If your dryer won’t heat anymore there could be a variety of explanations. Before you schedule an expensive ass Dryer Repair estimate, you should go over 5 of the most common causes of dryer repairs, I will also I’ll give you some pro tips and pro tricks to help you get your dryer repaired effortlessly, you will be amazed after you realize you can fix it yourself.
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Most Common Dryer Repairs
In this article I am gonna cover the top 5 most common reasons your dryer isn’t working anymore and how you can fix it for $5 or Less!
Ok, here we go.
We know, we know—it’s obvious, but we have to say it. If your dryer isn’t working, the first thing you should check is whether or not the dryer is getting electrical power.
Try the Easy Stuff First
Check to see that the power cord is fully plugged into the outlet. Another possibility is that the circuit breaker has tripped. Simply click it off then back on and try the dryer again. Both breakers are required to power the dryer and the heating. Another issue could be your dryer cord is burned out, you could simply check record for continuity if you don’t know what time do it is clicked the link below and it will explain.
Check your Fuses & Thermostats
The thermal fuse and several other parts of the dryer were designed for safety reasons.
Dryer Thermal Fuse
When the dryer drum overheats, the thermal fuse will blow—signaling to the rest of the dryer to not run. If a thermal fuse has blown, it cannot be repaired and will need to be replaced before the dryer will run properly again.
Replacing Dryer Thermal Fuse
Grab a quarter-inch nut driver and a multimeter, unplug the dryer, and remove the exhaust hose before you get started on this project.
Remove the back panel with the quarter-inch nut driver and then take off the two wire terminals and screws that hold the thermal fuse in place. Place one probe of your multimeter on each of the thermal fuse wire terminals to test for continuity.
A dryer thermal fuse cost only a couple of dollars online. To see if the thermal fuse has blown, you’ll need to test it for continuity.
If your multimeter does not read there is continuity, the thermal fuse will need to be replaced. There are a couple of other things you can check if you’ve checked the thermal fuse and it has continuity.
Thermal Fuse (Both Types of Dryers)
Heating Element (Electric Dryer Only)
Gas Valve Coils (Gas Dryer Only)
High Limit Thermostat (Gas & Electric Dryers)
Glow Igniter (Gas Dryer Only)
Cycling Thermostat (Both Types of Dryers)
Flame Sensor (Gas Dryer Only)
Power Supply Coming from your plug (Gas & Electric Dryers)
Your dryer will only start tumbling if it’s fully latched, which is controlled by a piece called the dryer door switch. If you are closing the door fully and the dryer still isn’t starting up, it’s possible that you have a faulty dryer door switch —an easily replaceable part.
Dryer Door Switch
Your dryer door switch is located around the door opening in the door cut out, located in the front of the dryer, although this will largely depend on the dryer model you have, most dryers install it at the top of the cut out where the door closes into.
(refer to your manual if you have any problem finding the location).
I will link a video showing you how to replace the dryer door switch.
Another reason why your dryer may not work, maybe due to the push-to-start switch.
Th switch (located at the control panel of the dryer) when working, the dryer start switch sends an electrical signal to the motor, letting it begin to spin the dryer drum, it’s an easy part to replace if it’s failed. to check if you have to test it for continuity
- first, unplug the dryer and disconnect it from the exhaust hose. Remove the knob that controls the start function by pulling it straight up and then off of the front.
- Get access to the back panel by removing the screw with a quarter-inch nut driver and then remove the wires that are attached to the push-to-start switch (this should correlate to where the knob is located on the front).
- Remove the push-to-start switch on the back panel by releasing the locking tab as you pull it out.
- Install your new push-to-start switch by pushing it into the back panel and then reconnecting the wires.
- Lastly, push the control knob back in. Reconnect the dryer to power and test.
- A dryer motor controls the tumbling of a dryer and the spinning of a dryer’s blower wheel.
- You can tell a dryer motor has gone bad if you hear a loud humming or buzzing noise coming out of the dryer as you try to start it.
Don’t Buy a New Motor Just Yet
Just because the motor buzzes doesn’t necessarily mean the motor is bad. Items can and will fall down into the dryers lint trap.
- If an item goes down the lint trap it will get stuck in the blower wheel, causing the motor to freeze up, and make a buzzing or humming sound.
Remove the Item
Simply removing that item will allow the machine to start working properly again.
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