FIXED Frigidaire Affinity Dryer E61 Error

teddyk

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I have a Frigidaire electric dryer. We were getting error code E64 so I replaced the heater/coil and now we are getting error E61 after 5 minutes of running it and no heat. I can't figure out what it might be.
Ideas?
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Error code E64 means Heater Open Circuit. This error appears when the Heating element or wiring to the heating element is defective.
I replaced the heater/coil
Was it open/bad?

Error code E61 means Heater Relay failure. Heater relay stuck open or closed, Wiring defective
Heater relay is on the board.

No pic LINK> Control board

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I didn't bother checking the heater since the coils were charred. Should I test the heater relay somehow before ordering the Control board? How would I go about testing it?
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Sure, maybe ( power off first ) join the wires together to se if the dryer heats....do this only long enough to test.

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Should I test the heater relay somehow before ordering the Control board?
Sure, maybe ( power off first ) join the wires together to see if the dryer heats....do this only long enough to test.
NOT YOUR BOARD, just an example:

01014048.jpg Heat relay is on the right side of this pic, large relay is the heat relay.

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Hi Jeff, sorry for the delay we were away for a week and just got back. I installed the new board and i'm still getting error E61. We have an older home and there was a separate fuse box between the breaker panel and the dryer. To eliminate that as a potential source of the issue I replaced it with a proper junction box and we are still getting the E61 error and still no heat. I must be close to getting this fixed. Please help my wife wants me to go out and buy a new set tomorrow and I really don't want to given all that i've spent in time and parts.
 

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Check power at the dryer with a volt meter...black to red is 220-240 volts AC, red or black to white is 110-120 volts AC....E61 sometimes is a mixed up power wire.

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Hi Jeff, I measured with a volt meter and black to red is 220-240 volts AC, red or black to white is 110-120 volts AC. I've attached a picture as well. Anything else that could be causing the error? New control board is bad?

DryerWiring.jpg
 

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I just tried running it again under the dream refresh and I got error e64, but I've already replaced the heater core. Ran it again to see if it would come back and got the e61 error again.
 

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Recheck heater coil for continuity, if still ok then yes you might as well try another board....running out of possible trouble makers here.

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I just found the issue. The black wire going to the heater coil came off after I installed it. May not have needed the controller after all. It's working great now. Thanks again for all your help and guidance Jeff. You rock!
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Thankx for the update.
Crimp that wire a little tighter and push it back on.

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