Diagnosing Your Dryer

There are so many things that can go wrong with your dryer. From your dryer not drying to your dryer starting then stopping, and your dryer not spinning to your dryer making loud noises. These along with many other dryer symptoms can be fixed yourself as long as you know how to diagnose your dyers symptoms. Here are multiple different common dyer symptoms and repair videos on how to fix them!

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  • Reasons Why My Dryer May Be Turning Off To Soon
    • You may need to replace your lint filter or lint screen.
      • The lint filter and lint screen trap lint and debris from the exhaust air flowing from the dryer.
    • You may need to replace your hi-limit thermostat.
      • The hi-limit thermostat will automatically cut off the dryer if it’s temperature exceeds a certain number, which prevents overheating.
    • You may need to replace your moisture sensor.
      • The moisture sensor monitors the moisture inside of the dryer to accurately dry clothes.
    • You may need to replace your blower wheel.
      • The blower wheel pushes air through the dryer to the exhaust fan.
    • You may need to clean your dryer.
  • Reasons Why My Dryer May Not Be Drying
    • You may need to replace your lint filter or lint screen.
      • The lint filter and lint screen trap lint and debris from the exhaust air flowing from the dryer.
    • You may need to replace your gas valve coils.
      • The gas valve coils regulate gas supply to the igniter by turning the gas valve on and off in order to maintain the proper temperature in the dryer.
    • You may need to replace your dryer’s thermistor.
      • The thermistor is a variable resistor that communicates very accurate temperature readings to the control board.
    • You may need to replace your moisture sensor.
      • The moisture sensor monitors the moisture inside of the dryer to accurately dry clothes.
    • You may need to replace your blower wheel.
      • The blower wheel pushes air through the dryer to the exhaust fan.
    • You may need to replace your heating element.
      • The heating element contains coils that heat up when electricity run through them. This is the source of heat that heats the contents of the dryer.
    • You may need to clean your dryer.
  • Reasons Why My Dryer May Be Starting Then Stopping
    • You may need to replace your drum bearing.
      • The drum bearing allows easy rotation of the drum during the drying cycle.
    • You may need to replace your push to start or start switch.
      • The push-to-start switch completes an electrical circuit to start the drive motor and begin the drying cycle.
    • You may need to replace your lint filter or lint screen.
      • The lint filter and lint screen trap lint and debris from the exhaust air flowing from the dryer.
    • You may need to replace your support roller.
      • The support roller provides support for the drum and allows the drum to turn smoothly.
    • You may need to replace your motor plate.
      • The motor plate holds the motor in place during the drying cycle.
  • Reasons Why My Dryer May Not Be Spinning
    • You may need to replace your interior cycling thermostat.
      • The hi-limit thermostat will automatically cut off the dryer if it’s temperature exceeds a certain number, which prevents overheating.
    • You may need to replace your cycling thermostat.
      • The cycling thermostat helps to maintain the internal temperature of the dryer.
    • You may need to replace your door switch.
      • The door switch prevents the dryer from operating when the door is open.
    • You may need to replace your drive belt.
      • The drive belt is responsible for driving the dryer drum to spin.
    • You may need to replace your support roller.
      • The support roller provides support for the drum and allows the drum to turn smoothly.
    • You may need to replace your idler pulley.
      • The idler pulley puts tension on the drive belt and guides the belt around the motor pulley.
    • You may need to replace your drive motor.
      • The drive motor rotates the dryers belt around the drum while carrying out the cycle, it locks the dryer’s belt in place.
    • You may need to replace your lint screen.
      • The lint screen trap lint and debris from the exhaust air flowing from the dryer.
    • You may need to replace your blower wheel.
      • The blower wheel pushes air through the dryer to the exhaust fan.
  • Reasons Why My Dryer May be Making Loud Noises

    • You may need to replace your rear drum bearing.
      • The rear drum bearing allows the drum to rotate smoothly.
    • You may need to replace your bearing retainer.
      • The bearing retainer is located behind the heater and helps to keep the dryer quite during the cycle.
    • You may need to replace your drum belt.
      • The drum belt assists with rotating the drum during the drying cycle.
    • You may need to replace your drum bearing.
      • The drum bearing allows easy rotation of the drum during the drying cycle, it also helps to keep the drying process quite.
    • You may need to replace your bearing slide.
      • The bearing slide works with the drum bearing to allow easy rotation of the drum during the cycle.
    • You may need to replace your dryer feet.
      • Dryer feet elevate and level the dryer to protect the floor.
    • You may need to replace your drive belt.
      • The drive belt is responsible for driving the dryer drum to spin.
    • You may need to replace your support roller.
      • The support roller provides support for the drum and allows the drum to turn smoothly.
    • You may need to replace your idler pulley.
      • The idler pulley puts tension on the drive belt and guides the belt around the motor pulley.
    • You may need to replace your idler spring.
      • The idler spring put tension on the idler pulley so that if the drive belt breaks the pulley will trigger the broken belt switch.
    • You may need to replace your drum baffle.
      • The drum baffle acts as a fin in the dryer drum to rotate the laundry, creating an environment in which your cloths dry faster.
    • You may need to replace your blower wheel.
      • The blower wheel pushes air through the dryer to the exhaust fan.
    • You may need to replace your motor plate.
      • The motor plate holds the motor in place during the drying cycle.

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