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Hello to all,
 I have a strange issue with a Frigidaire affinity dryer FAQE7001LW that shuts down after a couple minutes. The dryer does heat up and everything seems fine. But also I can not get it into the error code mode. I'm thinking that it is a control board issue, but I'm not sure. I did have the machine apart and checked the sensors and heating element all were fine, I also unplugged and replugged everything back in, but I get the same result, it will run for 2-3 minuets then stop, and PAU (pause) will flash in the window for a second, then it switches back to the time remaining in the cycle. Like I said there does not seem to any error codes nor can I run a diagnostic cycle either. But the times and different display settings seem correct. The machine was unplugged for about 30 minuets while I checked things out and cleaned out the inside (I thought that this might reset it but it did not do anything for it). Also in the picture of the control board I see a very large flash of light (spark) inside the relay when either the dryer starts or shuts down...
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Re: Frigidaire affinity dryer FAQE7001LW shuts down after a couple minutes
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 05:15:00 PM »
Relays spark, normal. It probably is a pcb issue, but you can monitor the power TO the pcb when it shuts off. O0

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Re: Frigidaire affinity dryer FAQE7001LW shuts down after a couple minutes
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 05:24:30 PM »
I did not check the power out since the display and Led's were still lit.
By pcb do you mean the control board?
« Last Edit: January 27, 2015, 05:26:24 PM by markcoby98 »
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Re: Frigidaire affinity dryer FAQE7001LW shuts down after a couple minutes
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2015, 05:28:49 PM »
ok bud! i would STRONGLY suggest looking at the door switch to make sure it is NOT on the EDGE of making or breaking! While running , pull and push on frame of door to see how sensitive it is  :D otherwise i think you are on right track

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Re: Frigidaire affinity dryer FAQE7001LW shuts down after a couple minutes
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 06:17:32 PM »
Cool, I will double check the door switch, I did test it when I took the front panel off, but I never tried wiggling the door it's self. My biggest concern was not being able to
run the "test" cycle and no error codes. Also the relay spark is huge, I realize they do spark some but this thing looks like an arc welder even with an overhead light shining down on it. I have read online about other affinity dryer's getting stuck on (running and not shutting down), I can well imagine that happening (as in having the relays contacts weld themselves closed).
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Re: Frigidaire affinity dryer FAQE7001LW shuts down after a couple minutes
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2015, 11:47:52 AM »
The door switch checked out good, the hinges were a little loose, after
tightening them up the dryer still cuts out.
I went ahead and ordered a 137070890 control board. I will post the results after I get the new board installed.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!!
Thank You all for your ideas!!
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Re: Frigidaire affinity dryer FAQE7001LW shuts down after a couple minutes
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015, 12:16:39 PM »
Hmmmm. Does the control panel start flashing when it pause s? that could be an indication of fault being recognized!

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Re: Frigidaire affinity dryer FAQE7001LW shuts down after a couple minutes
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2015, 03:52:05 PM »
Yes it flashes PAU (pause) for like .5 of a second then it shifts to
the time remaining on the cycle.
I can not enter the error code mode nor the test mode either, I'm
99.8% sure that the control board is shot
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Re: Frigidaire affinity dryer FAQE7001LW shuts down after a couple minutes
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2015, 08:58:28 PM »
solved!!!!I replaced the control board(#137070890) in the
 Frigidaire affinity dryer FAQE7001LW and ALL is working well. Even the test and error code mode now works as it should, thank you to all that tried to help me, and
I hope this thread helps others with the same issue. I do have to thank the Electrolux Frigidaire corporation for making such cheap & defective components that my customer had in his 3 year old dryer. Crap drives America!!!!
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Re: Frigidaire affinity dryer FAQE7001LW shuts down after a couple minutes
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2015, 09:01:15 PM »
Awesome bro!

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Re: Frigidaire affinity dryer FAQE7001LW shuts down after a couple minutes
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2015, 09:00:00 AM »
I am not a tech  and do not work on washers and dryers for a living but rather I buy, repair, and sell these items constantly. It appears that the newer dryers especially the cheaper brands are prone to failure and they are expensive to repair compared to old Maytags, old whirlpools, old Kenmores, and old and new Speed Queen models. I dont know how the LG and other foreign brands hold up as I dont work on them at least not yet.  I have recently worked on a Frigidaire and the motor was a 1/4 HP version and it was unable to run. The motor would growl and sometimes start but  most of the time it was DOA. I would like to know from other folks out there if the 1/4 HP motor is adequate to start and  turn a drum full of clothes as compared to a 1/3 HP type. I also have a 1/4 HP motor from a Maytag Neptune gas dryer torn apart in my garage with the same problem. Comments are requested.