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Frigidaire Affinity Error codes E5B,E9E and E4A

Heres the deal. The dryer runs for a few minutes and then stops and flashes the lights on the far right end of the panel. I checked the codes:E5B-No Heat,E9E-Low Voltage and E4A Dry time too long. I believe that the low voltage is the problem and the other 2 codes are the result of the problem. I've checked the voltage at the wall. I have 247VAC across the 2 flat prongs. I've removed the control board and the board and wiring show no signs of over heating or damage. Everything I've read so far say I sould have 120VAC at the wall and the CB is bad. Any other suggestions before I take a $160 shot in the dark?

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Dicho Pet
Hey guys , need help .
I have a Frigidaire Affinity gas dryer . The dryer it's working but some electrical buzzing noise appear ,when the click for the burner kick in , the hit is working the relies are clicking the burner is turning on and off - when the burner is on that strange electrical noise is appearing . What is the problem coming from - please help me !
I did the test and foul code appear E9E
The model number is: LAQG7011KW0
Frigidaire gas dryer - Affinity
Tank you in advance !!
by Dicho Pet
June 4th
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Lyle W
Hello Naomi. The E5B error code indicates that the control detects a "no heat" condition. That is consistent with your description of the details. The E9E indicates that the control detects low voltage on the red wire that connects to the Heater Relay on the control board. You can UNPLUG the dryer and check that wiring connection. Reconnecting a loose wire may fix your problem.
by Lyle W Earned 2,989 community points in Washers
April 16th, 2013
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I have a frigidaire dryer gleq2152es1 and am getting error codes e56 or e5b not sure which it says for sure ast hey look similar and e9e. It will run for a few minutes but isn't drying anything and then shuts itself off and all the lights start flashing and it gives these two errors. What could be wrong? What steps can I take to check and see what the problem is?
by Manage My Life
April 16th, 2013
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Lyle W
Here is a URL for the video mentioned above: managemylife.com/mmh/articles/authored/video-how-to-perform-a-voltage-check-on-a-240-volt-outlet

The above link does not appear to work.
by Lyle W Earned 2,989 community points in Washers
March 12th, 2013
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Lyle W
Your details seem to indicate that you found the tech sheet that is shown in the images below. That E4A indicates that the control detected a long dry time. It does not point to the cause of the failure. Based on your details, I suspect that you may have a voltage supply problem or a failure in that heating element. You can check the house circuit breakers. The dryer will run if it is supplied with the 120 volt L1 leg of power (traced in red in the wiring diagram below). If that 120 volt L2 leg is missing (traced in yellow) then the dryer will not heat. If you find no problems with the house circuit breakers, then you may need to check the voltage at the electrical outlet as shown in this brief video:

Video: Perform a Voltage Check on a 240 Volt Outlet

. If the outlet is okay, then you can UNPLUG the dryer and check the wiring on the terminal block at the back of the dryer. If the wiring and the outlet cord are okay, then your next step would be to check the heating element. Let us know if you need more help diagnosing and repairing this failure.
by Lyle W Earned 2,989 community points in Washers
March 12th, 2013
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I have model number LEQ6000ES2 also and it's stopped heating. It runs for a few (3-5) mins then shuts off and all lights are blinking on the control panel and Ad is flashing in the display. I found instructions for testing to get the error code and I get Fld 001 E4A. When I pulled out the dryer to check the exhaust hose and connection at the wall, all are clear and I saw sooty residue on the back of the dryer coming from an item located at the center of the back panel. Possibly heating element? Could you tell me what you think the problem is? Thanks.
by Manage My Life
March 10th, 2013
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Lyle W
Hello Sherman. The "ad" flashing indicates that the dryer is in the automatic dry cycle. I posted an image below for a typical Frigidaire Affinity Dryer (model AEQ7000) that matches the washer model number (ATF7000EG) that you posted above. I suspect that you could have a problem with the moisture sensor since the dryer shuts off and does not display an error code. I provided a diagnostic test below that will help you test the moisture sensor and the thermistor (temperature sensor). The other dryer components can also be checked when using that diagnostic test. If you see an error code during that test, you can refer to the chart at the bottom of that image to determine the cause of your failure. You can order parts from this page:

Frigidaire Dryer Parts

. Be sure that you UNPLUG the dryer before accessing internal components. If you need more help, reply with additional details and the full model number of your Frigidaire Affinity Dryer (the above model number appears to be the one for the washer).
by Lyle W Earned 2,989 community points in Washers
February 20th, 2013
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Sherman Larico Hill
I have a frigidare affinity dryer after 5 mins of dryer it shuts off with the ad flashing and there is not heat clothes are cold......it's a model ATF7000egq what is the problem?
by Sherman Larico Hill
February 18th, 2013
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To Tony,






Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.






The E4A error indicates a Program Timeout Fault. The drying time has exceeded program time for that cycle. Press Pause Cancel and SELECT buttons for 6 seconds to exit test modes. Position cycle selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT and touch START. _Check for anything that would extend dry times such as: no heat, restricted vent, blower fan blade broken or loose, dryer installed in closet with solid door, or bad connection in moisture sensor bar circuit or dirty bars_. If the dryer operates normally but code returns, replace electronic control.






The control board part # 134557201 on the top in the front would be the control that would need to be replaced.






The first thing I recommend is running the FUNCTION TEST SEQUENCE (see image below) to verify the error and check for failures.






I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance, include more details in a reply to this post.






Landell
by Manage My Life
February 27th, 2012
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I have a co-worker that has an Frigidare Affinity model# AEQ6000ES2. Its giving code E4A and not heating up, she was told by a tech is was a bad card. Would that be a control board or the interface board? She has told me that it has over heated in the past, not sure how she knows this, now there is no heat. So will a new control board fix her problem? Thanks.
by Manage My Life
February 24th, 2012
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Hi Ifedi,

Since you are not giving me many details, I will assume you are getting the E5B error code. The model number you gave me is an electric dryer. If you read 120vac across the heater relay in a normal dry cycle, you will need to ohm the heating element, and the high limit thermostat. You should have resistance from one terminal to the other on the heating element and each terminal to the housing should read open. You should read resistance across the high limit thermostat as well. If either the heater or the high limit are bad they will need to be replaced. I am giving you the disassembly instructions in the images below. These images are for demonstration purposes only. This dryer may not look exactly like yours, but the procedure is basically the same.
I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance, include more details in a reply to this post. Landell
by Manage My Life
November 15th, 2011
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Landell, the model number for the frigidaire dryer is GCEQ2152ES0. I have done the troubleshooting up to the point of voltage drop and I am measuring 120V. At this point, the manual says check other heater circuits and I do not know how to go about it from here. Will appreciate your help. Thank you.
by Manage My Life
November 14th, 2011
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Hi Ifedi,
Without your model number I am only able to give you general information. The control board is in the console and the relays are on the control. If you would like specific help with your dryer, please include the model number and more details in a reply to this post, and I will be happy to assist you further. Landell
by Manage My Life
November 14th, 2011
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I just did the troubleshoot as directed but I am having a 120V meter reading which says check other heater circuits. I have checked for loose connections but no headway. Any suggestions, I don't want to pay more to have a tech come over. Will really appreciate anyone's help.
by Manage My Life
November 13th, 2011
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I am having the same problem. I do not know where to locate the heater relay RL2 or even the electronic control
by Manage My Life
November 13th, 2011
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Hi David, Glad to hear you are up and running! Please keep Manage My Life in mind for all of your do-it-yourself projects. Landell
by Manage My Life
November 8th, 2011
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The model is AEQ6000ES2. After following all the flow charts, I noticed that one common sense "No heat" test was missing. Ohm the heater element. The element was open. I just finished replacing it and all is well.
by Manage My Life
November 7th, 2011
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Manage My Life
Hi David,



Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

Without your model number I am only able to give you general information.



E5B= Heater Fault (no heating). Position cycle selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT and touch START. Measure the voltage across terminals on relay RL2 (heater relay) on electronic control. If meter reads 240V on electric models and 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. If meter reads 120V, check the rest of the heater circuit.

E4A = Program Time out Fault. Press PAUSE CANCEL and SELECT buttons for 6 seconds to exit test modes. Position cycle selector to NORMAL, temperature selector to HIGH HEAT and touch START. Check for anything that would extend dry times such as: no heat, restricted vent, blower fan blade broken or loose, dryer installed in closet with solid door, or bad connection in moisture sensor bar circuit or dirty bars. If dryer operates normally but code returns, replace electronic control.

E9E Code = Low Voltage seen at the Control. Make sure to check the RED wire on the Control Board that connects to the Heat Relay. This is L1 to the Control Board and we have seen bad/loose connections and burnt wires at the terminal causing this issue.

You will most likely need to replace the main control, but without your model I am hesitant to tell you to do that.

If you would like specific help with your dryer, please reply to this post with the model number and more details.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

.

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram and for parts purchases;

Sears Parts Direct

.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

Landell
by Manage My Life
November 7th, 2011
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November 6th, 2011
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