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Frigidaire Dryer GLER341AS1 - scraping sound and the dryer wouldn't hear after that

FiremanOTY

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Joined
Mar 29, 2016
Messages
1
Location
Ohio
Model Number
GLER341AS1
Brand
Frigidaire
Age
6-10 years
I have had this dryer for about 6 years and it has been amazing, no problems. The other night I heard a scraping sound and the dryer wouldn't hear after that. I took it apart and noticed the heating coil (element) had broken into many pieces. I ordered a new coil and a new thermal fuse as I read that it is wise to switch them both. i replaced both parts, hooked all the wires up (I took photos to help me remember) and plugged it back in. I put the settings on high heat and turned the dryer on. Immediately a flash of light came from the back of the dryer and it stopped heating again. It happened right away. I took the dryer apart again and the new coil was broke in half right by the terminal. I just ordered a new coil and went ahead and ordered a high limit thermostat also. What else could it be? I don't have a multi meter to test stuff. Could the high limit thermostat cause this? Am I missing something for it to happen this quick? HELLLLP!
 

jeff1

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Hi,

The other night I heard a scraping sound and the dryer wouldn't hear after that.
The noise was so loud the dryer went deaf after that?!? ;)

i replaced both parts, hooked all the wires up (I took photos to help me remember) and plugged it back in. I put the settings on high heat and turned the dryer on. Immediately a flash of light came from the back of the dryer and it stopped heating again.
Element holders broken or cracked ( my guess ). Drum out of place ( worn rear bearing or worn front support ) would be common trouble makers.

Heating-Element-131553900-01720688.jpg LINK> Dryer heating element and rear housing assembly

Double check the rear bearing and front felt support, if worn the drum will shift and hit the heating element.

Drum-Bearing-5303281153-00607112.jpg LINK> Dryer rear drum bearing kit

Felt-Seal-5303937182-00925651.jpg LINK> Upper front felt seal

jeff.
 
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