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Title: fridgidaire dryer blower fan not running
Post by: pete c on March 04, 2011, 04:51:55 PM
Frigidaire FSE747GES1 (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-FSE747GES1-%3d%3d) Dryer - There is no air blowing out the exhaust vent. The drum turns and the heating element heats. I suspect the blower fan is not turning. How do i get to it to check for voltage to the motor? Does it have a fuse?

thanks,

Pete
Title: Re: fridgidaire dryer blower fan not running
Post by: JWWebster on March 04, 2011, 06:02:07 PM
Pete the motor is double shafted. The blower is mounted on one end and the other end has a pulley that drives the drum. Take the top off an unplug the controls get the front off and remove the drum. Inspect the blower for blockages. Video:
dryer repair (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc1sTUiYzzk&feature=player_embedded)

The other 2 vids and a few more repair photos with a manual is HERE (http://sites.google.com/site/sublimeappliancerepair/washer-will-not-spin/agitator-woes/dryer-will-not-work/how-do-i-get-inside-my-dryer/gas-dryer-quits-heating/more-gas-dryer-enlightenment/gallery-of-dryer-parts-locations-and-diagrams/frigidaire-gibson-kelvanator-dryer-101)
Title: Re: fridgidaire dryer blower fan not running
Post by: pete c on March 04, 2011, 06:23:26 PM
JW,

Thanks for the quick reply. Yeah, I already figured out that the motor does double duty. Looks like it's a clogged vent. I think I might have that rear bearing going out as well as it has been kinda squeaky. will check it when i have it out.

thanks.
Title: Re: fridgidaire dryer blower fan not running
Post by: JWWebster on March 04, 2011, 07:12:04 PM
Take some pictures of your repair. Might be fun.
Title: Re: fridgidaire dryer blower fan not running
Post by: krazytech on March 04, 2011, 11:18:47 PM
If your rear bearing is bad... Then so is the top felt is wore ... Reach inside and lift up on the drum if it move up more then 1/4 it is wore out...  check the bottom if there is a gap then you need to change the top felt... this will keep buttons and zipper from getting caught and ripped off...
Title: Re: fridgidaire dryer blower fan not running
Post by: pete c on March 05, 2011, 10:57:23 AM
well, that was easy enough. the fan spun off it's shaft. there is no slop in the drum bearing.

the fan retaining nut is gone. i suspect it may have been so for quite some time as i could not find it in the exhaust vent or on the floor behind the dryer.

i can buy a new nut from sears for 3 bucks or probably from the hardware store for 50 cents. can someone tell me the size of it? looks like it might be 1/4-20 or a bit larger.
Title: Re: fridgidaire dryer blower fan not running
Post by: jumptrout51 on March 05, 2011, 07:18:03 PM
It is a reverse thread.
Pay the 3 bucks.
Title: Re: fridgidaire dryer blower fan not running
Post by: pete c on March 06, 2011, 07:00:20 AM
so it is. will do. thanks.