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Affinity & gallery series 5.8 cu. ft. gas & electric dryers.
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Servicing
Affinity & Gallery Series
5.8 Cu. Ft. Dryers
Gas & Electric
Electrolux Major Appliances; North America
250 Bobby Jones Expwy
Augusta, GA 30907
Publication #5995536314
March 2009

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  • Page 1 All About Servicing Affinity & Gallery Series 5.8 Cu. Ft. Dryers Gas & Electric ™ Electrolux Major Appliances; North America 250 Bobby Jones Expwy Augusta, GA 30907 Publication #5995536314 March 2009...
  • Page 3: Section 1 Basic Information

    Electrolux Home Products, Inc. cannot be responsible, nor assume any liability, for injury or dam- age of any kind arising from the use of this manual.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Accessories ............. 2-18 Dryer Over Heating ........... 3-26 Pedestal Installation ..........2-19 Blower Motor Runs But Dryer Does Not Heat ..3-27 Stacking Kits ............2-19 Blower Motor Runs But Dryer Does Not Heat ..3-28 Solid Door Reversal Instructions (Gallery) ....2-21 Clothes Not Dry In Auto Cycle ......
  • Page 5 National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, or in Canada, the Canadian electrical code C22.1 part 1. • The gas service to the dryer must conform with local codes and ordinances and the latest edition of the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1, or in Canada, CAN/ACG B149.1-2000.
  • Page 6: Protect Children

    Keep area around exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt. Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air. Do not stack or place laundry or throw rugs against front or back of dryer.
  • Page 7: Model/serial Number Breakdown

    Section 1 Basic Information Electric Models Gas Models Specifi cation Electrical Volts 120/208 or 120/240 120/208 or 120/240 Amps (Circuit) Motor Wattage 160-350 Watts 160-350 Watts Heat Input (Watts@240 VAC) 3200/4500 ---- Heat Input (BTU/Hr) ---- 20,000 Auto. Electric Ignition ---- Component Resistance (±...
  • Page 8 Section 1 Basic Information Affi nity Series Dryer Model Features Gallery Series Dryer Model Features 5.8 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity Drum 5.8 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity Drum 7 Auto Dry Cycles 7 Auto Dry Cycles 4 Dryness Level Selections 4 Dryness Level Selections...
  • Page 9: How The Dryer Works

    The air enters the fan housing and is pushed out the exhaust vent to the outside of the house.
  • Page 10 This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
  • Page 11: Section 2 Installation Information

    Section 2 Installation Information WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using a Frigidaire Dryer, follow basic safety precautions including the following: Read all instructions before operating the dryer. Before performing any type of service or installation, make sure that electric power to the dryer is disconnected.
  • Page 12: Pre-installation Requirements

    National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1. NOTE The Dryer is designed under ANSI Z 21.5.1 or ANSI/UL 2158 - CAN/CSA C22.2 (latest editions) for HOME USE only. This Dryer is not recommended for commercial applications such as restaurants or beauty salons, etc.
  • Page 13 (94cm) * To obtain these minimal depth dimensions, dryer must be vented straight back. Using a quick-turn 90° elbow (right) adds approximately 0.75 in. (2 cm) to installation depth. Upward venting of exhaust on stacked dryer adds approximately 4 in. (10.2 cm) to installation depth. Downward venting of exhaust on stacked dryer adds approximately 2.25 in.
  • Page 14: Dryer Installation Dimensions

    To base exhaust 28.5” 27.0” (69.22cm) 27.25 to front of cabinet (68.58cm) (70.49cm) 27.75 to clear knobs (72.39cm) 28.5 to clear door handle Stacked Dryer Installation Dimensions (68.58cm) 27.0” 72.00" 71.75” (11.12cm) (182.88cm) 4.375” 28.25” to front of cabinet (71.76cm) Side (34.29cm)
  • Page 15: Exhaust System Requirements

    When the dryer stops, the dampers automatically close to prevent drafts and the entrance of insects and rodents. To avoid restricting the outlet, maintain a minimum of 12 inches (30.5 cm) clearance between the vent hood...
  • Page 16: Manufactured Or Mobile Home Installation

    5. When installing a gas dryer into a mobile home, a 4. Compression or crimping of the exhaust system provision must be made for outside make up air.
  • Page 17: Clearance Requirements Installation In A Recess Or Closet

    MINIMUM INSTALLATION CLEARANCES - Inches (cm) Installation in a Recess or Closet SIDES REAR FRONT 1. A dryer installed in a bedroom, bathroom, recess or Alcove 0” (0 cm) 0”(0 cm)* 0” (0 cm) closet, MUST be exhausted out doors. Under- 0”...
  • Page 18: Electrical System Requirements

    Because of potentially inconsistent voltage capabili- dryer is in the installed position. ties, the use of this dryer with power created by gas powered generators, solar powered generators, wind powered generators or any other generator other than the local utility company is not recommended.
  • Page 19: Electrical Installation

    A U.L.-approved strain relief must be installed onto power cord. If the strain relief is not attached, the cord can be pulled out of the dryer and can be cut by any movement of the cord, resulting in electrical shock.
  • Page 20: Electrical Connection (non-canada) 3 Wire Cord

    3-wire system 8. Reinstall the terminal block cover. IMPORTANT If moving dryer from a 4-wire system and installing it in a 3-wire system, move the internal ground from the center terminal back to the GREEN screw next to the terminal block.
  • Page 21: Electrical Connection (non-canada) 4 Wire Cord

    1. Turn off power supply to outlet. Access Cover 2. Remove the screw securing the terminal block access Screw cover in the lower corner on the back of the dryer. Terminal 3. Install a UL-approved strain relief according to the Block power cord/strain relief manufacturer’s instructions...
  • Page 22: Gas Supply Requirements

    Section 2 Installation Information Gas Supply Requirements Gas Connection 1. Remove shipping cap from gas pipe at rear of dryer. WARNING IMPORTANT EXPLOSION HAZARD Uncoated copper tubing will corrode when subjected to DO NOT connect the dryer to L.P. gas service without natural gas, causing gas leaks.
  • Page 23: General Installation

    (See Figure 2-15) 2. Carefully slide the dryer to its final position. Adjust one or more of the legs until the dryer is resting solidly on all four legs. Place a level on top of the dryer. The dryer MUST be level and resting solidly on all four legs.
  • Page 24: Reversing The Door (affinity)

    Section 2 Installation Information Reversing the Door Removing the door 1. Protect flat work surface, such as top of dryer or floor near dryer, with a soft cloth or towel. Screws 2. Open dryer door and remove the two hinge screws.
  • Page 25: Reversing The Hinge

    Section 2 Installation Information Reversing the Hinge 4. From the back side of the inner door, pinch the retaining tabs of the plastic square plug to release it. 1. Carefully pull out the 2 small round hole plugs from Save square plug for reinstallation. (See Figure 2-23) the front panel and save.
  • Page 26: Reassembling The Door

    Figure 2-28. angle on the “shoulders” of the hinge cutout gate. Pivot the inner door down onto the outer door. 5. Locate new metal strike supplied with dryer manuals. (See Figure 2-27) Grip new strike with pliers as shown below. Firmly insert the strike so it is oriented vertically.
  • Page 27: Reattaching The Door

    Section 2 Installation Information Reattaching the Door 3. Close the door and test operation of hinge, strike and latch. (See Figure 2-32) 1. Holding the door in both hands, squarely insert the “T” post on the back of the hinge into the “T” slot on the front panel and lower it to align the mounting holes.
  • Page 28: Accessories

    Black Diamond Pedestal - P/N APWD15E A storage pedestal accessory, specifically designed for this dryer may be used to elevate the dryer for ease of use. This pedestal will add about 15” (38 cm) to the height of your unit for a total height of 51.25” (130 cm).
  • Page 29: Pedestal Installation

    4. Using two or more people, carefully lift the dryer onto the pedestal, tilting the washer back slightly to 14 - #10 x 1/2" Screws align the holes in the rear of the dryer with the slots (Washer / Dryer) of the rear brackets on the pedestals.
  • Page 30 6. Align the sides of the dryer with the sides of the pedestal and attach the dryer to the rear brackets using four #10 screws (2 per bracket) as shown in Figure 2-36.
  • Page 31: Solid Door Reversal Instructions (gallery)

    Conversion is accomplished by transferring hinges to the opposite side of the cabinet. “Solid Door” Reversal Instructions: Screws 1. Open the dryer door. Remove the four hinge hole plugs from the left side of the door opening. Retain the plugs for use later. NOTE...
  • Page 32 Section 2 Installation Information 7. Install the handle and screws removed in Step 4. 8. Remove the two hinges and reinstall the four screws. Note the installation orientation of the hinges. (See Figure 2-41) 9. Remove the screws from the opposite side of the door and use them to reinstall the hinges.
  • Page 33: Section 3 Electronic Control

    1. Prepare items for drying. 2. Check that lint filter is clean and in place. 3. Load the dryer. If desired, add a dryer fabric softener sheet. Close the door. 4. Select the appropriate cycle and settings for each load.
  • Page 34: Cycle Description

    The estimated Cool Down time will be displayed. Select Touch Up to help remove wrinkles from clean dry items that may have been left in the dryer, have Drying time varies depending on size and dampness of been stored in crowded closets or drawers or unpacked load and fabric type.
  • Page 35: Drying Temperature

    Affinity Series Section 3 Electronic Control Drying Temperature Maximum Temperature Selected For best results, follow fabric care label instructions on items to be dried. To change the drying temperature, press the TEMPERATURE button to scroll to the desired heat. To protect your wardrobe, not all temperatures are available with every cycle.
  • Page 36: Options

    Press Here To Lock Control Control Lock To avoid having someone accidentally start or stop the dryer, press OPTIONS and SELECT at the same time and hold for 10 seconds. “LOC” will be displayed. To remove the control lock, press OPTIONS and SELECT again.
  • Page 37: Cycle Options

    “Err” will be displayed. To change a setting after the cycle starts, press START/PAUSE, adjust the setting and press START/PAUSE to resume the cycle. See the Dryer Settings Chart below for more details.
  • Page 38: Reading Error Codes - Affinity Models

    Drive motor runs; heat source is on. Drying LED is lit. Control thermistor reading is displayed. 7-11 turns: All LED’s will flash To EXIT test mode, press and hold the SELECT and CANCEL buttons simultaneously for 6 seconds or disconnect power from dryer. Dryer will be reset for regular operation.
  • Page 39: Error Code Chart

    120V on gas models, replace electronic control. If meter reads zero, remove power from dryer. Disconnect wire going to NO terminal on the relay RL2. Reconnect power and measure voltage drop between terminal COM on relay RL2 and neutral. If meter reads zero, wire between incoming line and relay RL2 is open.
  • Page 40: Operating Steps

    TEMP or DRYNESS until the desired selection is made. To select an option, press OPTIONS until the indicator for a desired option flashes, then press SELECT. 6. The changes you make will be remembered the next time that cycle is selected. See the “Dryer Settings Chart” for more details.
  • Page 41: Cycle Description

    The load will automatically be dried at the selected temperature to the desired dryness level. The dryer senses the moisture level of the load as it tumbles through heated air. Auto Dry cycles save time and energy and protect fabrics.
  • Page 42: Drying Temperature

    Section 3 Electronic Control Gallery Series Drying Temperature High Temperature Selected For best results, follow fabric care label instructions on items to be dried. To change the drying temperature, press the TEMP button to scroll to the desired heat. To protect your wardrobe, not all temperatures are available with every cycle.
  • Page 43: Options

    Dryer Features Control Lock To avoid having someone accidentally start or stop the dryer, press OPTIONS and SELECT at the same time until the Control Lock indicator is lit. To remove the control lock, press OPTIONS and SELECT again. (See Figure 3-6) Start/Pause Press START/PAUSE to start, pause or restart a cycle.
  • Page 44: Dryer Settings Chart

    Section 3 Electronic Control Gallery Series Dryer Settings Chart Available Cycle Settings - These temperatures, dryness levels and options areavailable with the following cycles: c i l i t s a l i 3-12...
  • Page 45 Error Codes - Gallery Series Section 3 Electronic Control Reading Error Codes - Gallery Series 1. Non-Digital Readout Display Models: Rotate cycle selector knob to the 3 O’clock position. Digital Readout Display Models: Rotate cycle selector knob clockwise (3) settings from the Normal cycle option. 2.
  • Page 46: Function Test Sequence

    Temperature = 126°F Flashing Indicator To EXIT the test mode, press and hold the SELECT and Lights Pause Cancel buttons simultaneously for six seconds or disconnect power from dryer. Dryer will be reset for regular operation. Figure 3-13. Thermistor Temperature 3-14...
  • Page 47: Error Code Chart

    120V on gas models, replace electronic control. If meter reads zero, remove power from dryer. Disconnect wire going to NO terminal on the relay RL2. Reconnect power and measure voltage drop between terminal COM on relay RL2 and neutral. If meter reads zero, wire between incoming line and relay RL2 is open.
  • Page 48: Electrical Operation (electric Dryers Models)

    M4 of the drive motor. The high limit thermostat is a safety device that prevents the dryer from overheating if the contacts of the RL 2 fail Terminal M4 is connected inside the motor to one side closed. The contacts of the high limit thermostat,...
  • Page 49: Drying Time

    When the contacts of cycle signal will sound. of relay RL 1 are closed, with the dryer door closed, line 1 and neutral voltage are applied across both the start and run windings of the drive motor. With power applied...
  • Page 50: The Heating Circuit

    RL2 applying line 1 to the high limit thermostat. The high limit thermostat is a safety device that prevents the dryer from overheating if the contacts of the relay RL2 fail closed. The contacts of the high limit thermostat, normally closed, are set to open at a temperature above the preset temperature specifi...
  • Page 51: Electrical Tests For Electric Dryers Only

    Place a 100% exhaust block on the no more than .1 Ohms resistance between the termi- exhaust pipe. The dryer door should be open for this nal block ground and any exposed metal dryer cabinet test and the door switch held closed by tape or similar component including control shafts and switches when means.
  • Page 52: Electrical Tests For Gas Dryers

    The thermal must shut off gas valve within 90 seconds. limiter should trip and shut the dryer off after 1 to 5 minutes of operation. To enable this test, the High Power Interruption...
  • Page 53: Troubleshooting Flowcharts

    Gas dryer not heating properly............... 3-26 Electric and Gas dryers; dryer over heating............3-26 Electric dryers; blower motor runs but dryer does not heat....... 3-27 Gas dryers; blower motor runs but dryer does not heat........3-28 Electric and Gas dryers; clothes not dry in auto cycle........3-29 Electric and Gas dryers;...
  • Page 54: Electric Dryer Completely Inoperative

    Section 3 Electronic Control Testing Electric dryer completely inoperative. Note: Always check wiring to the components. Note: If a fault code is displayed, the dryer will not operate. Dryer completely inoperative. Does the control beep or the LED flash when the start button is pushed.?
  • Page 55: Gas Dryer Completely Inoperative

    Section 3 Electronic Control Testing Gas dryer completely inoperative. Note: Always check wiring to the components. Note: If a fault code is displayed, the dryer will not operate. Dryer completely inoperative. Does the control beep or the LED flash when the start button is pushed.?
  • Page 56: Blower Motor Runs But Drum Does Not Turn

    Is the vent restricted? Yes. Clear vent. Is the blower motor running at full speed? Yes. Replace motor. Is the dryer level so the clothes touch the sensor bars? Yes. Level dryer. Is the dryer heating properly? Yes. Review proper...
  • Page 57: Electric Dryer Not Heating Properly

    Electric dryers not heating properly (Possible E 5b) Note: Always check wiring to the components. Electric dryer not heating properly. Program the dryer for a Normal Cycle with High Temp and touch Start . Measure the voltage drop between L1 and L2 at the terminal block.
  • Page 58: Gas Dryer Not Heating Properly

    Defective electronic and check gas pressure control. thermistor. the valve. under flow. Electric and Gas dryers; dryer over heating. (Possible E 8C) Note: Always check wiring to the components. Dryer overheats. Is the vent restricted? Yes. Clear vent system. Check the resistance of the control thermistor at room temperature.
  • Page 59 Section 3 Electronic Control Testing Electric dryers; drive motor runs but dryer does not heat. Note: Always check wiring to the components. Drive motor runs but dryer does not heat. Program the dryer for a Normal Cycle with High Temp and touch Start .
  • Page 60 Section 3 Electronic Control Testing Gas dryers; drive motor runs but dryer does not heat. Note: Always check wiring to the components. Drive motor runs but dryer does not heat. Program the dryer for a Normal Cycle with High Temp and touch Start .
  • Page 61: Clothes Not Dry In Auto Cycle

    Clothes not dry in the auto cycle. Tested good. Using the on function test do the 3 O’clock test. (Refer to pages 8) Check that the dryer is level or slightly tip Failed test. forward. Are the sensor bars clean? Clean bars.
  • Page 62: Selector Leds Do Not Light

    Section 3 Electronic Control Testing Electric and Gas dryers; selector LEDs do not light. Note: Always check wiring to the components. Selector LEDs do not light. Yes. Do any of the LEDs light Defective interface board. Defective Check the wiring harness between harness.
  • Page 63: Section 4 Component Teardown

    Turn off the gas supply for Gas Dryers. If it is necessary to remove a Dryer unit from its installation, use proper lifting techniques as units are heavy and could fall resulting in serious injury or death. Pulling a unit from its installation should only be performed by a trained authorized service technician or installer.
  • Page 64 Screws Removing the Door (Affinity Models) 1. Protect a flat work surface, such as top of dryer or floor near dryer, with a soft cloth or towel. 2. Open dryer door and remove the two hinge screws with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Page 65 Hinge Screws (See Figure 4-5) Door Handle Removal (Gallery Models) The door handle is secured with two screws that pass through the dryer door and fasten into the door handle. To remove the door handle: 1. Open dryer door. Hinge Assembly 2.
  • Page 66 Lint Housing Cover Removal (All Models) The lint housing cover is secured to the dryer inner front panel with two screws that pass through the lint housing Lint Trap cover and fasten into the dryer inner front panel.
  • Page 67 To remove the console panel: 1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and remove the top panel. 2. Disconnect the electrical leads of console panel from the wire harness at the three Molex connectors.
  • Page 68 The control board housing is secured to the console panel with five screws and five retaining tabs. To remove the control board housing: 1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and remove the top panel and console panel. 2. Disconnect all wire leads from console panel.
  • Page 69: Light Assembly (all Models)

    The light assembly is only accessible by removing the console panel. To remove the light assembly: 1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and remove the top panel and console panel. 2. Disconnect the electrical leads from the light Figure 4-18.
  • Page 70: Front Panel (all Models)

    Section 4 Component Teardown Front Panel Removal (All Models) Screws The front panel is secured with four screws, two screws at each top corner and two along the bottom flange. Two guide clips mounted to the inner edge of the front panel slide into slots cut in the cabinet frame.
  • Page 71: Rear Panel (all Models)

    Gas models do not have a terminal block. To remove the rear panel: 1. Disconnect the dryer from home electrical supply, trip the circuit breaker to the OFF position, or remove the fuse. 2. Pull the unit from its installation position and remove the top panel and rear top brace.
  • Page 72: Belt (all Models)

    To remove the belt: Spring 1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then remove the top panel, rear panel, console and front panel. 2. From the rear of the unit, reach under the drum and pull the idler arm assembly to the right and release the belt from the roller guides and motor pulley.
  • Page 73: Roller Assembly (all Models)

    Roller Assembly Removal (All Models) Retainers Inner There are five roller assemblies that the dryer drum rides Panel upon. The roller shafts are secured to the outside of the inner panels by a 9/16” nut. The rollers slide onto roller shafts and are secured with triangular retainers.
  • Page 74: Exhaust Tube (all Models)

    To remove the exhaust tube: Screw 1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front panel, front inner panel and drum. 2. Disconnect the wire leads from the exhaust thermal limiter terminals.
  • Page 75 Motor and Blower Assembly Removal and Electrical Separation (All Models) Connection To remove the motor and blower assemblies: 1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front panel, front inner panel and drum. Blower Mounting 2.
  • Page 76 The heat shield is secured with a screw to the mounting bracket for the heater assembly. To remove the heat shield: 1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front panel, front inner panel and drum.
  • Page 77 Thermal To remove the thermal limiter and safety thermostat: Limiter 1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front panel, front inner panel and drum. 2. Disconnect the electrical leads from the thermistor that is to be checked or replaced.
  • Page 78 (All Gas Models) Coils To remove the wire harness connections: 1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front panel, front inner panel and drum. 2. Label the connections as needed prior to disconnecting.
  • Page 79 To remove the manifold and burner assembly: 1. Shut off gas supply to dryer. 2. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, then remove the top panel, rear panel, console, front panel, front inner panel and drum.
  • Page 80 Section 4 Component Teardown Combustion Tube Removal ( All Gas Models) The combustion tube is secured to a mounting bracket in the front and secured with two screws. The rear of the combustion tube slides into the heat duct and is secured with a screw to the right rear of the combustion tube.
  • Page 81: Section 5 Troubleshooting

    5. Block knits into shape. Wrinkling 1. Overloading. 1. Reduce load size and tumble at medium or low heat for 5-10 minutes. 2. Leaving items in dryer after 2. Remove items immediately. Hang or fold. cycle ends.
  • Page 82 The following troubleshooting chart involves common concerns that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer. Some problems below involve improper installation and issues arising from the users household water supply. See the Use and Care guide for the unit in question and the Installation Section in this manual.
  • Page 83 Low Voltage Start The dryer motor should start and operate at 100 volts (200 volts for 230 VAC, 50Hz dryers). The power will be set to not dip below this voltage during any part of the cycle. Increase the voltage to allow for meter error and line fluctuations.
  • Page 84 12 squares left from the right edge of the lint blade and (2) squares forward. The tip should extend 1.25” into the air grill. Set the dryer timer as needed for each test. The recordable temperature is to be the maximum temperature following the heater off of the 3rd cycle.
  • Page 85 Dryer and gas valve to function properly at 100 Volts. Reduced Gas Pressure Reduce gas pressure to 1.0 inch in gage oil. Stop and then restart dryer. Allow gas ignition system to recycle and check to see that ignition is obtained.
  • Page 86 Place a 100% exhaust block on the exhaust pipe. The dryer door should be open for this test and the door switch held closed. The thermal limiter should trip and shut the dryer off after 1 to 5 minutes of operation.
  • Page 87: Section 6 Wiring Diagrams

    Section 6 Wiring Diagrams Affinity Series With Electric Heater...
  • Page 88: Affinity Series With Gas Heater

    Section 6 Wiring Diagrams Affinity Series With Gas Heater...
  • Page 89: Gallery Series With Electric Heater

    Section 6 Wiring Diagrams Gallery Series With Electric Heater...
  • Page 90: Gallery Series With Gas Heater

    Section 6 Wiring Diagrams Gallery Series With Gas Heater...

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