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GLEQ332AS0 Frigidaire Gallery Dryer Not Heating (But IS Running)

ws91

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Model Number
GLEQ332AS0
Brand
Frigidaire
Age
More than 10 years
Dryer recently stopped heating. It still runs, spins, etc, but no heat. Electric dryer.

I took off the top and first thing I saw was a partially burned out plastic wire harness. So perhaps that's just the issue, and it shorted or something? Or maybe that caused a blown thermal fuse, and the fuse, and possibly that plastic harness, need to be replace?

I'll note that the interior was very full of lint. I have no idea how old the dryer is; it's in a house I've been renting for about a year and a half. Doesn't look like it's had any service or anything in a long time.

At this point, I've taken the drum out as well. I have a multimeter, but am not exactly sure where to begin. A few photos attached. You can see that the metal alongside the burned wires was blackened as well.

Any advice welcomed.
 

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ws91

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One thing to add! Difficult to see in photos but the coil on the heating element has a break in it, near the top. Forgive the dumb questions, is the coil supposed to be contiguous the whole way around?
 

Jake

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Yes, if the heating element coil is broken, that's the cause of the NO HEAT problem.:)

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


You will need to cut the burnt wiring off and splice the good wiring back together WITHOUT the plastic connectors, those are toast.

Jake
 

ws91

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Apologies for my delay, I missed this. Thank you for your response. Is it not possible to simply replace the coil, the whole heating element must be replaced?

Will
 

Jake

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The coil can also be purchased without the housing and ceramic isolators. However, we recommend replacing it as a whole assembly, as a broken isolator can cause the element to fail.

And the price of the COIL ONLY is 3/4 the price of the whole assembly.

Jake
 

Jake

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Glad to help, let us know how it goes.

Jake
 
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