GLEQ2152ES0 Frigidaire Galaxy Series Not Heating but turns and lights

Checkov

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Hi All,

My unit is taken apart and strewn around our kitchen.

The thermostat has continuity

The element I thought, still wonder, is OK. It has continuity but I noticed something a little weird. It tests only about .4 ohms but on a youtube repair video it said it should be about 11 ohms. I had my analog multimeter to 100ohms. On 10 ohms it shows zero. Does that mean it is bad?

I've also heard there is a fuse? Not sure where it is located.

Thank you for any help.
 

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Hi,

So its running but not heating? Did you check to make sure one of your dual breakers was not tripped? That would cause a dryer to run and not heat.

Also did you do a volt test at the terminal block where your power cord connects to it? The 2 outer terminals are HOT(BLACK & RED), put your multimeter probes on both at the same time, your meter should read 240 volts. The middle one is NEUTRAL(WHITE).

Here's the heating element for your model you can order here if needed:
Heating Element Assembly 131553900


0 to 50 ohms means its good. Watch this video to ohm test it for continuity(Unplug your dryer first):

[video=youtube;wq-3zsiBID8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq-3zsiBID8[/video]

Jake
 

Checkov

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Thanks for the reply..questions

Yes, everything seems to work like before...just no heat.

1. You mean the circuit breakers in the house? Yes, I checked and they seem ok.
2. I will check for power tomorrow. I have disassembled to reach the element so I will have to plug back the harness....correct?
3. I will re-check the element tomorrow.
4. Do you think there are fuses in the unit?
 

Checkov

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Hi Jake,

I tested the voltage to the red and black wires and I'm getting about 220v.

I also tested for continuity in the heating element and it was zero ohms on the lowest setting.

I also tested for a short in the heating element and it was OK, no short.

What can I try next?

Thanks, Alex
 

Jake

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Ok Alex,

The high limit thermostat sits on the top side of your heater housing. That should read 0 ohms.

Here's the high limit thermostat for your model:
High Limit Thermostat 3204267


Watch this video to test it:

[video=youtube;WJB8Y2tjYks]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJB8Y2tjYks[/video]

If your high-limit thermostat ohm tests good, then ohm your thermistor next.

The thermistor should read about 50K-53K ohms at room temperature.

The thermistor sits on the front of the blower wheel housing.

Here's the thermistor for your model you can order here if needed:
Thermistor 134587700


Make sure the dryer stays unplugged at all times during ohm testing.

Let us know how it goes.

Jake
 

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Does the dryer run but not heat? I need to know the answer for that for sure.:)

Here's the repair manual for the Frigidaire & Kenmore(417) Dryers made after Jan. 2005: https://www.applianceblog.com/manuals/5995420543_Dryer_2005.pdf

On page 51 on the repair manual it tells you how to check to see if you get an error code. (You have the "BETTER" model(digital display). So an error code will be read on the digital display.)

Let us know if you get an error code.

Jake
 

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Ok.

I will test the thermostats today.

The dryer was running fine in that it spun, lit up as normal. It just stopped heating.

Thanks, Alex
 

Checkov

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Well we may have found the culprit.

The Thermostat had good continuity on room temp, I also set it in the oven at 275 f*. After warming it tested good on continuity.

However the thermistor only read about 20k ohms, actually more like 23k ohms at room temp. I guess since this is only about 1/2 the value it is bad?

Thanks, Alex
 

Jake

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Yuppers, order the new thermistor I posted the link to in post #5. Yours is bad.

Jake
 

Checkov

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Ok. I will need another part....I think.

For months my dryer gets in this "fit" where it shakes and rattles so hard it almost falls off its base. I thought it was just off babalnce the way I had it stacked. However when I took it apart to check the element I noticed the "drive shaft", not sure what to call it, wobbles very easily. It's the part that spins the drum is bolted to. I assume that is not normal?

Anyway it's the part that goes through the opening in the element housing, it has a shaft and a round plate that spins and the drum bolts to it.

If you know the part name and number I will order that as well.

Alex
 

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