• Howard Gallagher

Common Dryer Issues

Imagine you have a load in the dryer. Once the cycle is done, none of the clothes are dry. This is a reality when you are experiencing problems with your dryer . Many dryer issues can be avoided with the proper maintenance. Here are 5 common dryer issues you may face.

Drum Spins But There Is No Heat

You can run a load and notice there is no heat. A blown thermal fuse may be to blame. On newer dryers, a blown thermal fuse may prevent the dryer from running at all.

Drum Isn't Spinning

Drums spin due to the inner belts in your dryer. Belts are exposed to wear and tear. If the drum doesn’t spin then the belt would need to be replaced. If a new belt doesn't solve the problem, you may have a problem with the idler pulley or motor.

The Dryer Is Overheating

A dryer that is too hot is a very dangerous problem that should be checked immediately. There may be one reason why your dryer is overheating is a clogged vent. Lint can build up over time due to use. Once the lint trap or the vent outside of your house becomes clogged. It is not only a fire hazard but also a carbon monoxide hazard. Cleaning the lint trap will prevent your unit from overheating.

Dryer Makes Weird Noises

Noise happens during the drying cycle. The drum seal is loose. Overloading your unit with excess clothes causes this issue.

Dryer Won’t Turn On

If you notice your dryer not starting , it can be a few reasons.There is an issue with the electrical supply. If you checked your electrical panel and nothing is wrong, then it may be caused by a dryer component. Door switch, thermostat and start switch are the common areas where the issue can originate from. It is important to remove any lint around the door switch.

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