FRIGIDAIRE DRYERS PROBLEMS
Information about the problems and breakdowns of Frigidaire dryers that were reported from 2011 to 2021.
Common problems: burning, fire, smoke, sparks.
Faulty modules: control board, door, drum, motor, thermostat, timer.
34 issues reported
Frigidaire Laundry Center FEX831CS
Consumer reports that the electric clothes washer & dryer combination unit smoked while drying clothes. Consumer says that the dryer heater element plug behind the circuit board shorted out starting a small internal fire.
Consumer reports smell of smoke coming from the clothes dryer. Consumer says they saw flames coming from the lint trap under the dryer's drum which could not be extinguished despite unplugging the dryer. A 32-YOM was injured. Fire Dept identified the lint as the cause.
Frigidaire Gallery Series GLEQ332AS
The respondent reports that the electric clothes dryer ignited during normal use. The respondent states that there was no evidence of improper materials inside the dryer drum. Damage was confined to the dryer and adjacent washing machine.
Consumer reports that while the laundry was going on she smelled smoke and saw smoke filling the laundry room. She could see flames inside the gas dryer. Consumer says she unplugged the dryer and it stopped smoking. The technician determined that the housing had melted.
Consumer's gas dryer has timer setting on it. It is programmed to run 60 minutes when use bulky setting. Machine will count down to 56 & when it goes to 55 minutes it goes to foot print in screen that chases itself. Consumer let it ran for 2 hours & it never shut off.
Frigidaire Clothes Dryer
Fire inspector believes that fire at rental property may have been caused by clothes dryer issue related to recall.
Consumer says the handle to the clothes dryer fell off in her hand as she attempted to open the dryer to remove dried clothes. Consumer says now the only way to open the dryer is to stick one's finger into two small holes that have broken plastic which can cause cuts.
Consumer reports that the clothes dryer caught file. Consumer states that it was drying clothes when the lint started flaming. Consumer states that smoke detectors were activated and the fire only resulted in a burned dryer. Consumer reports injury to a 34-YOM.
Consumer reported that top of dryer is overheating. It becomes so hot that not possible to place hands on it. 34 YOF burnt her hands; she received first aid by non-medical professional. He stated there is not enough insulation to prevent this overheating.
consumer reported that Clothes Dryer had a fire in the control panel. the fire self extinguished with no damage to the laundry room. consumer had smelled an odd smell and went down to the basement laundry room to investigate. The dryer was ruined.
Consumer reported that dryer was fixed multiple times. If clothes are in it, it shuts off every two minutes. Dryer also is burning clothes when it would work. Consumer stated that also washer has to be drained 3 times & water is present.
A gas clothes dryer from a laundry center starts and stops by itself every 10 seconds and the only way to stop it is to unplug it and turn off the gas. No injury.
Consumer reported that his clothes dryer caught on fire. The dryer had been running between 30 & 40 minutes when he heard smoke detector's sounding. He found dryer with smoke & flames few inches high coming out of control panel. He put fire out & turned circuit breaker off.
Gas Clothes Dryer caught on fire. The entire home was full of smoke and the charred dryer was removed by the fire department. The firemen reported that the motor had caught fire. No injuries.
Consumer placed the sheets in electric dryer & left home for less than an hour. She notified that fire department removed her washer & dryer to balcony because there was smoke emitting from her apartment. She stated that the sheets caught fire in the dryer.
Frigidaire Affinity AEQ6000ES2
Dryer was in use & on delicate. After about 10 or 15 minutes consumer went to laundry room & detected smell. She open laundry door & there was smoke. She turned off fuse box & unplugged dryer. Dryer was very hot. Later technician advised her that electronic board burned.
The consumer noticed that her blankets were burned. The gas dryer had been on for about 30 minutes. The consumer stated that the blankets crumble to the touch.
Frigidaire Affinity AEQ6700FEO
The back of 59 YOM's electric clothes dryer overheated & caused fire. It melted all wires & connections to wall & burned some of metal. House breakers clicked off & stopped it from spreading.
Fire alarms went off in 2 minutes after 35yof turned on gas dryer. She saw smoke from basement ceiling & flames coming out of metal exhaust tube attached to dryer. She tried to put out flames with a fire extinguisher. Fire Department came & put out the fire. No Injury.
A gas dryer has caught fire. Fire started in electric motor and has spread to other parts of the dryer, including wiring and plastic parts. The origin is not accessible to the consumer for cleaning or service. Fire department pried open the case to extinguish the fire.
The consumer stated that while the clothes dryer was on a normal, low heat cycle, a loud noise came from it. The control panel lights began to flash on & off and the unit made loud buzzing sound. The laundry room began to fill with smoke. Flames melted the front of the panel.
Frigidaire Affinity AGQ6000ES2
The consumer, 42, stated that the gas clothes dryer caught fire during usage. The fire started inside the dryer but not in the drum. He stated that the lint trap was cleaned the load before and the lint exhaust was vacuumed out 2 months prior. Reported injury to self.
Consumer reported following issues with dryer: she began noticing that clothes were causing her to itch, then black spots on clothing & burned dryer sheets. Technician advised her to report this issue as potential fire safety hazard.
Fire department responded to the structure fire at a single family ranch. All occupants out of the home. The fire was in the laundry room located just inside the front door & believed to be from the clothes dryer. Visible flame & sparking was observed under the dryer.
50 YOF consumer reported that circuit board & electronic controls of the electric dryer spontaneously caught fire in the middle of a drying cycle. She said that fire extinguished on it's own & didn't proliferate & cause additional ignition. No injuries or damages.
Frigidaire Gallery Series GLG02152ES0
We experienced a gas clothing dryer fire. The technician who came to our home to service the dryer after we noted a burnt smell in dried clothing told us that fire was unusual because it was not in the venting system but inside the dryer itself. Lint accumulated over time.
Caller’s daughter had scheduled the inspection after she saw sparks coming from the dryer & the electricity had blinked once when she turned the dryer on. The tech advised that the dryer may have some missing screws. The father found one screw then the repair tech found one.
54 YOF consumer's dryer repeatedly burns items of clothing. Corner of an item gets caught at the top front of the dryer. Consumer states that this is a fire hazard.
Frigidaire Gallery Series GLG02152EE0
I have a gas powered clothes dryer that has a defective thermostat which I have replaced at least three times because it stays on at random times it will remain open & the flame continues thereby scorching the drum. I came very close to having my house go up in flames today.
Dryer randomly caught fire. Consumer started laundry & heard strange mechanical noise. Consumer opened dryer & saw orange glow, indicating heater filament was on. Smoke & electrical burning smell stared coming from dryer's bottom. Consumer used fire extinguisher & called 911.
Consumer reports that their clothes dryer caught fire despite rigorous, regular cleaning of the lint trap. It appears that lint accumulated underneath the drum of the machine where they could neither see nor remove it. (Consumer's wife was not injured).
Consumer's gas dryer does not ignite and allows natural gas to enter consumer's home. The safety component of the dryer does not seem to be working.
Our clothes dryer caught fire. There was minimal clothes inside dryer. Dryer lint vent was cleaned before usage. Sparks were seen inside dryer, then dryer inside caught fire. I am requesting for official record that this model dryer has a critical safety defect.
Consumer reports that the washer dryer combo has a dangerous malfunction. At the end of the drying cycle the gas burner did no turn off and was still on 24 hours later. The drum was too hot to touch and had scorch and burn marks where plastic melted. Fire hazard.
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