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Electric Dryer Troubleshooting Guide


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Dryer does not work at all

Dryer tumbles, but there is no heat

Dryer takes too long

  • Check the lint trap

  • Check for proper air flow

  • Inspect the vent hose for kinks or dips

  • Test the heating element

  • Test the thermostats

Dryer drum does not tumble

Dryer overheats

  • Check the lint trap

  • Check for proper air flow

  • Check the thermostat

  • Check the heating element

Dryer will not stop automatically
  • Test the timer motor

  • Test the moisture sensor

  • Test the thermostats

  • Test the heating element

Dryer is noisy

  • Level the dryer

  • Check the drum belt

  • Check the drum support rollers

  • Check the idler pulley

  • Check the glides

  • Check drum bearings

  • Check the blower

  • Check the baffles

Light doesn't work

Dryer give clothes a bad odor

  • Check for proper air flow

  • Remove odor producing items from the proximity of the dryer

Clothes are damaged or stained

  • Check the baffles for cracks or damage

  • Check the front and rear seals

  • Check the drum for rust or damage

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