If you see the error code AD on your Frigidaire dryer, it means that the “Auto Dry” option has been selected. This option uses no heat, so drying times will be longer and loads may be wet at the end of the cycle.
To fix the issue, you must reset the dryer or select a different finishing cycle option.
When you need to manually restart the dryer, be sure to turn your home’s circuit breaker off and wait two minutes. After doing so, you can flip the breaker back on and press a button on the machine.
Frigidaire Dryer AD Code – Troubleshoot And Diagnosis
Frigidaire Dryer Ad Error Code appears when you try to turn on the Auto Dry option. Our suggestion is to select any other option to clear this code. If you are still getting this error then do the following:
1. Do A Power Cycle
If your Frigidaire dryer is not functioning properly, you may be able to reset it and have it working again.
To perform a soft reset on a Frigidaire dryer, unplug the dryer from the power outlet and then plug it back in. Press and hold the “Start/Pause” button for 5 seconds. The dryer will beep and the display will flash when the reset is complete.
2. Faulty Heating Element
The heating element in a Frigidaire dryer provides the heat necessary to dry clothes. The element is located near the bottom of the dryer and consists of a coiled wire that becomes hot when electricity is flowing through it. The heat produced by the element dries the clothes by causing the water in them to evaporate.
Over time, the element can become corroded or damaged and will need to be replaced.
Follow the below steps to test and replace the faulty heating element:
- Unplug the Frigidaire dryer from the wall outlet.
- Remove the lint filter by pulling it out of the dryer opening.
- Use a putty knife to remove the screws that hold the lint filter housing in place.
- Remove the housing and set it aside.
- Locate the heating element inside the dryer. The heating element is a large, coiled wire located near the back of the dryer.
- Use a multimeter to test the heating element for continuity. If the heating element does not have continuity, it needs to be replaced.
- To replace the heating element, remove the screws that hold it in place. Pull the heating element out of the dryer and insert the new one. Replace the screws and reassemble the dryer.
3. Defective Blower Assembly
The blower assembly in Frigidaire dryers helps circulate the air throughout the clothing chamber during the drying cycle. The blower assembly is located in the rear of the dryer.
The blower assembly consists of the blower wheel, the blower motor and the blower housing. The blower wheel is connected to the motor shaft and is mounted inside the housing. The motor is responsible for powering the blower wheel.
A damaged or malfunctioning blower assembly can cause the dryer to overheat or not operate properly.
Here are the steps to replace it:
- Disconnect the power cord from the outlet and disconnect the exhaust duct from the dryer.
- Remove the lint screen from the dryer door.
- Remove the screws that secure the front panel to the dryer.
- Lift the front panel off the dryer.
- Remove the screws that secure the blower housing to the dryer.
- Remove the blower housing from the dryer.
- Remove the blower wheel from the housing.
- Install the new blower wheel onto the housing.
- Reassemble the blower housing and install it onto the dryer.
- Secure the blower housing with the screws.
- Reinstall the front panel onto the dryer.
- Reconnect the power cord to the outlet.
Test The dryer and see if the AD code is now cleared or not.
4. Control Panel Issue
The control panel of a Frigidaire dryer helps the user to select the settings for the drying cycle, such as the drying time and temperature. The panel also has a timer that allows the user to set how long the cycle should run. The control panel may also include a display that shows the current status of the drying cycle.
Check to see if the control panel is properly connected to the dryer. Sometimes you may also get E68 code. If the control panel is not properly connected, reconnect it and try again.
The first thing to check is the wiring harness that connects the control panel to the dryer.
Disconnect the harness and check for loose, damaged, or burnt wires. If the harness is damaged, it will need to be replaced. If the wires are loose, they will need to be tightened or replaced. If the wires are burnt, they will need to be replaced.
The second is that the control panel may be defective. In this case, You need to replace the whole control panel.
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