Dryer Repair: Quick Start

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 takes too long

Dryer Takes Too Long to Dry Clothes?

Electric Dryer Troubleshooting: Dryer takes too long

Dryer Takes Too Long to Dry Clothes? Electric Dryer Troubleshooting. Common solutions for a Dryer that takes too long to dry the clothes. Common solutions for: Dryer takes too long

Air Flow Problem

If the vent is clogged or partially clogged, it will restrict the airflow through the dryer, substantially increasing the drying time. To ensure proper dryer performance, you should clean your dryer’s venting system at least once per year

Blower Wheel

The blower wheel works with the drive motor to draw air into the dryer drum. Clumps of lint, socks, and small articles of clothing can escape the lint filter and get caught in the blower wheel.

In addition, the blower wheel sleeve can wear out, allowing the blower wheel to wobble on the motor shaft. If the blower wheel is obstructed or defective, it may take too long to dry clothes. To determine if the blower wheel is working properly, remove the dryer vent and assess the strength of the air flo…

Part – Dryer Blower Wheel

Gas Valve Solenoid

Gas dryers have two or more gas valve solenoid coils.

The gas valve solenoids open the gas valve to allow gas to flow into the burner assembly. Sometimes, a solenoid can fail several minutes into the drying cycle, causing the dryer to take a long time to dry the clothes. To determine if one or more of the gas valve solenoids has failed, check the igniter.

If the igniter glows and goes out but does not ignite the gas, the gas valve solenoid is defective. If one or more of the gas valve coils are bad replace them both.

Part – Dryer Gas Valve Solenoid

Heating Element

The heating element warms the air before the air enters the dryer drum. If the heating element is burned out, or if any other part of the assembly is defective, the dryer may not heat. To determine if the heating element is at fault, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the heating element does not have continuity, replace it.

Part – Dryer Heating Element

Heating Element Assembly

The heating element assembly warms the air as it passes over. If the heating element is burned out, or if any other part of the assembly is defective, the dryer may not heat. If the dryer doesn’t heat, the dryer will take a substantial amount of time to dry clothes.

To determine if the heating element is at fault, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the heating element does not have continuity, replace it.

Part – Dryer Heating Element Assembly

Lint Filter

The lint filter might be clogged. Dryer sheets and fabric softener can leave a residue on the lint filter, reducing the air flow. If the lint filter is clogged, clean it.

Part – Dryer Lint Filter

Moisture Sensor

The moisture sensor monitors the clothing’s moisture level and sends a signal to the control board when the clothes are dry. If the moisture sensor is malfunctioning, it could inaccurately report that the clothing is still moist, causing the dryer to keep running even though the clothes are dry.

However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the moisture sensor check all the more commonly defective parts. If you have determined that all of the other components are working properly, replace t…

Part – Dryer Moisture Sensor

High Limit Thermostat

The high-limit thermostat monitors the dryer temperature and shuts off the burner if the dryer overheats. If the high-limit thermostat is malfunctioning, it may shut off the burner even if the dryer is not overheating.

However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the high limit thermostat check all the more commonly defective parts. If you have determined that all of the other components are working properly, test the thermostat by using a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the therm…

Part – Dryer High Limit Thermostat

Cycling Thermostat

The cycling thermostat cycles the heat on and off to regulate the air temperature. If the cycling thermostat is defective, the dryer will not heat.

However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the cycling thermostat check all the more commonly defective parts. If you have determined that all of the other components are working properly, test the thermostat by using a multimeter to test for continuity.

If the thermostat does not have continuity, replace it.

Part – Dryer Cycling Thermostat

Thermistor

Some dryer models have a thermistor. The control board uses the thermistor to monitor the dryer temperature and cycle the heat on and off. If the thermistor is defective, it might not cycle the heat on, causing the clothes to not to dry properly

Part – Dryer Thermistor

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.

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Common Broken Dryer Symptoms
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Common Broken Dryer Symptoms: Dryer Noisy or Squeaky? Dryer will not start? Dryer not heating or not enough heat? Dryer will not tumble or spin? Dryer timer will not advance? Dryer takes too long to dry? Dryer takes too long to dry? Dryer will not shut off? Dryer shuts off too soon?Dryer get to hot?

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