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 Posted: Fri Nov 5th, 2010 03:36 am
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Dryer kicked off in the middle of a cycle the other night while asleep....replaced the thermal limiter tonight, took the whole thing apart and cleaned it THOROUGHLY right to the vent outside and beyond.....put dryer on Low heat, within ten minutes it was to hot to rest your hand on the top, and actually burned my fingers on the top of the back in seconds.....i've read the posts everywhere, realize it's down to either a grounded element, cycle thermostat.....my question before i take it apart again.....if the element is grounded, doesn't it actually reduce the overall amount of heat and just run continuously?......i'm thinking that since it heated up soooo quickly it's probably the cycle thermostat....makes sense.....i hope?......and i guess i should replace my hi-limit stat for that matter too........any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, oh learn-ed ones, afore i have to take that stupid drum out again! :)



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I can't find anythimng on that model,

but set the Dryer for no-heat air-fluff

and check to be sure there is no heat ...

 

also, disconnect the Vent on the back of the Dryer and make sure there is good air-flow.


also, the Dryer Cabinet must be assembled for the correct air-flow so that it won't over-heat ..


 

 




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okay, make that the FSEC446RHS0, sorry.......been running on air fluff - no heat for about 45 mins now, all good, no heat....cabinet is back together, air flow is fine.......just the heat problem.......ran it for a few minutes with the lid up earlier, and watched the element light up and run continuously un-checked.....doesn't seem to be any breaks in the glow of the element........



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you cant touch the back of that dryer, the element is mounted there, its always too hot to handle

did you clean the vent housing inside the front panel? they pack up bad on the friggy dryers



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Thanks for caring! lol.....yup, dryer is spotless from top to bottom....you could serve Thanksgiving in there.....pulled panel off, cleaned lint trap right to blower housing and inside, took drum off, cleaned motor, ducts, duct to wall, vent to outside........and yes the element is right at the back, but after 10 minutes on low heat, i couldnt hold my hand on the top for more than a couple of seconds comfortably.....and you could definitely smell the heat from the back....it burned my fingers immediately......used to be able to put a wool sweater on the top during a high heat cycle and dry it vicariously, and even after a full 45 - 60 minutes on high, still touch the top with no problem......it is definitely overheating.....



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did you retest with the vent removed from the back of the dryer yet?

 



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if it still overheats with the vent removed i would suspect the cycling thermostat as well

friggy dryers have only one, so they will overheat on high and low setting, low heat is accomplished with a bias heater on the thermostat(it heats the thermostat so that it cycles off sooner, its still using the same set of contacts that are used for high heat



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i'll give it a try without the vent on the back, but i'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong there.....thanks a bunch for helping out!....here's to hoping Winnipeg gets an NHL team back again soon! ;)



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hey!

dont see many other canadians on here

g'day eh

are you getting that model number off the tag in the door opening? i cant find anything even close to it to find you the part number for that thermostat

 



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i find an fse446rhso which should use the same thermostat

your therm will have the part number on the tag on it

the one i find is 134048800 which is the substitute for 131637700 its 43.30 @ reliable parts, looks like the closest one to you is toronto

unfortunatly i dont think the forum part supplier ships to us in canada, cause they allow returns, reliable will not take it back if it doesn't fix the problem

if you are gonna go there for one let me know and i'll give you a canadian forum member discount, i can have it waiting at the counter under my business name and you can pay my dealer cost cash at the counter which is $30.31 ..  providing they will allow me to do that in another province, i have never tried before, but it would only take a quick phone call to find out

 



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if your energetic and have an ohm meter the therm can be bench tested with an electric frying pan, set it to 175 with 1/2 inch of water in the pan and it should click and open on the meter before the pan reaches the 175

but while you are that far into tear down i would remove the drum, the back bearing lifts up like a trailer hitch and the drum pulls out the front(belt must be removed ofcourse) and you can inspect the heater to make sure its not grounded and that there are no bra wires in it



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