Common Dryer Problems

Dryer runs but no heat

Cause: A common cause of the dryer running without generating heat is a faulty thermal fuse. This can be a result of blocked ventilation, clogged lint screens, or consistently overloading the machine.

Solution: If the thermal fuse is broken, it will need to be replaced. Allow our Calgary team of professionals to fix this issue at a reasonable cost.

Dryer makes strange noises or vibrates

Cause: One possible cause of strange noises or vibrations in the dryer is a failed dryer drum seal. This can occur due to frequent overloading of the dryer or contact with foreign objects. This also can be due to loose screws or off-balanced motor frame.

Solution: To address this issue, the drum seal will likely need to be replaced.

Dryer Runs but Doesn’t Fully Dry Clothes

Cause : When the dryer runs but fails to thoroughly dry clothes, a broken heating element may be to blame. This can also be caused by blocked ventilation, clogged lint screens, or consistently overloading the machine.

Solution: If the heating element is defective, it will need to be replaced to ensure efficient drying. Call our Calgary office for a quick and efficient repair.

Dryer runs but then shuts off quickly

Cause : The dryer shutting off quickly after starting may be due to a broken thermostat. This can be a result of blocked ventilation, clogged lint screens, or consistently overloading the machine

Solution: If the thermostat is malfunctioning, it will need to be replaced to address the issue effectively. Our Calgary technicians are fully trained to service this type of problem.

Dryer Not Starting

Cause: If the dryer fails to start altogether, it could be due to a faulty power supply, a broken door switch, or a malfunctioning control board.

Solution: Check the power supply, ensure the door switch is functioning properly, and if necessary, consult a professional to examine the control board.

Dryer Error Codes

Cause: There is a whole list of things that can be wrong or broken, usually if your dryer is showing an error code that means major repair is required.

Solution: Here is a list of LG Error codes for the most common troubles that you can look up and try to fix with the help of youtube or with our help. Here is another list of Samsung Dryer Error codes that might be helpful while troubleshooting another problem with your dryer.

Dryer Overheating

Cause: Overheating can be caused by a blocked ventilation system, clogged lint screens, or a malfunctioning thermostat or heating element.

Solution: Clean the ventilation system and lint screens thoroughly. If the issue persists, it may be necessary to replace the thermostat or heating element.

Clothes Taking Longer to Dry

Cause: If clothes are taking an unusually long time to dry, it could be due to a clogged ventilation system, a damaged or restricted exhaust hose, or a malfunctioning moisture sensor.

Solution: Clean or repair the ventilation system, ensure the exhaust hose is properly connected and unobstructed, and consider testing or replacing the moisture sensor if needed.

Dryer Producing Excessive Noise

Cause: Excessive noise during operation can be caused by worn-out drum rollers, damaged belts, or loose or damaged components.

Solution: Inspect and replace worn-out drum rollers or damaged belts. Tighten or repair any loose or damaged components to reduce noise.

Dryer Not Turning Off

Cause: If the dryer continues to run even after the designated drying time, it could be due to a faulty timer, control board, or thermostat.

Solution: Consult a professional to diagnose the specific issue and replace the faulty component if necessary.

Remember, if you encounter any of these issues, it’s always recommended to consult the manufacturer’s manual or seek assistance from a professional appliance repair service for accurate diagnosis and safe repair. If you call our Calgary team of service guys we will offer you a number of coupons for you to save money on these repairs.

Dryer Power issues

Cause: Sometimes, a dryer might not be working because it isn’t receiving any power. Make sure the dryer is properly plugged in and the circuit breaker isn’t tripped.

Solution: If the circuit breaker has tripped, you can reset it. If it continues to trip, there might be an electrical issue that needs to be addressed by a professional electrician.

Dryer Clogged or Blocked Vent

Cause: Over time, your dryer’s vent can become blocked with lint, which can cause your dryer to not work effectively or even not at all.

Solution: Make sure to clean out your dryer’s vent regularly to ensure it’s not blocked. You can do this using a dryer vent cleaning kit, which usually includes a long, flexible brush.

Dryer Does not Start due to a Defective Door Switch

Cause: A faulty door switch can cause your dryer to not work, as it may not recognize when the door is shut. That door switch opens the circuit and cuts power to the machine.

Solution: You can usually test this by closing the door and seeing if the dryer light goes out. If not, the door switch may need to be replaced, which should be done by a professional.

Dryer not Drying Clothes due to a Faulty Thermal Fuse

Cause: If your dryer gets too hot, the thermal fuse can blow, preventing your dryer from working.

Solution: The thermal fuse can’t be reset—if it’s blown, it needs to be replaced. To prevent the thermal fuse from blowing, regularly clean your lint trap and vent, and don’t overload your dryer.

Dryer won’t Run due to Broken Drive Belt

Cause: The drive belt is what turns the drum of your dryer. If it breaks, the drum won’t spin and the dryer won’t work.

Solution: If the drum doesn’t spin when the dryer is turned on, the drive belt may be broken. Replacing a drive belt can be a little tricky, but you can do it yourself with some guidance, or you can call a professional to replace it for you.

Warning: Always remember to unplug the dryer before performing any maintenance or checks, and if you’re unsure about anything, it’s best to contact a professional.

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