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Why Won’t My Dryer Heat Up?

A dryer that does not heat up is not very good at all. Even if the appliance turns on and the drum turns, without heat, your laundry will not come out dry. Dryers are far more complicated than many people realize. There are several working parts that are responsible for ensuring that your laundry comes out perfectly dry. If your dryer is not heating up, here are some possible reasons why.

Power Issues

If there are power problems, your dryer may not turn on at all or it could stop working as soon as the power problem occurs. You should check the plug, circuit breaker and inspect the fuses to make sure that everything is working properly before you proceed to inspect your appliance more thoroughly.

Faulty Heating Element

One of the most important parts involved in the heating of the air in your dryer is the heating element. Much like heating water, air is heated in a similar manner. If there is a problem with the heating element, it will need to be professionally replaced.

Thermal Fuse Issue

Your dryer is fitted with various safety measures to ensure that it functions properly. One such part is the thermal fuse. While you want your dryer to heat up, you don’t want it to get too hot. The thermal fuse helps ensure that your dryer maintains the appropriate temperature. Replacing a blown fuse will solve this problem. It might be difficult to locate and some disassembly of your appliance will be required. So, make sure that you call an expert in order to ensure that repairs are completed as they should be.

Broken Thermostat

Thermostats are used in various appliances, including dryers. Along with the thermal fuse, the thermostat also helps regulate the temperature according to the settings that you have selected. Your dryer could have several thermostats and each one needs to be tested individually in order to find out which, if any, is faulty.

Timer Motor Fault

If the timer motor is faulty, you might need to replace just the motor or the entire motor assembly. Both of these repairs are complex and it is best to have a professional diagnose and repair the fault.

As you can tell, the possible causes of dryer heating issues are quite complex and they require both specialized tools and experience for a thorough diagnosis. At Care & Repair, we are experienced and trained to repair all dryer problems. No matter the make or model, you can always depend on us for fast and professional service. Call us at (647) 812-2863 for expert repairs.