Common Broken Dryer Symptoms
Dryer Noisy or Squeaky?
Learn how to repair your dryer when it’s making noise by troubleshoot common problems and parts like bearings, seals or worn belts. If you have a noisy or more commonly a squeaky dryer odds are its the drum bearing or also known as the roller bearings. Simply applying bearing grease usually does the trick. No parts needed.
Dryer will not start?
Find out how to fix a dryer that will not start, by checking a few key components, such as the heating element, high limit thermostat, or cycling thermostat, or most commonly the thermal fuse. If the thermal fuse blows it has to be replace or bypassed. Equally common for a dryer that wont start is the door switch is broken.
Dryer not heating or not enough heat?
When your dryer is not producing any heat or not enough heat to dry clothes, inspect common parts like lint screen or check for air restrictions in the back of the dryer, the vent tube and even in the wall. If there is no air restrictions then it is most like the high limit thermostat, cycling thermostat or gas valve coils.
Dryer will not tumble or spin?
When your dryer won’t tumble or turn, looking at common parts to see if they may be worn or defective, like Pulleys, switches or belts. If your dryer wont spin it is most likely the belt, or thermal fuse. Newer front load style dryers are know for having belt tensioner pulley.
Dryer timer will not advance?
What can cause your dryer’s timer to stop advancing? Its most likely the control board if you have a newer model, if you have an older style its most likely the timer motor.
Dryer takes too long to dry?
If your dryer is taking too long to dry your clothes, troubleshoot common problem parts like coils, thermostats and heating elements. When your dryer is not producing any heat or not enough heat to dry clothes, inspect common parts like lint screen or check for air restrictions in the back of the dryer, the vent tube and even in the wall. If there is no air restrictions then it is most like the high limit thermostat, cycling thermostat or gas valve coils.
Dryer will not shut off?
Learn how to repair your dryer when it won’t shut off, by checking the most common parts that cause this symptom, like door switches or timers.
Dryer shuts off too soon?
Find out how to repair your dryer when it shuts off too soon on the auto dry setting by checking a few key components like thermostats, gas valve coils or fuses. Check for obstructions.
Dryer get to hot?
If your dryer is too hot, you should start by looking at the high limit thermostat, to see if it may be worn or defective. Check it for continuity. Most commonly it will be a defected high limit thermostat and at the same time a faulty thermal fuse.