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57 Frigidaire Dryer Fan Puzzle!
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Post# 1034544   6/5/2019 at 10:52 by Marks (Tucker, GA)        

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Hi Everyone,
Does any literature exist or does anyone know what the fan set up in an airflow (not the more common filtrator) Frigidaire dryer looks like? Is it a blade fan or a cage fan?
This is the fan shroud, and unfortunately this dryer was moror-less upon arrival, but this is the motor and fan I found. If this is the correct fan, I will just have to modify the propeller shaft length, but if this had a cage fan, Iíll have to find one that fits AND modify the propeller shaft!!! Old machines are never easy!

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Post# 1034563 , Reply# 1   6/5/2019 at 13:30 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
"radial" fan

That housing would use a radial flow,"centrifugal" type impeller-but not "squirrel cage"-that style will plug with lint.Original fan was probably bakelite with slightly curved radial blades.A GE fan might work-fits a 1/2" shaft-but not sure if GE is correct rotation.

Post# 1034576 , Reply# 2   6/5/2019 at 15:22 by Marks (Tucker, GA)        

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Could you dig up a pic of one? I'm finding a few different designs online.

Post# 1034597 , Reply# 3   6/5/2019 at 18:36 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

the one I'm thinking of was used in GE dryers ~1960s-mid 90s era,some of the modern replacements of this are yellowish nylon instead of black bakelite.Looks like GE fan is correct rotation for the Frigidaire.I'll look in my spares stash to see if I have one handy to measure up.

Post# 1034609 , Reply# 4   6/5/2019 at 20:44 by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Fan for a 57 Frigidaire dryer

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Yes you need a centrifugal fan blade, the GE fan could fit but itís probably too big in diameter not really thick enough, it shouldnít be too hard to find an old Frigidaire fan however.


Post# 1034633 , Reply# 5   6/6/2019 at 13:19 by Marks (Tucker, GA)        

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I've come across some newer Frigidaire blowers and tons of GE's and even a metal Frigidaire blower. The housing is about 3x8, so the GE version would fit. Found a modern plastic Frigidaire that's 3x7.5 which should fit.

Post# 1035035 , Reply# 6   6/10/2019 at 19:44 by Marks (Tucker, GA)        

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The plot thickens...
So I got the GE centrifugal fan, but at 8Ē thereís no way it will fit through the opening into the housing. The opening on the housing, pic above, is 6Ē.
Any leads on the exact parts or another solution?
I appreciate all of the help!!

Post# 1035041 , Reply# 7   6/10/2019 at 20:11 by Marks (Tucker, GA)        

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I also came across this, but not sure if itís even remotely close

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Post# 1035055 , Reply# 8   6/10/2019 at 23:21 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Frigidaire Dryer Fan

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Fan in reply #7 is the correct fan.



Post# 1035069 , Reply# 9   6/11/2019 at 08:22 by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

I pulled that out of a basement a few years ago. Glad itís going to a good home!

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