Middletown Appliance Repair

Troubleshooting Clothes Dryer Repair

clothes dryer repairBrowse through these common issues associated with appliances such as clothes dryers. For safety and efficiency, please call upon a professional, such as A-Robinson Appliance Repair before trying to make any adjustments.

Safety Tip: Before doing any work on your dryer, pull the plug. Turn off the gas supply to a gas dryer, at ether the appliance shutoff or the main shutoff valve. Should you smell gas, get out of the house immediately. Note: Appliance models vary; see your owner’s manual for information specific to your dryer. Disclaimer…

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Drum Doesn’t Rotate, Though Dryer Turns On

Check for:Remedies:

  • Defective start switch, door switch, or timer
  • Loose or broken drum belt
  • Loose or broken idler pulley or spring
  • Defective support roller, centrifugal switch, or motor

  • Let a professional replace start switch, door switch, or timer
  • Tighten loose belt
  • Let a professional replace broken belt
  • Let a professional replace idler pulley or spring
  • Let a professional replace support roller, centrifugal switch or motor


Dryer Doesn’t Heat, Though Drum Rotates

Check for:Remedies:

  • Defective temperature control or timer
  • Defective over heat protector
  • Electric: Power off
  • Electric: Defective heating element
  • Gas: Pilot light out
  • Gas: Defective electric pilot
  • Gas: Incorrect air-gas ratio

  • Replace temperature control or timer
  • Replace overheat protector
  • Electric: Check fuse or circuit breaker
  • Electric: Let a professional replace heating element
  • Gas: Let a professional relight or replace flame switch
  • Gas: Let a professional replace pilot
  • Gas: Let a professional adjust shutter on burner


Clothes Don’t Dry

Check for:Remedies:

  • Clogged lint trap or exhaust duct
  • Worn door seal
  • Gas: Incorrect air-gas ratio

  • Clean lint trap or exhaust duct
  • Replace door seal
  • Gas: Adjust shutter on burner


Dryer runs noisily

Check for:Remedies:

  • Worn drum belt
  • Defective idler pulley or support roller
  • Loose blower
  • Worn motor bearings

  • Let a professional replace drum belt
  • Let a professional replace idler pulley or support roller
  • Tighten setscrew holding blower to shaft
  • Replace bearings or motor


You Can’t Turn the Dryer On

Check for:Remedies:

  • Open door
  • No power reaching the outlet
  • Loose motor wiring
  • Damaged door switch
  • Defective centrifugal switch
  • Defective wiring between the outlet and the terminal block
  • Defective timer
  • Defective motor

  • Shut the door again
  • Check the fuse box/circuit breaker
  • Tighten the electrical connections
  • Check the switch and replace it if necessary
  • Check the timer and replace if necessary
  • Call a qualified contractor


The Motor Runs but the Drum Doesn’t Turn

Check for:Remedies:

  • Blocked drum
  • Broken drive belt
  • Broken idler wheel assembly
  • Work support wheel

  • Open the unit and look for any obstruction around the drum
  • Replace the belt
  • Check the assembly and replace if necessary
  • Check the wheel and replace if necessary
  • Call a qualified contractor


The Drum Turns but Nothing Gets Dry

Check for:Remedies:

  • Clogged lint trap or exhaust vent
  • Defective safety thermostat is defective
  • Defective heating element
  • Defective timer

  • Unclog lint trap or exhaust vent
  • Replace safety thermostat
  • Replace heating element
  • Replace timer
  • Call a qualified contractor


It Takes Too Long to Dry a Load

Check for:Remedies:

  • Clogged lint trap or exhaust vent
  • Overloaded dryer
  • Clothes that are too wet
  • Loose fan
  • Damaged door gasket

  • Clean the trap and vent
  • Reduce the load and try again
  • Check fan and tighten if necessary
  • Check the gasket and replace if necessary
  • Call a qualified contractor


It Doesn’t Stop Drying at the End of a Cycle

Check for:Remedies:

  • Defective timer is defective
  • Defective dampness sensor

  • Replace the timer
  • If your unit has this type of electronic dampness sensor, call a qualified contractor