Frigidaire Dryer Turns On By Itself


Frigidaire Dryer Turns On By Itself

Author
Message
Rhys
View Quick Profile

Forum Member
Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: 10 Months Ago
Posts: 5, Visits: 34
We have a 2013 Frigidaire "Laundry Center" Model # FFLG1011MW (dryer up top, washer below) in a seasonal rental property.  A tenant advised that the dryer was turning itself on and running for unknown periods of time.  We have witnessed this occurring at different times and have had to leave the door open until we figure out what to to to resolve this.    If a service call is arranged, what is the likely cause of this, and what parts and cost are likely to be involved?  Is there any type of repair that I can do as a consumer?
Rhys



Edited
Last Year by Rhys
Admin
View Quick Profile

Supreme Being
Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)

Group: Administrators
Last Active: 4 hours ago
Posts: 2.3K, Visits: 13K
Hello,

My first thought is on the dryer side the start switch is sticking closed (activating the dryer) I have seen these switches do this before.. one good test to try without having to tear it all apart would be to wiggle the start switch while the dryer is running and see if it stops the dryer.. a stuck door switch would not cause this as the start switch is what would activate the dryer to run... I can research this more later but for FYI.. I Have run across this very issue in the past with manual start switches





Rhys
View Quick Profile

Forum Member
Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: 10 Months Ago
Posts: 5, Visits: 34
Thanks. I tried wiggling it as suggested but it stays on. It occurred again last night in the middle of the night, starting spontaneously on its own then beeping when shut off.

Is there a board that would cause this?
Admin
View Quick Profile

Supreme Being
Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)

Group: Administrators
Last Active: 4 hours ago
Posts: 2.3K, Visits: 13K
If I had to guess I would say the issue is indeed the control board but it might be ideal to have a tech confirm this to be sure.





Rhys
View Quick Profile

Forum Member
Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: 10 Months Ago
Posts: 5, Visits: 34
Service call scheduled.  Will report back as to what is found.
Rhys


Admin
View Quick Profile

Supreme Being
Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)

Group: Administrators
Last Active: 4 hours ago
Posts: 2.3K, Visits: 13K
Ok well hope it is something easy we didnt think about





Rhys
View Quick Profile

Forum Member
Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: 10 Months Ago
Posts: 5, Visits: 34
The control board was replaced and seems to have resolved the problem.  This board can be found online for under $80, although the price was stamped on the box $115. from Electrolux.    

Was not happy to be be charged around $300 in labor by the local appliance dealer service department to put it in, which took about 15-20 minutes tops.  We agreed to the cost thinking it was a much more time-consuming installation.  Not exactly a part that I would consider consumer-accessible, but close.  Probably no more difficult than the main treadmill board I installed a few months ago.

Thanks for the guidance.
Rhys






Admin
View Quick Profile

Supreme Being
Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)

Group: Administrators
Last Active: 4 hours ago
Posts: 2.3K, Visits: 13K
Well I am glad to hear you got it fixed.. The labor rate is most troubling.. not even the highest paid attorneys in the US make that much per hour so not sure what this repair place thinks is an acceptable pay rate.. my hourly service rates were at the upper level 10 years ago but labor rates have not changed a whole lot.. I charged $15 every 15 minutes or $60 hr.. even double time on Christmas day does not come close to what you were charged.. unless this place is employing Nuclear Physicists this does not sound right at all.
Again, I am glad to hear the washer/dryer is back in business, hopefully this is the last of your troubles for quite some time.






Rhys
View Quick Profile

Forum Member
Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)Forum Member (555 reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: 10 Months Ago
Posts: 5, Visits: 34
Agreed.  We complained nicely and then not-so-nicely to the service department but they refused to amend the charge, citing all kinds of reasons, none of which made sense.  Not sure what the best recourse here is.  I hate leaving negative reviews on a site like the Better Business Bureau, but may do so. 

Rhys



Admin
View Quick Profile

Supreme Being
Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)Supreme Being (164.3K reputation)

Group: Administrators
Last Active: 4 hours ago
Posts: 2.3K, Visits: 13K
Well I would say definitely leave one on the BBB.. That one will most likely get someone to reach out to you.. You can also leave a negative Google review by clicking on their company name under the local google search.. I would do it if you are not happy.. You can always update the complaint assuming they offer you some sort of discount.
We don't like negative reviews either but sometimes it brings to light issues that the ownership or mgmt were not aware of.







Reading This Topic