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My frigidaire electric dryer only spins with half a load.

Customer Question

My frigidaire electric dryer only spins with half a load. When it is full it makes less than one turn and stops. When I take some stuff out it will start spinning again.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Michael L....JA Appliance Repairman replied 9 years ago.
What is the model number please?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Michael L....JA Appliance Repairman's Post: Model Number FSE447GHS0

Expert:  Michael L....JA Appliance Repairman replied 9 years ago.

Hi and Welcome to Just Answer,


Ok, let's take a look at this;


Here are my thoughts on this, if the unit spins fine with a half load and less, and everything else is working great, it has to be the belt or the motor.


If the belt has become weak, as long as very little weight is involved, then it will spin, once more weight is placed, the more the belt needs to have the force to spin, basically the same theory with the motor.


You might pull the belt off and see what it looks like; you can also take the motor off and have it tested to make sure it is supplying the proper energy needed to run this device.


Here is a parts Breakdown, and a site for more information on your unit






If you need more help Let me know




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