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Keep Your Clothes Dry: Troubleshooting the 3 Most Common Dryer Problems

Wet clothes can really ruin your day, and in a family home, it can be a series issue not to have a dryer running in good condition. At Maydone we know that dryers can be one of the most important appliances and that they can sometimes stop working for seemingly no recess. So we’re here to help. Here are the three most common dryer problems and how to fix them. 

  1. What to do when your dryer is not heating up

If your dryer is running, but not heating up, the first thing you should check is the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is a safety device that shuts off the dryer if it overheats. It is usually located on the back of the dryer and can be tested with a multimeter. If the thermal fuse is blown, you’ll need to replace it.

Another possible cause of a dryer not heating up is a faulty heating element. The heating element is responsible for producing the heat that dries your clothes. If it is damaged, you’ll need to replace it.

Finally, check your dryer’s power source. Make sure the dryer is plugged in and the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped.

  1. What to do if your dryer is not spinning

If your dryer is not spinning, the first thing you should check is the belt. The belt connects the motor to the drum; if it’s broken or worn out, the drum won’t spin. To check the belt, you’ll need to access the back of the dryer. If you see any cracks or fraying, it’s time to replace the belt.

Another possible cause of a dryer not spinning is a faulty motor. If the motor is burned out, you’ll need to replace it.

Finally, check the drum’s support rollers. If they are worn out or damaged, they can prevent the drum from spinning. To check the rollers, you’ll need to remove the front panel of the dryer.

  1. What to do if your dryer is not drying clothes

If your dryer is running, but not drying clothes, the first thing you should check is the lint trap. A clogged lint trap can prevent the dryer from circulating air properly, which can cause clothes to take longer to dry. Make sure you clean the lint trap after every use.

Another possible cause of a dryer not drying clothes is a clogged dryer vent. Over time, lint can build up in the vent, which can prevent air from circulating properly. To check the vent, disconnect the dryer from the wall and use a vent cleaning kit to remove any buildup.

Finally, check the moisture sensor. The moisture sensor is responsible for detecting how damp your clothes are and adjusting the drying time accordingly. If the sensor is dirty or faulty, it can cause the dryer to stop drying before your clothes are fully dry.

In conclusion, these are the three most common dryer problems and how to fix them. By taking the time to troubleshoot and diagnose the issue, you can save yourself time and money in the long run.

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