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2013 Frigidaire Electrolux Dryer Model FRQG7000LW0
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Post# 901699   10/4/2016 at 05:54 (320 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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What do you guys think the problem could be with this dryer I found on CL?  I haven't bought it but considering it if I can get some insight.  My GE is doing fine but I'd still like to get one like this to better match the Asko's cabinet size and I can build a pedestal to match the one I built for the Asko.

Thanks guys

 

Here's the ad:

 

2013 Frigidaire Electrolux Dryer Model FRQG7000LW0
Gas - not electric.
$40
I bought this new in 2013 for $400! Only 3 years old!
Spins but does not heat. Just stopped heating 3 days ago...
Swapped out the solenoids ($20) with new ones but that did not fix it.
I purchased a new thermal limiter ($15) but did not install it - lost interest. Yours for free!
This seems like a simple fix - fuse or thermostat... It is just not firing.
Never had a problem until this!
Text me if interested.



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Post# 901710 , Reply# 1   10/4/2016 at 07:31 (320 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Non Heating FD Gas Dryer

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My bet would be the TL. These are ok dryers, cheaply built but about equal to GE, LG and Samsung etc, diffidently still a major grade below SQ, WP and Maytag in overall construction.

 

I would estimate that the last three brands of dryers will outlast the first group by at least twice over.


Post# 901777 , Reply# 2   10/4/2016 at 16:43 (319 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Thanks John, I knew you would answer.


Post# 901816 , Reply# 3   10/5/2016 at 00:15 (319 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Had a similar issue with my duet Gas dryer last year.  I bought it and it sat for almost a year.  Went to fire it up, no heat.  Replaced all the common things mentioned, and still nothing.  Turned out it was a bad gas valve.  Replaced it with one on ebay and it's been running fine since.


Post# 901971 , Reply# 4   10/6/2016 at 03:57 (318 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I'll probably pass on this one...even though it's cheap and I like to tinker, I don't want to throw money at it.


Post# 901982 , Reply# 5   10/6/2016 at 05:51 (318 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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Wouldn't you be better off with a Whirlpool compact dryer? I suppose that would be about the same size as your Asko washer.

Post# 902103 , Reply# 6   10/7/2016 at 05:48 (317 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I'd consider it if it is gas fueled.  I just saw this one and thought if it was simple enough repair I'd get it since it is certainly cheap enough.


Post# 903610 , Reply# 7   10/19/2016 at 11:10 (304 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Well....the guy with this dryer knocked the price down to only $20 so I figured, "Hey, what have I got to lose"?  So last night on my way to Vanderbilt I stopped by his house and picked the little booger up.  When I awaken this afternoon I'll unload it from the back of my Jimmy and fiddle with it. 


Post# 903651 , Reply# 8   10/19/2016 at 21:49 (304 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I took the front off the dryer to access the burner and igniter...tested the continuity and it has none.  Just as I suspected.  I ordered a new one for $20.  Hopefully it will fix it and I will have a nice dryer for total of $40.  The price tag still on the back of it reads $599!

 

Hey....this is my 1000th post!!


Post# 903681 , Reply# 9   10/20/2016 at 08:40 (303 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
faulty

igniter coils perhaps?

Post# 903740 , Reply# 10   10/20/2016 at 16:51 (303 days old) by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
What in the world are igniter coils?

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I guess you might mean gas valve coil's, but if the ignator has no continuity I think I'd replace the igniter Lol

Post# 903788 , Reply# 11   10/21/2016 at 06:20 (303 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Thats what I meant

as the coils are energized by the igniter and temp. limit circuits. Not exactly multiplexed, or are they?

Post# 904544 , Reply# 12   10/28/2016 at 00:05 (296 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Well it actually was one of the thermal limiters.  It had opened  for whatever reason.  Replaced just now and the dryer is operational!!  I was surprised to find the new limit switch was made in USA! Now to build a pedestal for it.  I'm still gonna keep the old reliable GE in storage though, at least for a while.


Post# 904562 , Reply# 13   10/28/2016 at 07:00 (296 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Thermal Limiter

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The one near the gas burner is a very common problem on these dryers, but overall these are a better performing dryer than the Westinghouse-WCI-Frigidaire design that has been in production since around 1964 in various forms.

 

With the 4 roller drum support and not having the entire back of the drum heated to 300F clothing will fare better, unfortunately build quality like most FD appliances these days is not great and this new style dryer is harder to get into to work on.

 

But still it was a great deal and you get the satisfaction of saving a dryer from the crusher, and maybe saving someone from buying a Chinese or Korean piece of crap and shipping more jobs and money out of the country.


Post# 904616 , Reply# 14   10/28/2016 at 18:35 (295 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Yeah John, I love to tinker with stuff.  It wasn't easy to get to as you said.  It seems to do an ok job drying, but I have noticed it stops a little early leaving the clothes a slightly damp.  I'm experimenting with the settings to see what works best.  My GE would roast a turkey if I put it on the rack inside!  Talk about convection cooking haha.  I'm not sure I like the electronics in the Frigidaire though.  Anyway, I'm just playing with it.  If nothing else, I can always sell it for $50 and make a small profit.


Post# 904659 , Reply# 15   10/29/2016 at 07:34 (295 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Frigidaire Gas Dryer

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With the price of new gas dryers in the $500-900 dollar range a serviced and working used one that is just a few years old should easily be worth $150-say $250 easily, don't sell your ability and good work short.


Post# 905145 , Reply# 16   11/2/2016 at 06:16 (291 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Got the pedestal built and installed the "new" dryer yesterday.  Anyone know if there's a way to make the drum light be on while it's drying?  I mean, it's kind of silly to have a dryer with a window and the light not on!  I'm sure I could rig it up some way.


Post# 911602 , Reply# 17   12/18/2016 at 08:15 (244 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        
Cycle times

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Ok, now after having this dryer installed for over a month now, I'm wondering if either the moisture sensor in the drum or the thermistor may be faulty.  When I use one of the preset programs such as Towels, it seems to stop early and leave everything damp...as though it isn't sensing the moisture (brand new vent duct and excellent air flow outside).  I can set it on timed dry 60 min (the old GE took about the same for an all cotton towel load) and everything is perfectly dry.  My scrubs will dry in about 30min.  I checked the resistance of the thermistor while I was tinkering on it outside and it checked out...but that doesn't necessarily mean anything.  I can get a new thermistor on ebay cheap and it's right in the front under the lint filter box.  Is there any way to test the moisture sensor in the back of the drum?  I don't want to order one just for poops and giggles if that's not the problem.  Otherwise we have been very pleased with the dryer itself.  I just want it to function as it's supposed to on sensor dry.  Suggestions?


Post# 911633 , Reply# 18   12/18/2016 at 10:31 (244 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
If you have the dryness

selector on more, rather than normal/med. or less, it beats me.
My Whirlpool product is just the opposite. Clothes are dry with 12 to 16 minutes left on most loads.
Scrubs are light fabric and dry quickly.
The spin speed of the washer also.
Wonderfull wedding photo by the way! Congratulations to you both!


Post# 911785 , Reply# 19   12/19/2016 at 08:21 (243 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Thanks Mike! That pic was taken in 2012 on our actual 10th anniversary...we became legal in Washington DC. I just like to swap my pic once in a while.

The dryer is set on more dry and hi heat. I may just change the thermistor for the heck of it. Not the end of the world either way. It still does a good job.


Post# 912153 , Reply# 20   12/22/2016 at 11:53 (240 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

Have you tried cleaning the sensor bars with some alcohol? Previous owner may have used dryer sheets, which can sometimes leave a residue on the sensor and lint filter.

Post# 912392 , Reply# 21   12/24/2016 at 06:31 (239 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I cleaned everything while I had it apart, including those sensor bars with alcohol as that was my first thought. I tested the thermistor and it checked out electronically, but that's not always a guarantee to be correct. Like I said, it ain't the end of the world. I just use timed dry 45-60 mins and all is fine.

Post# 912535 , Reply# 22   12/25/2016 at 08:53 (237 days old) by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Make sure the dryer is leveled in such a way that the closing is actually contacting the sensor bars regularly.

Post# 912616 , Reply# 23   12/26/2016 at 01:50 (237 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Hey John, Right now it's perfectly level.  I thought about leaning it back a little to see if that would make any difference.


Post# 912972 , Reply# 24   12/29/2016 at 07:37 (233 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I turned the front feet out about an inch.  I ran one load of towels so far on sensor setting and they were dry.  One thing I notice about this dryer...it seems the drum turns faster than my GE did...the clothes tend to stick to the drum more instead of dropping down.  Still for $20 it does ok.  It has good airflow outside.  On a cold day I can see the steamy exhaust going way out in the yard.





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