Today’s dryers come with a lot of features that helped to improve their functionality and performance. This is all because of the latest technology and strict energy standards. Furthermore, these two resulted into energy use reduction and helped prolong the fabrics’ lifespan. It is however a disaster when your laundry machine stops working. Here are some of the most common clothes dryer problems that you are likely to face:
Identifying which part of the dryer is causing the issue is probably the toughest part on fixing it. The machine is noisy due to problems in its:
- Drum glides
- Drum seal
- Drive belt
- Idler pulley
- The motor
There are also other device parts that might be causing this problem aside from these components. It would be best to hire an experienced technician to get this problem fixed as it requires technical knowledge to identify and repair the defective component.
There could be a problem with the following:
- Gas control valve
- The heating element
Use a thermostat and check if both the thermostat and cycling are in good condition. Today’s dryers have radiant flame and temperature sensors, be sure to check their condition. Get help from a professional should the issue persists.
This problem can be due to several malfunctioning parts and rotary and door switch are the first things you need to check. Should these switches are in good condition, you can continue to inspect the following:
- The main circuit board
- Thermal fuse
- Drive motor
- Terminal block
You can check each item’s condition. However, replacing or repairing them could be a difficult task. You can get the job done a lot easier if you seek the help of a home appliance repair technician. These technicians have lots of training in repairing home appliances.
Dryer Does Not Tumble
In such cases where the dryer doesn’t tumble, you need to inspect the pulley assembly, belt, door switch, and drive motor. After identifying the problem, the next step is to study the kit handed by the dryer’s manufacturer for the parts replacement.
Takes too long to Dry
An increased dry time and restricted airflow is the result of a blocked lint filter. You can also check the following:
- Blower wheel
- Felt drum seal
- Door seal
- Gas valve coil
Each part should be carefully checked. Replace or repair them if needed. This is also a difficult task to do, so the getting the help of a certified repairman is advised.
Timer does not Advance
In cases where your dryer’s timer is stuck and not advancing, then there might be an issue with its cycling thermostat or timer motor. You can locate the timer motor in the control console. Next step is to see if the thermostat is in good condition. You need to use a multi-meter to check the motor’s power.
Does Not Turn Off
If your dryer does not turn off, then there could be a problem with its timer, cool down thermostat, cycling thermostat, or door switch. You can spot if the problem is with its cool down thermostat if the drum turns indefinitely until its door opens.
Shuts off too soon
Dryers have moisture sensors and when auto drying option is on, these sensors control the timer. If the sensors have a problem, then the dryer will turn off too soon.
It is still best to hire a professional to fix the problem should you have any problem with your dryer. Your life is at stake if you try to attempt a DIY repair on these types of home appliances as you are going to deal with electricity or gas which should only be left to specialists.
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