Dryers

 

Helpful Service Hints About Your Dryer

Problem Things to Check Notes
Will not operate Is the power cord plugged into a live electrical outlet and is the connection tight?  
  Have you checked the house fuse and circuit breaker?  
  Is the cycle selector in the correct position?  
  Is the door properly closed?  
  Have you opened the door during operation? The START button must be depressed after opening the door the restart the dryer.
Runs but does not heat properly Have you checked the house fuse or circuit breaker? The dryer may still operate, but not provide heat, if on fuse is blown or circuit breaker is tripped.
  On gas dryers, have you checked that the gas supply is on?  
Long drying time or clothes not dry Has the lint screen been cleaned?  
  Is the correct temperature selected? High, medium, and low heat settings
  Have you checked that there is no obstruction in the exhaust duct? Check the exhaust duct at the outside end and see if the trap door opens when the dryer operates. If it does not, then there is an obstruction.
  Is the exhaust duct too small? The duct must be at least 4 inches.
  Is the load too small? Less items does not improve dry time, add similar items to improve tumbling.
  Are the items sorted properly? Items must be sorted by similar fabric, weight, and construction in the same load
  Is the dryer being overloaded? Normal load size will fill the dryer 1/3 to 1/2 of the total drum size.
  Is the wash load too damp? Re-spin the load in the washer to remove excess water
  Is there high humidity? Drying time will increase with high humidity.  One way to improve this is to use a dehumidifier in the same room as the dryer.
Dryer stops operating in the middle of a cycle Is the dryer being overloaded? Normal load size will fill the dryer 1/3 to 1/2 of the total drum size.

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