A broken down dryer can be a real pain in any household. Finding other methods to dry your laundry can waste time, money, and energy. When your dryer goes down, don’t procrastinate when searching for a reliable repair. If your dryer spins, but does not heat up, there could be a variety of different causes. Learning how to identify problems will help you find trusted repairs, so make sure to read our blog below and see what is wrong with your dryer today!
To see if the fuse is to blame for your dryer issues, start by taking the back panel off of your machine. You will be able to access the thermal plug from here. Make sure to unplug all wires from the machine then pull the fuse out, and check for a break. If it is broken, you will need a professional to replace the fuse with the appropriate replacement.
Broken Temperature Switch
To check the temperature switch, remove the knob on the temperature dial. Open up the control panel on the dryer by unclipping the restraints on the cover (some models may also have screws).
Use a Volt-Ohm meter to test the temperature on the switch. Set it to RX1, take away the leads, and lightly touch the probes to the terminal. See if the reading is zero or infinity. Turn on the switch and repeat this process. The reading should now be the opposite of last time (if the first reading was zero, it should now be infinity, and vice-versa). If the reading is not the opposite, then it’s likely you temperature switch needs to be replaced.
Finally, you are going to check your thermostat if the temperature switch and fuse are fine. Remove the back panel of the dryer to find the thermostat. You will need to use the Volt-Ohm meter once again. Set it to RX1, take the lead off of one terminal and touch the probes to the terminal. If your meter says anything other than zero, there is an issue with the thermostat.