Common Dryer Problems

Why Does My Dryer Do Nothing When I Turn it On?

Try plugging something else into the outlet to see if it is a problem with the outlet itself not generating power. If it works, then you should check the power to the dryer. Check for blown fuses in your circuit breaker. If the power is there, check the door switch, thermal fuse, thermostat, and start switch to be sure that they are all working like they should. You should also be sure that the lid is properly closed. If it is open, it can keep the machine from starting.

Why is There No Heat in My Dryer?

Be sure that nothing is blocking the front of the machine. Air flow is essential to properly drying clothes with the right temperatures. Also, be sure that the settings on the unit are appropriate for the garments you are trying to dry. If this doesn't work, check for broken or burned areas on the heating element itself.

Why Doesn't My Dryer Drum Tumble?

This could be caused from the belt being broken or slipping while in use. Also, there could be a problem with the motor or worn out parts in the system. If you "hear" the problem, then it is likely something with the belt needing to be repaired or replaced. If the motor turns easily and runs well with the belt, then it may be a problem with the idler pulley or the drum rollers.

Why is My Dryer So Noisy?

There are numerous moving parts in the system which can become worn out or damaged in some way. These could be parts that support the drum, a blower weel, or a spindle that is made from a ball and socket device. Be sure that the machine is properly cleaned and there isn't a build-up of lint. Also, it's important to understand that a dryer may squeak a little when it is first starting up, but it should stop after a few minutes.

Why Are My Clothes Wrinkled?

This is often caused from leaving the clothes in the machine for too long after the tumbling cycle is over. To prevent wrinkles, be sure to remove your clothes promptly when they are finished drying and hang them up.