when the Cycle Signal option is
selected. When the cycle ends, remove items immediately and hang or fold.
Clean the lint screen after every load.
Cycle Selection
A suitable combination of drying temperature, dryness level and options will automatically be displayed for each cycle.
The settings can be changed before the cycle is started. Those adjustments will automatically be remembered each
time that cycle is selected. If a temperature, dryness level or option is not recommended for a cycle, the indicator will
not light. See the “Dryer Settings Chart” for more details.
If changes are attempted after the cycle starts, the status lights will blink and the signal will beep 3 times. The cycle
must be paused before the settings can be changed. Press PAUSE/CANCEL once to pause the cycle and change
settings.
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Gallery Series
Section 3 Electronic Control
Cycle Descriptions
Normal Cycle Selected
Auto Dry
Applies to Towels, Bulky, Normal, Perm Press, Sport and
Delicate cycles. Auto Dry cycles take the guesswork out
of drying time. The load will automatically be dried at
the selected temperature to the desired dryness level.
The dryer senses the moisture level of the load as it
tumbles through heated air.
Auto Dry cycles save time and energy and protect
fabrics. When the load has reached the selected
dryness level, it will continue to tumble, unheated,
during a Cool Down period. This helps reduce wrinkling
and makes items easier to handle during unloading.
Drying time varies depending on size and dampness
of load, weight and fabric type. Room temperature
and humidity, type of ventilation system, electrical
voltage or gas pressure can also affect drying time.
For cycle selection turn the knob on the front of the
dryer control panel. The light will illuminate next to
the cycle selected. The following is a brief description
for what cycles should be chosen for certain items and
materials to be dried. (See Figure 3-2)
Figure 3-8. Cycle Selection
WARNING
To avoid fire hazard, do not use heat to dry items
containing feathers or down, foam rubber, plastic, or
similarly textured, rubber-like materials. Use the No
Heat setting only.
NOTE
Towels
Select this Auto Dry cycle for towel loads.
To change cycles, press PAUSE/CANCEL twice.
Normal
Select this Auto Dry cycle for cotton items.
Perm Press
Bulky
Select this Auto Dry cycle for cottons and blends with
a no-iron finish.
Select this cycle to dry a comforter, blanket, sleeping
bag or similar item. Cool Down is approximately
10 minutes.
Delicate
Select this Auto Dry cycle for knits and delicate items.
Quick
Select this cycle to quickly dry a small load made up of
just a few items. It provides approximately 20 minutes
of tumbling followed by a 10 minute cool down period.
Timed Dry
To manually select the drying time for any load, turn
the knob to Timed Dry. Drying times from 15 to 90
minutes can be selected by continuing to turn the knob.
The drying time will be displayed. You will not be able
to select a dryness level. Timed Dry is recommended
when using the No Heat setting.
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Section 3 Electronic Control
Gallery Series
Drying Temperature
High Temperature
Selected
For best results, follow fabric care label instructions on
items to be dried. To change the drying temperature,
press the TEMP button to scroll to the desired heat. To
protect your wardrobe, not all temperatures are available
with every cycle. (See Figure 3-3)
High heat is recommended for sturdy fabrics.
Medium High heat is recommended for most cotton
fabrics.
Medium heat is recommended for wrinkle free,
permanent press and lightweight fabrics.
Low heat is recommended for delicate fabrics.
No Heat should only be used with a Timed Dry setting
to dry items containing feathers, down, foam rubber,
plastics or rubber-like materials; to freshen clothing,
pillows or blankets; or to dust draperies.
Press
Here
Figure 3-9. Drying Temperature
NOTE
Using No Heat in any Auto Dry cycle will result in long
drying times and/or wet loads at the end of the cycle.
Dryness Level
More Dry
Selected
To change the dryness level, press the DRYNESS button
until the desired selection is made. Select Normal for
most loads. (See Figure 3-4)
Occasionally a load may seem too damp or over-dried
at the end of the cycle. To increase drying time for
similar loads in the future, select More Dry. For loads
requiring less drying time, select Less Dry.
Select Damp Dry for items you wish to partially dry
before hanging or ironing.
NOTE
To prevent over-drying, not every dryness level is available with every cycle.
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Press Here
Figure 3-10. Dryness Level
Gallery Series
Options
Section 3 Electronic Control
Shrink Guard Selected
To select an option, press OPTIONS until the indicator
for the desired option flashes, then press SELECT. If an
option is not available for a cycle, the indicator will not
light. Follow the same steps to delete an option.
(See Figure 3-5)
The Cycle Signal will sound at the end of the cycle
and periodically during Press Saver.
Select SHRINK GUARD to lower initial drying temperature
to protect fabrics from over-drying.
Select Press Saver if the dried load might not be
removed promptly at the end of the cycle. The dry load
will continue tumbling without heat for 30 minutes to
help reduce wrinkling. When Cycle Signal is selected,
a beep will be heard periodically. The load may be
removed any time during Press Saver.
Press Here To Scroll
Press Here To Select
Figure 3-11. Options
Dryer Features
Control Lock
To avoid having someone accidentally start or stop the
dryer, press OPTIONS and SELECT at the same time
until the Control Lock indicator is lit. To remove the
control lock, press OPTIONS and SELECT again.
(See Figure 3-6)
Start/Pause
Press START/PAUSE to start, pause or restart a cycle.
“PAU” will be displayed alternately with the estimated
time remaining when the cycle is paused.
Cancel
Press Here To Lock Control
Control Lock
Indicator
Figure 3-12 . Dryer Features
Press CANCEL to stop the cycle.
Status Lights
The following indicators may be lighted during the cycle:
• Drying
• Cool Down
• Press Saver
• Clean Lint Filter
• Control
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Section 3 Electronic Control
Gallery Series
Dryer Settings Chart
Available Cycle Settings - These temperatures, dryness levels and options areavailable with the following cycles:
E s ti m a te d
d r y i n g ti m e ***
To w els
N o rm a l
P e rm P re s s
D e l i c a te
Q uic k
B ulky
Tim e d D ry
60 minute s
50 minute s
4 0 minute s
2 0 minute s
3 0 minute s
45 minute s
1 5 to 9 0
minute s
T e m p e r a tu r e s
H ig h
*
*
M e dium-H igh
*
*
M e d iu m
*
*
*
L ow
**
**
N o H eat
D ry n e s s L ev e l
**
**
M o re D ry
N orma l D ry
*
*
*
*
L e s s D ry
D a mp D ry
O p ti o n s
*
S hrink G ua rd
*
P re s s S a ve r
C yc le S igna l
* F a c to ry
s e tting
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*
A v a ila b le
s e ttings
*
*
** N o t
re c omme nde d
*
*
*
*
*
*** E s tima te d c yc le dura tio n is ba s e d o n norma l
dryne s s le ve l a nd fa c to ry s e ttings .
Error Codes - Gallery Series
Section 3 Electronic Control
Reading Error Codes - Gallery Series
1. Non-Digital Readout Display Models: Rotate cycle selector knob to the 3 O’clock position.
Digital Readout Display Models: Rotate cycle selector knob clockwise (3) settings from the Normal cycle option.
2. Press and hold the Select and Pause Cancel buttons simultaneously for six seconds.
3. Immediately after, press and hold the START and Pause Cancel buttons simultaneously for 4 seconds.
4. Digital Readout Display Models: rotate the timer knob (1) click counterclockwise. The error code will appear in the
digital display.
Non-Digital Readout Display Models: rotate the cycle selector knob to the 2 O’clock position. The four indicator
lights of Drying, Cool Down, Wrinkle Rid (Press Saver), and Clean Lint Filter will flash the number of times for the
first digit of the code and the START indicator light will flash the number of times for the second digit. Take
separate counts of each indicator light, then repeat to confirm in order to be accurate in identifying the proper
error code. The code is obtained by counting the number of times the lights flash.
Example E24: The four indicator lights would flash twice indicating the 2 and the START indicator light will flash
four times indicating the 4. The four indicator lights and the START indicator light start flashing at the same time.
The control will pause for 2 seconds, then repeat the code.
NOTE
A letter appearing in the code stands for a number higher than nine. A = 10, B = 11, C = 12, D = 13, E = 14,
F = 15. Example Code E4A: the first digit would be 4 and the second digit would be 10. If this code would appear
on a washer in the Non-Digital Readout Display Models, the four indicator lights would blink four times and the
START indicator light would blink ten times.
Troubleshoot the problem by using the chart on page 3-15.
To move on to the next code, press the OPTIONS button.
To clear code, press the Select button. Code will be cleared when mode is exited.
To exit this mode, simultaneously press and hold the Select and Pause Cancel buttons for six seconds.
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Section 3 Electronic Control
Error Codes - Gallery Series
Function Test Sequence
1. Non-Digital Readout Display Models: Position the cycle selector knob to the 12 O’clock position.
Digital Readout Display Models: Position the cycle selector knob to the Normal cycle option.
2. Press and hold the SELECT and PAUSE CANCEL buttons simultaneously for six seconds.
3. Immediately after, press and hold the START and PAUSE CANCEL buttons simultaneously for 4 seconds.
The control will enter test mode, the buzzer will sound 3 times and all LED’S will rapidly flash.
After entering the test mode, the program knob can now be rotated to select the following tests:
Rotate the program knob clockwise from the start position:
1 turn: Drive motor runs; heat source is on. Drying LED is lit. “H” and the control thermistor reading will toggle
back and forth in the display.**
2 turns: Drive motor runs; heat source is off. Cool Down LED is lit and “AF” (Air Fluff) is displayed.
3 turns: Drive motor runs; heat source is off. Drying and Cool Down LED’s are lit and numbers appear in the display
showing moisture sensor readings. Opening the door (press in on door switch plunger) and placing a finger
on the both moisture sense bars at the same time will make the numbers decrease. In controls that do not
have a digit display, the More Dry LED should be ON. Opening the door (press in on door switch plunger)
and placing a finger on the both moisture sense bars at the same time will make the Damp LED come on.
4 turns: Drive motor runs; heat source is off.
Key test:
a. When the TEMP button is pressed, all the Temp LED’s should light. If the Temp selector is the rotary
knob, and the knob is rotated, there should be a key beep with each setting.
b. When the DRYNESS button is pressed, all the dryness level LED’s should light.
c. When the OPTION or Select button is pressed, all the Option LED’s should light.
d. When the START button is pressed, all the cycle status LED’s should light.
e. When the PAUSE CANCEL button is pressed, all the Cycle status LED’s should light.
5 turns: Drive motor runs; heat source is off. Cool Down LED is lit. Control thermistor reading is displayed.**
6 turns: Drive motor runs; heat source is on. Drying LED is lit. Control thermistor reading is displayed.**
**For models that do not have a digital display, the dryness LED’S could be used to determine the control thermistor
temperature reading. The number of flashes of the bottom three LED’S will determine the value of the temperature
as follows.
EXAMPLE: Normal flashes 1 time (Normal = HUNDRED’S)
Less Dry flashes 2 times (Less Dry = TEN’S)
Damp flashes 6 times (Damp = ONE’S)
Temperature = 126°F
To EXIT the test mode, press and hold the SELECT and
Pause Cancel buttons simultaneously for six seconds or
disconnect power from dryer. Dryer will be reset for
regular operation.
Flashing
Indicator
Lights
Figure 3-13. Thermistor Temperature
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Error Codes - Gallery Series
Error
Code
Label
Description
Section 3 Electronic Control
Solution
E10 General
Problem with communication Clear code, exit mode and start dryer. If problem persists, replace electronic
between EEPROM and the
control.
microprocessor.
E11 Checksum
Problem with communications Clear code, exit mode and start dryer. If problem persists, replace electronic
or memory did not check,
control.
one has become corrupted.
E12 Non fatal
Problem reading or writing to Clear code, exit mode and start dryer. If problem persists, replace electronic
the memory or input/output. control.
EEPROM
Fault
Error
R/W error
E24 Control NTC Control thermistor or its wir-
Remove wires from control thermistor. Measure resistance of thermistor. If
reading is not 50 K (± 10%), replace thermistor. If reading is within 50 K
(±10%), check wiring between thermistor and electronic control. If good,
replace electronic control.
E25 Control NTC Control thermistor or its wir-
Remove wires from control thermistor. Measure resistance of thermistor. If
reading is not 50 K (± 10%), replace thermistor. If reading is within 50 K
(±10%), check wiring between thermistor and electronic control. If good,
replace electronic control.
E4A Program
Press PAUSE CANCEL and SELECT buttons for 6 seconds to exit test modes.
Position cycle selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT and
touch START. Check for anything that would extend dry times such as: no
heat, restricted vent, blower fan blade broken or loose, dryer installed in
closet with solid door, or bad connection in moisture sensor bar circuit or
dirty bars. If dryer operates normally but code returns, replace electronic
control.
Short
Circuit
Open
Circuit
Time out
Fault
ing is shorted.
ing is open.
The drying time has
exceeded program time for
that cycle.
E5B Heater Fault Temperature reading of
Position cycle selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT
and touch START. Measure voltage across terminals on relay RL2 (heater
relay) on electronic control. If meter reads 240V on electric models and
120V on gas models, replace electronic control. If meter reads zero, remove
power from dryer. Disconnect wire going to NO terminal on the relay RL2.
Reconnect power and measure voltage drop between terminal COM on relay
RL2 and neutral. If meter reads zero, wire between incoming line and relay
RL2 is open. If meter reads 120V, check the rest of the heater circuit.
E68 Key (button) One of the keys (buttons) is
Enter function test mode and perform key (button) test to determine which
button is at fault. Carefully free the key (button) and perform the test again.
If button is free but the key struck code still exists, replace electronic control.
(no
heating)
control thermistor has not
changed in a certain amount
of time.
Struck Fault stuck closed (active).
E8C Too many
The safety (high limit) ther- Check for blocked lint filter, blocked exhaust, air leaks around air duct,
mostat has tripped too many broken blower fan blades, worn or loose drum seals, dryer installed in closet
times within a certain period with solid doors or door seal not correctly seated.
of program time.
EAF Watch Dog
Microcontroller has been
reset by internal Watchdog
timer.
trips in a
period of
time.
Reset
Clear code, exit mode and start dryer. If problem persists, replace electronic
control.
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Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Electrical Operation (Electric Dryers Models)
When the dryer is connected to electrical power, line 1
is connected to one side of the thermal limiter and the
COM terminal of the heater relay RL2 that is mounted
on the electronic control board. (See Section 6 Wiring
Diagrams or Wiring Schematic provided with the unit)
Power is applied to the control board through thermal
limiter to pin 1 of the eight pin plug. The electronic control board controls the operating temperature of the dryer
and the length of the cycle by either sensing the amount
of moisture in the
clothes or a fixed amount of time when timed dry is used.
Electronic Control Board Circuits:
Line 1 is applied to the control board at pin 1 of the eight
pin plug and neutral on pin 2 of the eight pin plug. The
control board receives inputs from the selector knob and
push buttons which programs the control, the contact
sensors that senses the amount of moisture in clothes
and the control thermistor which senses temperature in
the dryer. The control board uses these inputs to signal
the interface board, control the drive motor circuit by
opening and closing the contacts of relay RL1 and the
heater circuit by opening and closing the contracts of
relay RL2.
Drive Motor Circuit:
When the door is closed, the COM terminal is connected
to terminal NO of the door switch. From terminal NO,
power is applied to terminal J4-2 of the motor relay RL1
on the control board. When the control board closes
relay RL1, power is applied through terminal J4-1 to
terminal M4 of the drive motor.
Terminal M4 is connected inside the motor to one side
of the thermal overload (The thermal overload protects
the motor from being damaged by overheating.) The
other side of the thermal overload is connected to one
end of both the run winding and the start winding of the
drive motor. When the motor is not turning, the other
end of the startwinding is connected internally to terminal
M5 of the motor through the NC contact of the motor
centrifugal switch. The other end of the run winding is
also connected internally to terminal M5 which is
connected to neutral.
When the motor is not turning, the start winding and
the run winding are connected in parallel. When the
contacts of relay RL1 are closed, with the dryer door
closed, line 1 and neutral voltage are applied across both
the start and run windings of the drive motor.
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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
remove power from the start winding thus removing the
start winding from the circuit.
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 to pull the air through
the clothes and force it out the exhaust vent.
Temperature Sensing Circuit:
The temperature in the dryer is controlled by the control
thermistor and the electronic control board. The control
thermistor, mounted in the blower fan housing, is a
negative coefficient thermistor that decreases in
resistance as the temperature increases.
The electronic control board reads the resistance of the
thermistor and converts it into temperature. It compares
the reading from the thermistor to the temperature
setting for the cycle.
The Heating Circuit:
The electronic control board applies power to the heating
circuit through the contacts of heater relay RL 2. When
the electronic control senses the temperature in the drum
is below the programmed temperature, it closes the
contact of RL 2. This applies line 1 power through the
high limit thermostat that is mounted on the heating
element assembly.
The high limit thermostat is a safety device that prevents
the dryer from overheating if the contacts of the RL 2 fail
closed. The contacts of the high limit thermostat,
normally closed and are set to open at a temperature
above the preset temperature specifications of the
electronic control board. From the output terminal of the
high limit thermostat, line 1 is connected to one side of
the element and to pin 3 of the eight pin plug. The other
side of the heating element is connected to line 2 through
the contacts of the second centrifugal switch in the drive
motor. This switch prevents power from being applied to
the element if the motor is not running. The connection
to pin 3 allows the control to monitor the contacts of the
high limit thermostat. An error code will show if contacts
open above a preset number of times in a cycle.
Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Drying Time:
Drive Motor Circuit:
The amount of drying time is determined in one of two
ways:
When power is connected to the dryer, line 1 is applied
to the COM terminal of the door switch. When the door
is closed, the COM terminal is connected to terminal
NO of the door switch. From terminal NO, power is
applied to terminal J4-2 of the control board to the motor
relay RL1 on the control board. When the control board
closes relay RL1, power is applied through terminal J4-1
to terminal M4 of the drive motor.
1) A fixed amount of drying time may be set by
turning the SELECTOR knob to one of the fixed
drying times.
2) The AUTO DRY cycles a variable amount of time by
the size of the load, the amount of moisture in the
clothes and the dryness setting selected.
In the AUTO DRY cycles, the electronic control reads
the capacitance between the two sensor bars located in
the drum.
When wet clothes are placed in the dryer, the clothes
touch the sensor bars, and the moisture lowers the
capacitance between the sensor bars. As the dryer runs,
moisture is removed from the clothes and capacitance
between the bars increases. When the increase in
capacitance satisfies the electronic control, the cycle
status will change from “Auto Dry” to “Cool Down” and
the load is tumbled without heat. At the end of cycle,
the electronic control will turn the dryer off and the end
of cycle signal will sound.
Electrical Operation (Gas Dryers Models)
When the dryer is connected to electrical power, line 1
is connected to pin (1) of the eight pin plug of the control
board, the terminal marked COM on the door switch and
the COM terminal of the heater relay that is mounted on
the electronic control board. (See Section 6 Wiring Diagrams or Wiring Schematic provided with the unit) Pin
1 of the eight pin plug provides power to the electronic
control board. The electronic control board controls the
operating temperature of the dryer and length of the
cycle by either sensing the amount of moisture in the
clothes or a fixed amount of time when time dry is used.
Terminal M4 is connected inside the motor to one side
of the thermal overload (The thermal overload protects
the motor from being damaged by overheating.) The
other side of the thermal overload is connected to one
end of both the run winding and the start winding of the
drive motor. When the motor is not turning, the other
end of the start winding is connected internally to
terminal M5 of the motor through the NC contact of the
motor centrifugal switch. The other end of the run
winding is also connected internally to terminal M5 which
is connected to neutral.
When the motor is not turning, the start winding and the
run winding are connected in parallel. When the contacts
of relay RL 1 are closed, with the dryer door closed, line
1 and neutral voltage are applied across both the start
and run windings of the drive motor. With power applied
to both the start and run windings, the motor starts to
turn.
When the speed of the motor reaches about 80%of it’s
normal run speed, the contacts of the centrifugal switch
remove power from the start winding thus removing the
start winding from the circuit.
The drive motor preforms two tasks in the dryer. A pulley,
attached to one end of the motor shaft, uses a belt to
drive the dryer drum. The blower wheel, attached to the
other end of the motor shaft, pulls the air through the
clothes and forces it out the exhaust vent.
Electronic Control Board Circuits:
Temperature Sensing Circuit:
Line 1 is applied to the control board at pin (1) of the
eight pin plug and neutral is connected on pin 2 of the
eight pin plug. The control board receives inputs from
the selector knob and push buttons which program the
control, the contact sensors that senses the amount of
moisture in the clothes and the control thermistor which
senses the temperature in the dryer. The control board
use these inputs to signal the interface board, control
the drive motor circuit by opening and closing the
contacts of relay RL1 and the heater circuit by opening
and closing the contracts of relay RL2.
The temperature in the dryer is controlled by the control
thermistor and the electronic control board. The control
thermistor is mounted in the blower fan housing. The
thermistor is a negative coefficient thermistor that
decrease in resistance as the temperature increases.
The electronic control board reads the resistance of the
thermistor and converts it into temperature. The
electronic control compares the reading from the
thermistor to the temperature setting for the cycle and
cycles the heating circuit accordingly.
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Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
The Heating Circuit:
The electronic control board applies power to the heating
circuit through the contacts of relay RL 2. When the
electronic control senses that the temperature in the
drum is below the programmed temperature, it closes
the contact of heater relay RL2 applying line 1 to the
high limit thermostat. The high limit thermostat is a
safety device that prevents the dryer from overheating if
the contacts of the relay RL2 fail closed. The contacts
of the high limit thermostat, normally closed, are set to
open at a temperature above the preset temperature
specifications of the electronic control board. From the
output terminal of the high limit thermostat, line 1 is
connected to pin 3 of the eight pin plug, one side of the
holding coil of the gas valve, the secondary coil of the
gas valve and the sensor that is mounted on the burner
chamber.
The connection to pin 3 allows the control to monitor
the contacts of the high limit thermostat and An error
code will show if contacts open above a preset number
of times in a cycle.
The holding coil, secondary coil, booster coil, sensor
and igniter circuits interact with one another to assure
safe operation of the dryer gas burner.
The 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 controls the second chamber has one coil,
the secondary coil. (See Figure 3-14)
The other side of the holding coil, booster coil and igniter
are connected to neutral through the second centrifugal
switch in the motor (closed when the motor is running).
When power is applied across these circuits, current
flows through the holding coil, but the holding coil does
not have enough magnetic force to open the solenoid by
itself. At the same time, current flows through sensor
contacts providing power to the booster coil and the
igniter. When current flows through both the holding and
booster coils, the first chamber opens. The contacts of
the sensor are in parallel with the secondary coil. As
long as the contacts of the sensor remain closed, current
flow bypasses the secondary coil, and gas is prevented
from flowing through the second chamber of the valve to
the burner.
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N
L1
Figure 3-14. Gas Valve Operation
It is necessary to raise the temperature above 1100° F
to ignite gas. As current flows through the igniter, the
temperature of igniter raises from room temperature to
approximately 1800° F within 30 seconds. The contacts
of the sensor are heat sensitive and set to open above
the ignition temperature of gas. When the sensor
contacts open, current flows through the secondary coil,
opening the second chamber, allowing gas to the burner,
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 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.
Drying Time:
The amount of drying time is determined in one of two
ways:
1) A fixed amount of drying time may be set by
turning the SELECTOR knob to one of the fixed
drying times.
2) The AUTO DRY cycles a variable amount of time by
the size of the load, the amount of moisture in the
clothes and the dryness setting selected.
In the AUTO DRY cycles, the electronic control reads
the capacitance between the two sensor bars located in
the drum.
Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Electrical Tests For Electric Dryers Only
High Limit Thermostat Cycle Time
Trip: Run the following test at room temperature. Set
the Time Dry cycle for 30 minutes and the heat selection
at maximum setting. Place a 100% exhaust block on the
exhaust pipe. The dryer door should be open for this
test and the door switch held closed by tape or similar
means. The thermostat must open (heater off) between
35 to 120 seconds.
Reset: When the exhaust block is removed and the
door closed (keep tape over door switch), the thermostat
must reset (heat on) within 120 seconds.
Thermal Limiter Trip Time
Run the following test at room temperature. Set the
Time Dry cycle for 30 minutes and the heat selection at
maximum setting. Place a 100% exhaust block on the
exhaust pipe. The dryer door should be open for this
test and the door switch held closed. The thermal
limiter should trip and shut off the heaters after 1 to
5 minutes of operation. To enable this test, the High
Limit Thermostat must be bypassed and NTC2 should be
removed from the heat duct.
NOTE
This test renders the thermal limiter inoperative, a new
thermal limiter must be installed after this test.
Drum Temperatures
The following tests should be run with an unrestricted
exhaust. The location of the thermal couple is to be
the square in the lint grill which is 12 squares left from
the right edge of the lint blade and (2) squares forward.
The tip should extend 1.25” into the air grill. Set the
dryer timer as needed for each test. The recordable
temperature is to be the maximum temperature following the heater off of the 3rd cycle.
No load is to be used for following heat settings:
Heat Setting
Thermistor Status
Temperature °F
Max*
Medium*
Low*
Satisfied/Heater Off
Satisfied/Heater Off
Satisfied/Heater Off
120 to 160
110 to 140
95 to 130
Electrical Tests For Electric and Gas
Dryers
Continuity
When measured by an Ohm meter, there should be
no more than .1 Ohms resistance between the terminal block ground and any exposed metal dryer cabinet
component including control shafts and switches when
probed through or in any unpainted area.
Check continuity between motor frame and motor
support bracket using a continuity light. Test light must
illuminate when probing the motor frame with one end
of the test light and the motor bracket with the other.
If dryer fails continuity with a low voltage tester, check
continuity using 120 VAC.
Insulation Dielectric Strength
Disconnect ground link from the neutral of the terminal
block on the dryer. With dryer completely assembled
and with door closed, apply 120 VAC or more for one
second to the terminal block terminals or service cord.
Connect one probe to all three terminals and the other
probe to the back sheet. There shall be no more than
5mA of current during the one second test interval.
During the 1 second test, no drop in voltage below 120
VAC is permissible.
Motor Power
Audit - (power required after 20 seconds with no load,
motor CW direction, and no heat) 200 - 280 watts.
Line Test - (power required after 1-5 seconds with no
load, motor CW direction, and no heat) 210 - 290 Watts
Low Voltage Start
Dryer motor should start and operate at 100 volts (200
volts for 230 VAC, 50Hz dryers). The power will be
set to not dip below this voltage during any part of the
cycle. Increase voltage to allow for meter error and line
fluctuations. Test run with a 50 pound clothes load (25
pounds at 100% moisture) at “Maximum” heat setting.
* Each opening temperature should be equal to or
higher than the opening temperature for the next lower
temperature setting.
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Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Motor Protector Trip Time
When the motor is locked, the thermal protector must
open to shut off motor within 3 to 10 seconds.
This test also applies to the 50/60 Hz Motor when test
is conducted at 230VAC 60 Hz. Tests must be run at
120VAC (line voltage not to sag below this value when
the rotor is locked), unless specified otherwise.
NOTE
Tests must be run with a cold (ambient) motor. When
tested in the unit, a jumper harness will be needed to
bypass the software alarm for the motor not starting.
Without the jumper, the software will stop the cycle
within 3 seconds (before the thermal protector opens)
if motor movement is not detected.
Ignition Power
Power required for glow bar to light gas: 550 - 850 Watt
Minimum Operating Voltage
Dryer and gas valve to function properly at 100 Volts.
Reduced Gas Pressure
Reduce gas pressure to 1.0 inch in gage oil. Stop and
then restart dryer. Allow gas ignition system to recycle
and check to see that ignition is obtained.
Static Pressure
Static pressure at the exhaust exit (when using a 100%
exhaust block), as measured by a manometer, shall be
1.6 inch of gage oil, minimum.
High Limit Thermostat Cycle Time Trip
Electrical Tests For Gas Dryers
Manifold Pressure
Connect manometer to pressure tap on gas valve.
During burner operation, manometer reading should be
between 2.9 and 4.0 inches of gage oil.
Flames Entering Drying Chamber
Block exhaust and inspect flame length. The flames
should not be entering the drying chamber.
Flash Back Into Burner
With exhaust blocked, inspect for flash back into burner
during ignition.
Flame Failure
Shut off manual gas valve to extinguish flame. Sensor
must shut off gas valve within 90 seconds.
Power Interruption
Interrupt power momentarily for 2 seconds, motor
should not continue to run when power is restored.
Valve should not open when power is restored until
ignition device is re-energized.
Carbon Deposit
Inspect heater housing and burner tube for carbon
deposits after testing.
Ignition Time
Time required for glow bar to light gas: 50 sec. max.
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Trip: Run the following test at room temperature. Set
the control board cycle time for 30 minutes and the heat
selection for regular fabrics (max heat setting). Place
a 100% exhaust block on the exhaust pipe. The dryer
door should be open for this test and the door switch
held closed by tape or similar means. The thermostat
must open (heater off) between 25 to 110 seconds.
Reset: When the exhaust block is removed and the
door closed (keep tape over door switch), the thermostat
must reset (heat on) within 120 seconds.
Thermal Limiter Trip Time
Run the following test at room temperature. Set the
Time Dry cycle for 30 minutes and the heat selection at
maximum setting. Place a 100% exhaust block on the
exhaust pipe. The dryer door should be open for this
test and the door switch held closed. The thermal
limiter should trip and shut the dryer off after 1 to 5
minutes of operation. To enable this test, the High
Limit Thermostat must be bypassed and NTC2 should be
removed from the heat duct.
NOTE
This test renders the thermal limiter inoperative, a new
thermal limiter must be installed after this test.
Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Drum Temperatures
The following tests should be run with an unrestricted
exhaust. The location of the thermal couple is to be
the square in the lint grill which is 12 squares left from
the right edge of the lint blade and (2) squares forward.
The tip should extend 1.25” into the air grill. Set the
dryer timer as needed for each test. The recordable
temperature is to be the maximum temperature
following the heater off of the 3rd cycle.
No load is to be used for following heat settings:
Heat Setting
Thermistor Status
Temperature °F
Max*
Medium*
Low*
Satisfied/Heater Off
Satisfied/Heater Off
Satisfied/Heater Off
120 to 180
105 to 145
95 to 130
* Each opening temperature should be equal to or
higher than the opening temperature for the next lower
temperature setting.
Troubleshooting Flowcharts
The following pages are flowcharts for diagnosing and troubleshooting gas and electric dryers.
Electric dryer completely inoperative...............................................................
Gas dryer completely inoperative....................................................................
Electric and Gas dryers; blower motor runs but drum does not turn .................
Electric and Gas dryers; longer than normal drying times ................................
Electric dryer not heating properly..................................................................
Gas dryer not heating properly.......................................................................
Electric and Gas dryers; dryer over heating......................................................
Electric dryers; blower motor runs but dryer does not heat...............................
Gas dryers; blower motor runs but dryer does not heat....................................
Electric and Gas dryers; clothes not dry in auto cycle.......................................
Electric and Gas dryers; selector LEDs do not light. .........................................
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Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Electric dryer completely inoperative.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Note: If a fault code is displayed, the dryer will not operate.
Dryer completely
inoperative.
Does the control beep or
the LED flash when the
start button is pushed.?
No.
0.
Yes.
Measure the voltage drop
between the red wire on the
thermal limiter and neutral.
Is an error
code displayed?
Yes.
120VAC.
Defective household
power supply or
broken wire between
dryer terminal block
and thermal limiter.
No.
0.
Measure the voltage drop
between the orange wire on
the thermal limiter and
neutral.
Refer to error
code chart.
Measure the voltage drop
between pins 1 & 2 of J-4
Defective thermal
limiter.
120VAC.
120VAC.
Defective control
board.
Measure the voltage drop
between pins 1 & 2 of the
eight pin plug of the wire
harness to the control
board.
0.
Broken wire between
thermal limiter and
the control board or
open wire between
pin 2 and neutral.
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0.
Defective door
switch.
>120VAC - 0<
Check the resistance of the
control thermistor at room
temperature.
120VAC.
Defective control
board.
50,000 Ohms +/10%.
Defective
electronic
control.
More or less than
50,000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Defective
thermistor.
Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Gas dryer completely inoperative.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Note: If a fault code is displayed, the dryer will not operate.
Dryer completely
inoperative.
Does the control beep or
the LED flash when the
start button is pushed.?
No.
Yes.
Is an error
code display.
Measure the voltage drop
between pins 1 & 2 of the
eight pin plug of the wire
harness to the control
board.
Yes.
No.
0.
Defective household
power supply or
broken wire between
dryer terminal block
and thermal limiter.
120VAC.
Defective control
board.
Refer to error
code chart.
Measure the voltage drop
between pins 1 & 2 of J-4
120VAC.
0.
Defective control
board.
Defective door
switch.
>120VAC - 0<
Check the resistance of the
control thermistor at room
temperature.
50,000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Defective
electronic
control.
More or less
than 50,000
Ohms +/- 10%.
Defective
thermistor.
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Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Electric and Gas dryers; blower motor runs but drum does not turn.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Drive motor runs but
drum does not turn.
Belt broken or
off pulley.
Electric and Gas dryers; longer than normal drying times. (Possible E 4A)
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Longer than normal
drying times.
Yes.
Are the clothes wetter than normal
when removed from the washer?
Check washer
spin cycle.
No.
Is the vent restricted?
Yes.
Clear vent.
No.
Is the blower motor running
at full speed?
No.
Replace motor.
Yes.
Is the dryer level so the clothes
touch the sensor bars?
No.
Yes.
Level dryer.
Is the dryer heating properly?
Yes.
Review proper
programming of
the control with
the customer.
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No.
Refer to dryer not
heating properly
flow chart.
Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Electric dryers not heating properly (Possible E 5b)
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Electric dryer not heating
properly.
Program the dryer for a Normal
Cycle with High Temp and touch
Start . Measure the voltage drop
between L1 and L2 at the terminal
block.
Below 215 VAC.
Have customer
check house wiring.
Above 215 VAC.
Measure the voltage drop
between two terminals of the
heating element.
Not the same as
between L1 & L2.
Check for poor
connections in the
dryer heating circuit.
The same as
between L1 & L2.
Check the resistance of the
control thermistor at room
temperature.
50,000 Ohms +/10%.
Defective electronic
control.
More or less than
50,000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Defective
thermistor.
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Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Gas dryers not heating properly. (Possible E 5b)
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Gas dryer not heating
properly.
Program the dryer for a Normal
Cycle with Low Temp and touch
Start . Listen to hear if the burner
cycle.
Burner does
not cycle.
Burner cycle.
Check the burner area
for soot. Is the burner
burning clean?
Yes.
Check the resistance of the
control thermistor at room
temperature.
No.
53000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Clean the orifice
and check
the valve.
Check the
gas pressure
under flow.
More or less
than
53000 Ohms
+/- 10%.
Defective electronic
control.
Electric and Gas dryers; dryer over heating. (Possible E 8C)
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Dryer overheats.
Is the vent restricted?
Yes.
Clear vent
system.
No.
Check the resistance of the
control thermistor at room
temperature.
53000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Defective control
board.
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More or less than
53000 Ohms +/- 10%.
Defective
thermistor.
Defective
thermistor.
Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Electric dryers; drive motor runs but dryer does not heat.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Drive motor runs but
dryer does not heat.
Program the dryer for a Normal
Cycle with High Temp and touch
Start . Measure the voltage drop
between the two terminals of RL 2.
240 VAC.
Defective electronic
control board.
0.
Measure the voltage drop between the two terminals of the
high limit thermostat.
240 VAC.
Defective high
limit thermostat.
0.
Remove power from the dryer and
disconnect the black wire from RL 2.
Restart the dryer and measure the
voltage drop between red wire on
RL 2 and neutral
0.
Open wire from
terminal block.
120 VAC.
Remove power from the dryer,
reconnect the black wire from RL 2.
and disconnect the plug from the
drive motor. Restart the dryer and
measure the voltage drop between
yellow and white wire in the plug.
120 VAC.
Defective motor.
0.
Defective
heating element.
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Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Gas dryers; drive motor runs but dryer does not heat.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Drive motor runs but
dryer does not heat.
Program the dryer for a Normal
Cycle with High Temp and touch
Start . Measure the voltage drop
between the two terminals of RL 2.
120 VAC.
Defective electronic
control board.
Igniter glows full
brilliance or glows dim the
full minute.
Remove power, turn the gas off
to the dryer, disconnect the belt from the
motor, and remove the front panel. Program
the control for Normal Cycle High Temp
and observe the igniter for 1 minute.
Defective
sensor.
Igniter does
not glow.
0.
Defective high
limit thermostat.
Infinity.
Defective igniter.
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0.
Igniter glows full
brilliance then dims.
Defective
gas valve
or gas supply.
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.
Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Electric and Gas dryers; clothes not dry in auto cycle.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Clothes not dry in the
auto cycle.
Tested good.
Using the on function test do the 3
O’clock test. (Refer to pages 8)
Check that the dryer is
level or slightly tip
forward.
Failed test.
Are the sensor bars clean?
No.
Clean bars.
Yes.
Check the connections at the bars
and the wiring between the control
and the bars.
Checks good.
Replace the
electronic control.
Checks bad.
Tighten the connections or replace
the wire.
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Section 3 Electronic Control Testing
Electric and Gas dryers; selector LEDs do not light.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Selector LEDs do
not light.
Yes.
Defective interface
board.
Defective
harness.
Repair or
replace harness.
Do any of the LEDs light
No.
Check the wiring harness between
the control board and the interface
board.
Good
harness.
Replace the interface
board. If this does not
correct the problem,
replace the control
board.
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Component Teardown
This section explains how to access and remove components from a Frigidaire Affinity or Gallery Series Dryer, and has
been arranged in such a way as to simulate which components would need to be removed first in order to gain access
to other components. When following a component removal procedure, it may be necessary to reference another
component removal procedure listed earlier in this section.
IMPORTANT
Before continuing, please take note of the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS below.
WARNING
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 for Gas Dryers.
-
If it is necessary to remove a Dryer unit from its installation, use proper lifting techniques as units are heavy
and could fall resulting in serious injury or death. Pulling a unit from its installation should only be performed
by a trained authorized service technician or installer.
-
After service is completed, be sure all safety-grounding circuits are complete, all electrical connections are
secure, and all access panels are in place.
-
If unit was used prior to service, the heater assembly will be hot. Wear protective gloves and the appropriate
safety gear when working with heating assemblies.
-
If removing a door from a unit, remember that the doors are heavy. If they were to fall, they could cause
serious personal injury.
CAUTION
-
Metal edges may be sharp. Use caution and wear appropriate safety equipment when servicing dryers to avoid
personal injury.
-
If working in the motor area, remember that the heater element and tubing may be hot if used prior to
service and during testing.
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Section 4 Component Teardown
This section will describe how to access and remove
serviceable components from the dryer. Unless stated,
the procedure will be the same on all models. Unless
stated, reverse the procedure to reinstall the component.
Removing the Door (Affinity Models)
1. Protect a flat work surface, such as top of dryer or
floor near dryer, with a soft cloth or towel.
2. Open dryer door and remove the two hinge screws
with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove lower screw
first, then upper screw. (See Figure 4-1)
3. Supporting door with both hands, squarely lift door
and hinge upward approximately 3/8” (10 mm) so
“T” post on back of hinge can slide out through “T”
slot on front panel. (See Figure 4-2)
4. Gently place dryer door face down on flat, covered
work surface.
5. Locate the 5 indented head screws (no. 1-5) in the
small, circular recesses (at 11, 1, 4, 6, and 8 o’clock
positions) of the inner door. Remove and save these
5 screws. (See Figure 4-3)
Screws
Figure 4-1.
“T” Slot In
Front Panel
“T” Post On
Door Hinge
IMPORTANT
Do not attempt to remove the 2 “tamper resistant”
screws that hold the inner glass in place.
6. Locate the 2 pan head screws (no. 6-7) on the inner
door nearest the metal strike and center of hinge
(9 and 3 o’clock positions). Remove and save these
2 screws. (See Figure 4-3)
7. Separate inner door assembly from outer door
assembly.
Figure 4-2.
Figure 4-3.
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Removing the Door Strike and Hinge Assembly
(Affinity Models)
To access the door strike and hinge assembly, the door
must be removed from the unit and the inner and outer
panels separated.
1. Turn inner door assembly over to expose retaining
tabs of metal door strike. Grip tabs with pliers,
compress and push through door panel.
(See Figure 4-4)
2. Turn the inner door assembly back over and locate
the 2 pan head hinge screws. Extract the 2 screws
and separate the hinge from inner door assembly.
(See Figure 4-5)
Figure 4-4.
Hinge Screws
Door Handle Removal (Gallery Models)
The door handle is secured with two screws that pass
through the dryer door and fasten into the door handle.
To remove the door handle:
1. Open dryer door.
2. Extract the two handle screws with a #2 square bit,
and remove the handle by pulling straight out from
door. (See Figure 4-6)
Hinge Assembly
Figure 4-5.
Door Assembly Removal (Gallery Models)
The door assembly is secured to the front panel by
screws that pass through two hinges and fasten into the
front panel.
To remove the door assembly:
1. Open dryer door.
2. Extract the four screws using a Phillips head
screwdriver that secure the door hinges to dryer
front panel. Hold the door firmly before removing
the last two screws. (See Figure 4-7)
Screws
Figure 4-6.
Screws
Screws
Figure 4-7.
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Hinge Removal (Gallery Models)
The hinges are removed by extracting the two screws
using a Phillips head screwdriver that secure each hinge
to the door assembly. (See Figure 4-8)
Door Assembly Breakdown (Gallery Models)
The door assembly consists of two panels, the outer
lens, the inner glass with adapting mounting bracket and
the door strike. The door assembly must be removed to
access the door assembly components.
disassemble the door assembly: (See Figure 4-8)
Remove door assembly and lay on a clean surface.
Extract the Phillips head screws securing the hinges.
Extract the Phillips head screws from the opposite
side securing the two panels together.
4. From edge opposite the hinges, lift inner door panel
upwards then pull out from under lip of outer door
panel.
5. The door strike is removed by using a pliers and
compressing the door strike and then pushing it
through the inner panel. (See Figure 4-8)
6. The outer door glass is removed by pushing back
the retaining clips and lifting the outer door glass off
the adapter ring.
Screws
Screws
To
1.
2.
3.
Door Strike Shown
From Inside Inner
Door Panel
Compress Here
Figure 4-8.
Expandable
Tab
Door Gasket Removal (All Models)
The door gasket is secured to the inner door panel by
expandable tabs pushed through slots in the liner.
(See Figure 4-9)
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.
Slot in Door
Panel
Figure 4-9.
Lint Housing Cover Removal (All Models)
The lint housing cover is secured to the dryer inner front
panel with two screws that pass through the lint housing
cover and fasten into the dryer inner front panel. The
lint trap must be removed before removing the lint
housing cover.
To remove the lint housing cover:
1. Remove lint trap.
2. Extract the two screws with a #2 square bit from
each side of the lint housing cover. Pull cover from
unit. (See Figure 4-10)
4-4
Lint Trap
Screws
Lint
Housing
Cover
Figure 4-10.
Section 4 Component Teardown
Top Panel Removal (All Models)
Screws
The top panel is removed by extracting the two #2
square bit screws located along the rear edge of the top
panel. (See Figure 4-11) With the screws removed, slide
the top panel towards the rear until free of the retaining
clips located at the front of the side panels.
Figure 4-11.
Top Panel Mounting Bracket Removal (All Models)
The top panel mounting bracket is removed by first
removing the top panel, then extract the three #2
square bit screws located along the rear edge of the
bracket. (See Figure 4-12)
Screws
NOTE
The top panel mounting bracket may be removed with
the top panel attached. Do not remove the two screws
as shown in figure 4-11.
Console Panel Removal (All Models)
Figure 4-12.
Screws
The console panel is secured to the unit frame with a
screw that passes through a mounting bracket on each
side of the console panel, which then fastens into the
cabinet frame. The mounting bracket also has a tab
that locates into a slot in the cabinet frame face. The
bottom of the console panel has tabs that locate in slots
cut in the top of the front inner panel.
To remove the console panel:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the top panel.
2. Disconnect the electrical leads of console panel from
the wire harness at the three Molex connectors.
Remove grounding clip from top of front inner panel.
3. Extract the two screws with a #2 square bit that
secure the console to the cabinet frame.
(See Figure 4-13)
4. Lift the console panel upwards until the locating tabs
releases from the slot in the cabinet frame face.
then tilt the console panel away from the face of the
cabinet and remove from the unit.
Tab
Figure 4-13. Console Removal
Wiring not shown.
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Control Board Housing Removal (Gallery Models)
Electrical Connections Affinity Models Only
The control board housing is secured to the console
panel with five screws and five retaining tabs.
To remove the control board housing:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the top panel and console panel.
2. Disconnect all wire leads from console panel.
(See Figure 4-14)
3. Extract the five Phillips head screws securing the
control board housing to the console panel.
4. Release the two tabs at the bottom and the three
tabs at the top, and lift the control board out.
(See Figure 4-15)
Electrical Connections All Models
Figure 4-14. Affinity Control Shown
Tabs
NOTE
When handling and or replacing a control board it is
important the a technician have a wrist ground strap
on and connected to the cabinet or another grounding
position to prevent static electricity from damaging the
board.
Screws
NOTE
Be careful not to lose the springs for the button
assemblies.
5.
6.
2.
3.
4.
Program
Knob Pin
Knob Flange
Bezel
The temperature selection knob is removed by lifting
the program knob pin and knob flange bezel from
the inside of the console panel. (See Figure 4-16)
Using a pliers squeeze the lock rim of the knob shaft
and pull the knob out the front of the console panel.
Control Board Housing Removal (Affinity Models)
1.
Figure 4-15. Gallery Control Shown
To remove an Affinity series control board, follow
steps 1-3 above then lift the control housing off of
the console.
Release the two locking tabs and roll cover off of the
control.
With the control board removed, the interface board
will lift out. (See Figure 4-17)
Using a pair of needle-nose pliers, squeeze the shaft
of the selector knob and pull it out the front of the
console.
Selection Knob
Figure 4-16. Gallery Series
Interface Board
Program
Knob Pin
Control
Board
Selection Knob
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Figure 4-17. Affinity Series
Section 4 Component Teardown
Light Assembly Removal (All Models)
Tab
The light assembly is secured with a retaining tab to the
inner front panel. A plastic lens is secured to the light
assembly with three retaining clips which provides light
to the drum. The light assembly is only accessible by
removing the console panel.
To remove the light assembly:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the top panel and console panel.
2. Disconnect the electrical leads from the light
assembly terminals.
3. Press in the retaining tab and push light assembly
through inner panel, rotate 90 degrees to pull out
through hole in inner panel. (See Figure 4-18)
4. Remove the lens by pressing in on the sidewall of
the housing until the retaining latch releases, then
lift up and remove lens. (See Figure 4-19)
5. Remove the lamp by pressing in on the retaining clip
and pushing the light socket into the housing.
6. The lamp may now be removed from the fixture by
turning counterclockwise.
Electrical Leads
Figure 4-18. Light Assembly Removal
Press In Here
Electrical
Terminals
Retaining Clip
Door Switch Removal (All Models)
Figure 4-19.
The door switch is secured behind the front door panel
with two retaining clips.
To remove the control board housing:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove the top panel and console panel.
NOTE
The door switch for the Affinity Series has limited
access between the inner and outer front panels. If
unable to access the door switch retaining clips, the
outer front panel will need to be removed first. See
next page for details.
2.
3.
Press in on the two retaining latches and push door
switch through front panel. (See Figure 4-20)
Disconnect electrical leads from door switch. Switch
can now be tested and/or replaced.
Retaining
Latches
Electrical
Connections
Figure 4-20. Gallery Series Shown
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Front Panel Removal (All Models)
The front panel is secured with four screws, two screws
at each top corner and two along the bottom flange.
Two guide clips mounted to the inner edge of the front
panel slide into slots cut in the cabinet frame.
To remove the front panel:
1. Remove the door assembly and air duct cover.
2. Remove top panel and console, then disconnect door
switch wire leads from drum light and wire harness.
3. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the top
screw from the front air duct that is visible once the
air duct cover is removed. (See Figure 4-21)
4. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the two
screws from the bottom of the front panel, then the
two screws at the top of the front panel.
(See Figure 4-21)
5. Lift the front panel upwards then pull away from the
cabinet frame.
Front Air Duct Removal (All Models)
The front air duct is secured with two screws that pass
through the inner front panel and fasten into the front
air duct.
Screws
This Screw Must Be
Removed First To
Remove The Front
Panel
Front Air Duct Screws
Screws
Figure 4-21. Gallery Series Shown
To remove the front air duct:
1. Remove the front panel.
2. From the front of the front panel, use a #2 square
bit screwdriver and extract the two screws securing
the front air duct to the inside of the front panel.
(See Figure 4-21)
Outlet (Exhaust) Thermistor Removal
(All Models)
Electrical Connections
The outlet thermistor is mounted with a screw to the
front of the exhaust side of the blower outlet ducting.
To remove the outlet thermistor:
1. Remove the top panel, rear panel, console,
front panel, front inner panel and drum.
2. Disconnect the wire leads from the outlet
thermistor terminals.
3. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the
two screws securing the outlet thermistor to the
blower outlet duct. (See Figure 4-22) To remove
the grounding clip, extract the screw securing the
blower assembly to the unit base.
4-8
Screws
Blower Assy. Screw
Figure 4-22.
Section 4 Component Teardown
Rear Panel Removal (All Models)
The rear panel is secured with 17 screws to the unit
frame. The exhaust duct will need to be removed prior
to removing the rear panel. The electrical connections
must be disconnected from the unit behind the access
cover located on the rear panel. Electric heater models
require that the power cord is disconnected from the
terminals as shown in Figure 4-24. Gas models require
disconnecting the power cord at the Molex connector
located behind the access cover. Gas models do not
have a terminal block.
To remove the rear panel:
1. Disconnect the dryer from home electrical supply,
trip the circuit breaker to the OFF position, or
remove the fuse.
2. Pull the unit from its installation position and remove
the top panel and rear top brace.
3. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract screw “B”
securing access cover. Remove access cover.
Disconnect electrical leads from the dryer terminal
block (electric) or disconnect the molex connector
from 120 Volt power cord (gas).
4. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the 17
screws (Labeled “A” in Figure 4-24) securing the rear
panel to the rear of the unit. Remove the rear panel
from unit.
A
A
A
A
A
Access Cover
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Figure 4-23.
Molex Connector
Dryer Terminal
Block
Moisture Bar
Terminals
Moisture Sensing Bar Removal (All Models)
The moisture sensing bar is mounted to the lower back
wall of the drying compartment and secured with a
screw. The electrical connections are accessible only
with the rear panel removed.
To remove the moisture sensing bar:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and
remove top panel, top rear brace and rear panel.
2. Disconnect the electrical leads from the sensor
bar terminals. (See Figure 4-24)
Ground
Screw
Figure 4-24. Electric Dryer Models
NOTE
The electrical connection can be disconnected at the
molex connector and with the removal of the ground
wire screw as shown in Figure 4-24.
3.
4.
From inside the drying compartment, extract the #2
square bit screw securing the moisture sensing bars
to the back wall. (See Figure 4-25)
Lift the screw end of the moisture sensing bars up
and away from back wall of drying compartment
until tab is free, then pull from unit.
Screw
Figure 4-25.
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Belt Removal (All Models)
Belt
The belt circles the drum and has tension applied to it by
a spring mounted between the idler arm assembly and
the motor mount.
To remove the belt:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear panel, console and
front panel.
2. From the rear of the unit, reach under the drum and
pull the idler arm assembly to the right and release
the belt from the roller guides and motor pulley.
(See Figure 4-26)
Spring
Idler Arm
Figure 4-26.
Drum Bracket Removal (All Models)
The drum bracket is secured by two retaining tabs and
two screws at the front and rear inner panels.
To remove the top bracket:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear panel, console and
front panel.
2. From both ends of the bracket, use a #2 square bit
screwdriver and extract the four screws securing the
bracket to the inner front and inner rear panels.
(See Figure 4-27)
3. Lift upwards to release tabs, then pull out of unit.
Drum Bracket Screws
Front Inner Panel and Drum Removal
(All Models)
Inner Panel Screws
The front inner panel, which is secured to the unit frame
with four screws and two retaining tabs at the top, must
be removed to replace or remove a belt.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove top panel, rear panel, console and front
panel, then release belt from motor.
Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the two
screws securing the inner front panel to unit frame.
(See Figure 4-27)
Lift the front inner panel up to release the retaining
tabs, then outward. The drums front edge will fall
from the ledge of the inner front panel and guide
rollers unless otherwise supported.
Remove drum from unit by pulling the side panels
outward, then pulling the drum from the unit.
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Figure 4-27.
NOTE
It is recommended to have a second person to help
remove the drum as the front inner panel is removed
from the unit.
Section 4 Component Teardown
Roller Assembly Removal (All Models)
There are five roller assemblies that the dryer drum rides
upon. The roller shafts are secured to the outside of the
inner panels by a 9/16” nut. The rollers slide onto roller
shafts and are secured with triangular retainers.
To remove the roller assemblies:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front
panel, front inner panel and drum.
2. Using a 9/16” socket or wrench, remove the nut
from the roller shaft securing it to the inner panel.
A 3/8” wrench can be used on the opposite end
of the shaft to stop the shaft
from turning while loosening and tightening the
nut. (See Figure 4-28)
Retainers
Inner
Panel
9/16” Nut
Washers
Roller
Figure 4-28.
NOTE
With the drum removed, all roller assemblies
are accessible. Figure 4-28 illustrates the front roller
assemblies.
3. Pull roller assembly from inner panel.
4. Use a small flat bladed screwdriver and remove the
triangular retainer from the roller shaft. Pull the
roller from the roller shaft.
Exhaust
Duct
Exhaust Thermal Limiter Removal
(All Models)
The exhaust thermal limiter is mounted with screws to
the right side of the exhaust tube and is accessible from
the rear of the machine.
To remove the exhaust thermal limiter:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear top brace and rear panel.
2. From the rear of the unit, disconnect the wire leads
from the exhaust thermal limiter terminals.
3. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the two
screws securing the exhaust thermal limiter to the
exhaust tube. (See Figure 4-29)
Screws
Figure 4-29.
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Exhaust Tube Removal (All Models)
The exhaust tube is secured at the rear of the unit with
a screw to the unit base. A rubber seal slides over the
connection between the exhaust tube and the blower
assembly.
To remove the exhaust tube:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front
panel, front inner panel and drum.
2. Disconnect the wire leads from the exhaust thermal
limiter terminals. Slide rubber seal onto the exhaust
tube.
3. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the screw
securing exhaust tube to the unit base. Pull tube
out of blower assembly outlet. (See Figure 4-30)
Drum Vane Removal (All Models)
The drum vanes are secured with screws that pass
through the drum and fasten into the vanes.
To remove the drum vanes:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel.
2. Rotate the drum to access the screws on the exterior
of the drum. While supporting the drum vane, use
a #2 square bit screwdriver and extract the screws
securing drum vanes to interior of the drum.
(See Figure 4-31)
Screw
Figure 4-30.
Screws
Figure 4-31.
Rear Heat Duct Removal (All Models)
The rear heat duct is secured with four screws to the rear
inner panel.
To remove the rear heat duct:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front
panel, front inner panel and drum.
Screws
2. From the inside of the inner panel, using a #2 square
bit screwdriver and extract the screws securing the
rear air duct to the rear inner panel. From the back
of the unit, pull the rear air duct from the rear inner
panel. (See Figure 4-32)
Figure 4-32.
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Motor and Blower Assembly Removal and
Separation (All Models)
To remove the motor and blower assemblies:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front
panel, front inner panel and drum.
2. Disconnect wire harness connection from the motor.
(See Figure 4-33)
3. Using a 7/8” extended socket and while holding the
motor shaft from turning, loosen the blower wheel
from the shaft by turning clockwise. Spin blower
wheel clockwise until free of motor shaft.
(See Figure 4-34)
4. Using a small flat bladed screwdriver, lift the blower
housing lock over the tab and pull out of slot.
(See Figure 4-35)
5. Using a pliers, grab the motor clip at its outer edge,
then push down and away from the motor mounting
bracket until free of retaining tab. Remove motor
clip from motor assembly. (See Figure 4-36)
6. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the two
screws securing motor assembly to unit base.
(See Figure 4-33)
7. Disconnect blower outlet thermistor from wire
harness. Then, using a #2 square bit screwdriver,
extract the two screws securing blower assembly to
the unit base. (See Figure 4-34 )
8. Lift the motor off the motor mounting bracket and
pull motor out from the blower assembly.
9. Push the rubber seal covering off the exhaust tube
and blower assembly connection. Pull the blower
assembly towards the front of the unit until the tabs
on the blower assembly release from the unit base
and exhaust tube.
Electrical
Connection
Blower
Mounting
Tab
Ground
Screw
Idler Shoulder
Screw
Screws
Figure 4-33.
Use a 7/8” Socket
Disconnect
Thermistor
Screws
Figure 4-34.
Lift Housing Lock Over Tab
Motor
Figure 4-35.
Grab Here
With Pliers
Figure 4-36.
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Heat Shield Removal (All Electric Models)
NOTE
Screw
If unit was used prior to service, the heater assembly
may be hot. Refer to Warnings and Cautions at the
beginning of this section.
The heat shield is secured with a screw to the mounting
bracket for the heater assembly.
To remove the heat shield:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front
panel, front inner panel and drum.
2. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the screw
securing the heat shield to the heater mounting
bracket. (See Figure 4-37)
Figure 4-37.
Electric Heater Function
The electric heater assembly consists of three 5500 Watt
elements that are energized as needed by the electronic
control. Under normal circumstances where the unit is
starting at ambient temperature (below 100°F), all
heating elements should turn on. Above 100°F (in the
exhaust), any number of heating elements may be on
depending on selected cycle, temperature settings,
options and previous state of elements. Unless there is
a high vent restriction or faulty thermistor, the heater
element conditions will be controlled by an exhaust NTC.
Screw
Heater Assembly Removal (All Electric Models)
Electrical
Connections
NOTE
If unit was used prior to service, the heater assembly
may be hot. Refer to Warnings and Cautions at the
beginning of this section.
The heater assembly is secured to a mounting bracket
in the front and secured with two screws. The rear of
the heater slides into the heat duct and is secured with a
screw to the right rear of the heater assembly.
1. Remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front
panel, front inner panel, drum and heat shield.
2. Disconnect all wire leads from the components
mounted to the heater assembly, labeling as needed
to assure proper connection.
3. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the two
screws at the front of the heater assembly and the
single screw at the right rear. (See Figure 4-38) Pull
the heater assembly from heat duct.
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Screws
Figure 4-38.
Section 4 Component Teardown
Thermal Limiter and Safety Thermostat Removal
(All Electric Models)
The thermal limiter and safety thermostat are mounted
to the left side of the heater assembly and secured in
position with screws.
Safety
Thermostat
To remove the thermal limiter and safety thermostat:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front
panel, front inner panel and drum.
2. Disconnect the electrical leads from the thermistor
that is to be checked or replaced.
3. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the two
screws securing thermistor mounting bracket to the
heater assembly. (See Figure 4-39)
Thermal
Limiter
Figure 4-39.
Gas Heater Assembly Breakdown
The gas heater assembly consists of supply manifold
pipe, gas valves and coils, ignitor, burner and
combustion tube with sensors.
Safety
Thermostat
Heater
Assembly
Tube
WARNING
Always shut off the gas supply before servicing an gas
dryer.
Thermal Limiters Removal (All Gas Models)
The thermal limiter and safety thermistor are mounted
to the upper left hand side of the combustion tube
assembly.
Thermal
Limiter
Figure 4-40.
To remove the thermal limiter and safety thermistor:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front
panel, front inner panel and drum.
2. Disconnect the electrical leads from the thermal
limiter and safety thermistor.
3. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the
screws securing the sensors to the combustion tube.
(See Figure 4-40)
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Gas Valve Wire Harness Connections
(All Gas Models)
To remove the wire harness connections:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front
panel, front inner panel and drum.
2. Label the connections as needed prior to
disconnecting.
3. Disconnect at the Molex connectors for the ignitor,
sensor and main wire harness.
(See Figure 4-41)
4. Disconnect wire leads from gas valve coil terminals.
To Gas Valve
Coils
To Ignitor
Gas Valve Coil Removal (All Gas Models)
The gas valve coils are secured by a bracket that has
two screws fastened into the gas valve body. Small
plastic pins locate the coils for proper
alignment.
To remove the gas valve coils:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front
panel, front inner panel and drum.
2. Disconnect the two wire harness leads from the gas
valve coil terminals.
3. Using a #2 Phillips head screwdriver, extract two
screws securing the coil bracket to the valve body.
Remove bracket from valve body. (See Figure 4-42 )
4. Pull coils from valve body.
To Sensor
Figure 4-41.
Screws
DO NOT
GRIP
HERE
Plastic Coil
Pins
Figure 4-42.
4-16
To
Control
Section 4 Component Teardown
Manifold and Burner Assembly Breakdown
(All Gas Models)
Valve Mounting
Bracket Screws
In order to separate the manifold from valve body, the
burner assembly must be removed from the valve body.
A screw at the rear of the unit secures the manifold to
rear frame as well as two screws securing the manifold
to unit base. All electrical connections must be
disconnected prior to removing the manifold.
To remove the manifold and burner assembly:
1. Shut off gas supply to dryer.
2. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then
remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front
panel, front inner panel and drum.
3. Disconnect all electrical connections from gas valve,
coils, ignitor and wire harness. (See Figure 4-41)
4. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the screw
from the rear of the unit base securing the manifold
mount to the unit base. (See Figure 4-43)
5. Extract the two screws from the manifold mount
located beneath the combustion tube.
(See Figure 4-43)
6. Extract the screw from the bent down tab at the
entrance of the combustion tube. (See Figure 4-43)
7. The gas valve and burner assembly with the
manifold attached, can now be pulled out of the
combustion tube.
8. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the
screws securing the burner assembly to the gas
valve mounting bracket. (See Figure 4-44)
9. Extract the three screws securing the gas valve
mounting bracket to the gas valve and manifold.
Remove the gas valve mounting bracket from the
assembly. (See Figure 4-43)
10. Extract the screw securing ignitor to the gas valve
mounting bracket. Lift ignitor off the tab and remove
from bracket. (See Figure 4-44)
11. Separate the manifold from gas valve by using a
1-3/16” open end wrench or a large adjustable
wrench, and grabbing the gas valve body on the
square section directly above the manifold. Turn gas
valve body counter clockwise to remove.
(See Figure 4-45)
Screws
Figure 4-43.
Screws
Ignitor Screw
Figure 4-44.
Manifold
Figure 4-45.
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Section 4 Component Teardown
Combustion Tube Removal ( All Gas Models)
The combustion tube is secured to a mounting bracket in
the front and secured with two screws. The rear of the
combustion tube slides into the heat duct and is secured
with a screw to the right rear of the combustion tube.
To remove the combustion tube:
1. Remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front
panel, front inner panel and drum.
2. Remove burner and gas valve assembly.
3. Disconnect the safety and thermal limiters from wire
harness.
4. Using a #2 square bit screwdriver, extract the two
screws at the front of the combustion tube and the
single screw at the right rear. (See Figure 4-46)
5. Pull the combustion tube from heat duct.
Screws
Figure 4-46.
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Section 5 Troubleshooting
The following troubleshooting chart involves problems arising from improper drying techniques and are not valid
service issues. 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.
For Troubleshooting the electronic control and error codes, See Section Three Electronic Control.
Problem
Correction
Cause
Greasy, oily
stains
1. Fabric softener sheet.
1. Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap. Rinse and
rewash.
2. Place fabric softener sheet on top of load before starting the dryer.
3. Some “silk-like” fabrics should be air dried.
4. Add a few bath towels to small loads for proper
tumbling.
5. Use proper drying temperature.
Lint
1. Overloading.
2. Over dying causes static
electricity.
3. Lint screen not clean when
cycle began.
4. Lint is attached to “pills.”
1. Reduce load size and rewash using liquid fabric
softener in the final rinse.
2. Or, add a fabric softener sheet and tumble without
heat.
3. Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.
4. Check that lint filter is clean and in place.
Pilling
(Fibers break
off, ball up and
cling to fabric.)
1. Over dying.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Shrinking
1. Temperature too high.
2. Over dying.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Wrinkling
1. Overloading.
1. Reduce load size and tumble at medium or low heat
for 5-10 minutes.
2. Remove items immediately. Hang or fold.
2. Leaving items in dryer after
cycle ends.
Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.
Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.
Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on
collars and cuffs.
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.
5. Block knits into shape.
5-1
Section 5 Troubleshooting
The following troubleshooting chart involves common concerns that are not the result of defective workmanship or
materials in this dryer. Some problems below involve improper installation and issues arising from the users
household water supply. See the Use and Care guide for the unit in question and the Installation Section in this
manual.
Problem
Dryer does not
start.
Cause
Correction
1. Electrical power cord is not
securely plugged in or plug
may be loose.
2. House fuse blown or circuit
breaker tripped.
3. Thermal limiter tripped.
1. Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
LCD displays DEMO
mode.
1. Dryer has been programmed
to temporarily perform a
repeating demo cycle.
1. To return to the factory default settings,
press and hold the temperature and dryness
buttons at the same for 5 seconds.
Dryer runs but
won’t heat.
1. 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.
(Electric models)
2. Gas supply valve is not open
(gas models).
3. Dryer does not have enough air
supply to support the burner
flame (gas models).
4. LP gas supply tank is empty or
there has been a utility
interruption of natural gas (gas
models).
1. Replace fuse.
1. Lint filter is clogged with lint.
1. Make sure all lint has been removed from dryer
lint filter before starting each cycle.
2a. Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in
diameter and made of rigid or semi-rigid metal.
2b. When in place, the duct must have no more
than two 90° bends and must not exceed length
listed in Installation Instructions.
3. Drying time will be 20% longer than drying
on a 240 volt circuit.
4. See “Operating Instructions.”
Drying cycle takes
too long, outside of
the dryer feels too
hot or smells hot.
2. Exhaust duct requirements have
not been met.
3. Electric dryer is connected to a
208 volt circuit.
4. Drying procedures have not been
followed.
5. Outside exhaust hood or exhaust
duct may be clogged or
restricted.
6. High humidity.
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2. Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
3. Test and replace thermal limiter.
2. Check to make sure supply valve is open. See
Installation Instructions for procedure.
3. See Installation Instructions.
4. Refill or replace tank. Dryer should heat
when utility service is restored.
5. Clean out any obstruction.
6. Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.
Section 5 Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Scratching or
1. Foreign objects such as coins,
chipping of the drum
pins, clips or buttons are inside
finish.
the dryer.*
2. Permanently attached items such
as belt buckles, zippers and
fasteners may be hitting the
inside of the drum.*
Correction
1. Always remove foreign objects from pockets
before laundering. Remove objects from drum
and restart dryer.
2. It may be necessary to sew 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.
Electrical Tests For Electric and Gas Dryers
Continuity
When measured by an Ohm meter, there should be no more than .1 Ohms resistance between the terminal block
ground and any exposed metal dryer cabinet component including control shafts and switches when probed through
or in any unpainted area.
Check continuity between motor frame and motor support bracket using a continuity light. Test light must illuminate
when probing the motor frame with one end of the test light and the motor bracket with the other. If dryer fails
continuity with a low voltage tester, check continuity using 120 VAC.
Insulation Dielectric Strength
Disconnect ground link from the neutral of the terminal block on the dryer. With the dryer completely assembled and
with the door closed, apply 120 VAC or more for one second to the terminal block terminals or service cord.
Connect one probe to all three terminals and the other probe to the backsheet. There shall be no more than 5mA of
current during the one second test interval. During the 1 second test, no drop in voltage below 120 VAC is
permissible.
Motor Power
Audit - (power required after 20 seconds with no load, motor CW direction, and no heat) 200 to 280 watts.
Line Test - (power required after 1-5 seconds with no load, motor CW direction, and no heat) 210 to 290 watts.
Low Voltage Start
The dryer motor should start and operate at 100 volts (200 volts for 230 VAC, 50Hz dryers). The power will be set to
not dip below this voltage during any part of the cycle. Increase the voltage to allow for meter error and line
fluctuations. Test the run with a 50 pound clothes load (25 pounds at 100% moisture) at “Maximum” heat setting.
Motor Protector Trip Time
When the motor is locked, the thermal protector must open to shut off motor within 3 to 10 seconds. This test also
applies to the 50/60 Hz Motor when test is conducted at 230VAC 60 Hz. Tests must be run at 120VAC (line voltage
not to sag below this value when the rotor is locked), unless specified otherwise.
NOTE
Tests must be run with a cold (ambient) motor. When tested in the unit, a jumper harness will be needed to bypass
the software alarm for the motor not starting. Without the jumper, the software will stop the cycle within 3 seconds
(before the thermal protector opens) if motor movement is not detected.
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Section 5 Troubleshooting
Electrical Tests For Electric Dryers Only
High Limit Thermostat Cycle Time
Trip:
Run the following test at room temperature. Set the Time Dry cycle for 30 minutes and the heat selection at
maximum setting. Place a 100% exhaust block on the exhaust pipe. The dryer door should be open for this test and
the door switch held closed by tape or similar means. The thermostat must open (heater off) between 35 to 120
seconds.
Reset :
When the exhaust block is removed and the door closed (keep tape over door switch), the thermostat must reset
(heat on) within 120 seconds.
Thermal Limiter Trip Time
Run the following test at room temperature. Set the Time Dry cycle for 30 minutes and the heat selection at
maximum setting. Place a 100% exhaust block on the exhaust pipe. The dryer door should be open for this test and
the door switch held closed. The thermal limiter should trip and shut off the heaters after 1 to 5 minutes of
operation. To enable this test, the High Limit Thermostat must be bypassed and NTC2 should be removed from the
heat duct.
NOTE
This test renders the thermal limiter inoperative, a new thermal limiter must be installed after this test.
Drum Temperatures
The following tests should be run with an unrestricted exhaust. The location of the thermal couple is to be the square
in the lint grill which is 12 squares left from the right edge of the lint blade and (2) squares forward. The tip should
extend 1.25” into the air grill. Set the dryer timer as needed for each test. The recordable temperature is to be the
maximum temperature following the heater off of the 3rd cycle.
No load is to be used for the following heat settings:
Heat Setting
Max*
Medium*
Low*
Thermistor Status
Satisfied/Heater Off
Satisfied/Heater Off
Satisfied/Heater Off
Temperature (°F)
120 to 160
110 to 140
95 to 130
* Each opening temperature should be equal to or higher than the opening temperature for the next lower
temperature setting.
5-4
Section 5 Troubleshooting
Electrical Tests For Gas Dryers
Manifold Pressure
Connect manometer to pressure tap on gas valve. During burner operation, manometer reading should be between
2.9 and 4.0 inches of gage oil.
Flames Entering Drying Chamber
Block exhaust and inspect flame length. The flames should not be entering the drying chamber.
Flash Back Into Burner
With exhaust blocked, inspect for flash back into burner during ignition.
Flame Failure
Shut off manual gas valve to extinguish flame. Sensor must shut off gas valve within 90 seconds.
Power Interruption
Interrupt power momentarily for 2 seconds, motor should not continue to run when power is restored. Valve should
not open when power is restored until ignition device is re-energized.
Carbon Deposit
Inspect heater housing and burner tube for carbon deposits after testing.
Ignition Time
Time required for glow bar to light gas: 50 sec. max.
Ignition Power
Power required for glow bar to light gas: 550 - 850 W
Minimum Operating Voltage
Dryer and gas valve to function properly at 100 Volts.
Reduced Gas Pressure
Reduce gas pressure to 1.0 inch in gage oil. Stop and then restart dryer. Allow gas ignition system to recycle and
check to see that ignition is obtained.
Static Pressure
Static pressure at the exhaust exit (when using a 100% exhaust block), as measured by a manometer, shall be 1.6
inch of gage oil, minimum.
High Limit Thermostat Cycle Time Trip
Trip:
Run the following test at room temperature. Set the control board cycle time for 30 minutes and the heat selection
for regular fabrics (max heat setting). Place a 100% exhaust block on the exhaust pipe. The dryer door should be
open for this test and the door switch held closed by tape or similar means. The thermostat must open (heater off)
between 25 to 110 seconds.
Reset:
When the exhaust block is removed and the door closed (keep tape over door switch), the thermostat must reset
(heat on) within 120 seconds.
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Section 5 Troubleshooting
Electrical Tests For Gas Dryers
Thermal Limiter Trip Time
Run the following test at room temperature. Set the Time Dry cycle for 30 minutes and the heat selection at
maximum setting. Place a 100% exhaust block on the exhaust pipe. The dryer door should be open for this test and
the door switch held closed. The thermal limiter should trip and shut the dryer off after 1 to 5 minutes of operation.
To enable this test, the High Limit Thermostat must be bypassed and NTC2 should be removed from the heat duct.
NOTE
This test renders the thermal limiter inoperative, a new thermal limiter must be installed after this test.
Drum Temperatures
The following tests should be run with an unrestricted exhaust. The location of the thermal couple is to be the square
in the lint grill which is 12 squares left from the right edge of the lint blade and (2) squares forward. The tip should
extend 1.25” into the air grill. Set the dryer timer as needed for each test. The recordable temperature is to be the
maximum temperature following the heater off of the 3rd cycle.
No load is to be used for the following heat settings:
Heat Setting
Max*
Medium*
Low*
Thermistor Status
Satisfied/Heater Off
Satisfied/Heater Off
Satisfied/Heater Off
Temperature (°F)
120 to 180
105 to 145
95 to 130
* Each opening temperature should be equal to or higher than the opening temperature for the next lower
temperature setting.
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Section 6 Wiring Diagrams
Affinity Series With Electric Heater
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Section 6 Wiring Diagrams
Affinity Series With Gas Heater
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Section 6 Wiring Diagrams
Gallery Series With Electric Heater
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Section 6 Wiring Diagrams
Gallery Series With Gas Heater
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