Your first reaction might be to call a repairman if your Dryer not start. On the other hand, I’m always dedicated to assisting people like you in troubleshooting and repairing their appliances on their own. You’ll have a working dryer, pride in having done it yourself, and more money in your wallet by the end. The following are nine reasons why your dryer won’t turn on.
The most common dryer problem is a blown thermal fuse, which is usually caused by a clogged dryer vent. It’s a safety feature that prevents your dryer from becoming too hot. The thermal fuse can be found on the blower housing or the heat source of the dryer: the heating element on an electric dryer or the burner on a gas dryer. It should exhibit continuity or a closed circuit, which means it can carry an electrical current. Your dryer will not work if the continuity is disrupted. A multimeter tester is the most convenient technique to check for continuity. If there is no continuity, repair the thermal fuse and clean the dryer venting before resuming usage.
The on/off switch
It’s rather straightforward to determine whether or not a start switch is operational. Attempt to turn on your dryer. The start switch is fine if you hear a hum but it doesn’t start. If nothing happens when you try to start your dryer, use a multimeter tester to verify the continuity, as mentioned above. Is there no continuity? It’s time to get a new start switch.
Switch on the door
The door switch is the clicking sound you hear when you close your dryer’s door. The clicking sounds indicate that it is turning on. If the door switch clicks when you press it, it’s probably in good working order. If there is no click, the door switch must be replaced.
Motor for driving
The drive motor is responsible for turning the dryer’s drum and spinning the blower wheel. If you’ve checked reasons 1-3 above and all of these parts are working, but the dryer is still buzzing but not operating, the drive motor should be checked. Remove the motor’s belt and look for any obstructions in the blower wheel. If there are no obstructions, the motor is most likely faulty and has to be replaced.
If your dryer motor turns on but the drum does not, the drive belt should be checked. Some dryers, on the other hand, include a switch that switches it off if the belt breaks. You’ll need to replace the drive belt in either case.
Issues with electricity
If you have an electric dryer that isn’t working, the problem could be with the incoming power. Unplug the dryer and plug something else into the outlet to see whether this is the case. If the gadget won’t switch on, the problem could be with a circuit breaker or a fuse. Check the outlet with a multimeter tester if the circuit breaker or fuse is working.
Switching on the belt
A belt switch is not available on all dryer models. To see if it does, check your owner’s handbook or perform a search using your model number. Start your dryer and listen for a humming noise if it has a switch belt. If you hear a hum, the belt switch is working properly. If there is no hum, check the switch for continuity using a multimeter. When it’s on, there’s no continuity? A new belt switch has been installed.
The main control panel
If your drying isn’t working, it’s rare that the main control board is to respond. However, if all of the above pieces are in good working order, you’ll probably want to replace the main control board. The primary control board sometimes shows evidence of burning or a shorted-out component if it’s malfunctioning, though there’s no straightforward test to check if it’s working.
The timer on your dryer is effectively your final resort because it rarely breaks. If none of the above components are broken, the timer may need to be replaced. You can’t readily test a timer to check if it’s working, therefore your best bet is to replace it, exactly like the main control board.
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