Dryer not heating? After putting your washed clothes there, you notice that it’s not working.
Definitely, you’ll be disappointed. You have loads of dirty clothes to wash. And lots of household work to do.
Dryer, not heating, you should call the repair guy to find out what the hell is going wrong with it. And remember if it is in warranty then get it to repair for free.
There will be many reasons the dryer not heating because it is not plugged, or may dryer’s door is not locked and such others. If one of these is the reason, you can quickly solve it on your own.
Here are the Possible Causes why your Dryer is not Heating:
1. Clothes from the Washer are too Wet
Sometimes, it’s not the dryer’s problem why it is not heating but the washer. The clothes from the washer may be too wet because the washer is not draining it well.
This problem is making it hard for the dryer to do its job. Fully wet clothes are difficult to dry.
If you encounter this issue, check not only the dryer but the washer as well. If you continue to have the issue, call a technician.
2. Uneven load
When the dryer is not heating up uneven loading. If you put a bed sheet with other clothes, then it is difficult for the dryer to work.
Just imagine your towels stacked with bedsheets. It pushes the dryer to work harder and harder causing it to stop working.
To solve this problem just put bedsheets and types of clothes separately. Put small sizes together so as not to overwork the dryer. Make sure also that they are not that wet.
3. No gas or electric supply
If there is no electric or gas source it’s really impossible for your washer to start. The main source of dryers comes from a 240-volt circuit from two 120-volt lines.
One breaker runs the motor while the other powers the heating. Reset if one of the two lines is tripped.
There’s also the probability that it is not getting the right voltage. Check if the dryer is plugged.
Make sure that the circuit breakers are in the right positions. All the fuses must be in place.
When the gas is off, there’s no chance for the dryer to work. Check these possibilities.
4. The lint screen is clogged
A clogged lint screen can prevent proper airflow. Clean the lint screen with hot water and soap. Scrub it with a soft toothbrush.
5. Blocked vent
If the dryer is not heating, it may be due to a blocked vent. Check if it is clogged.
Hire a dryer service that cleans the ductwork to the exterior. they can unhook each section to clean everything. They can use an electric leaf blower to blow lint and debris through the duct and exterior parts.
6. Faulty thermostat
IF the vent on the dryer is blocked, then the hot stuff stays inside that means clothes stay inside. It causes the high limit thermostat to trip. The electricity will stop flowing to the gas valve.
A blocked vent system can stop the high limit thermostat from working. The dryer will not heat. I am not going through the technicians but;
Some reason for the dryer is malfunctioning, such as:
- Faulty thermal fuse
- Broken thermostat
- Broken heating element
- Defective timer motor
Some people may try to find out what’s wrong with their dryer without calling the help of a professional technician. However, if you have tried all your best to fix it and nothing works, you should call an expert technician who has experience in repairing a dryer.
There are many reliable experts that you can find online. Make sure to research and check reviews.
Ask their experience and how the provider has helped them in solving the dryer issue. few questions can be asked by the customer care or the provide of the product that how long you are using the machine or it is in a warranty.