Are you also facing problems with your Samsung dryer? Is your dryer also not carrying out its heating function properly? Well, you have come to the right place!
In this article, you can find the correct expert guidance for your dryer’s troubleshooting and repair.
Reset the Samsung Dryer!
RESET it before a detailed problem diagnosis if the dryer is not heating up properly. Resetting the dryer changes all the appliance settings to default, ensuring no problem is caused by the appliance’s settings. The following steps must be followed to reset your Samsung Dryer.
- Remove the appliance from the power source by disconnecting the cord from the socket or turning off the circuit breaker connected to the dryer.
- Wait for at least 5-7 minutes.
- Reconnect the appliance to power, and allow it to start correctly for 2 mins.
- Check if it’s working fine now or not.
If the Dryer still fails to heat up properly then you must carry out a problem diagnosis.
What are the reasons causing the disruption in the dryer’s function? (SOLVED!)
The dryer is among the daily used appliances at home in daily house chores. Any one of the daily used appliances not functioning correctly can cause a delay in the house chores. E.g., if a dryer is not heating up properly, the washed laundry clothes may not be able to dry up fast as usual. This may cause a delay in drying and the next laundry step, i.e., ironing the washed and dried-up clothes. Before you can call a technical expert to check your appliance, you may want to give a quick look at these common issues which might be the reason behind the disruption in the heating of your Samsung Dryer.
1. Exhaust vent of the dryer is blocked
A big disruption is caused in the dryer’s working when air becomes trapped in the appliance. This does not allow it to heat up and function properly. The heat is not able to circulate within the dryer effectively. The reason behind the air trap is mostly the blockage in the dryer’s exhaust vent. The blockage is mostly dirt, debris, and lint on the inside part of the vent. While in the outdoor vent, even bird nests or leaves may be causing the disruption.
One must not ignore this blockage as, eventually, the blockage may increase tremendously. Inspection of both ends of the venting system must be carried out on a regular basis. Make sure to disconnect the appliance from power before carrying out the inspection. If any dirt or lint is seen, it must be removed carefully from both sides of the exhaust vent. Any other damage to these vents must be fixed before reconnecting to power.
4. Door Switch damaged
An essential part is located at the front of the dryer, called the ‘Door Switch.’ The door switch is a safety-related part of the dryer. It ensures that no power flow in the machine is carried out when the door is open to prevent anyone from getting an electric current from internal parts of the appliance. These switches are eventually bound to get old and damaged.
Solution: If your diagnosis says these switches may cause the heating problem, get these switches repaired. They might even need to be replaced.
3. Heating element is dysfunctional
The heating element is the main and most essential part of the dryer. It is the part that produces heat in the dryer, and any problem with it means no heating at all. Signs that there are problems with the heating element include burning smells from the appliances and little or no heating in the dryer.
Firstly, if the element is broken, it may need a replacement. If that is not the case, an expert technician must be called and get the element checked. He/she may be able to give you the best solution for fixing the element’s issue.
4. Thermal fuse damaged
A thermal fuse in the dryer prevents overheating and cut-off power if the appliance’s internal temperature gets too high. A damaged thermal fuse is one of the common reasons which might be causing an issue with the heating system of the dryer. If the thermal fuse has been blown away due to a fault in the wiring system or due to age, it will not function correctly and will not allow the appliance to produce heat properly and thus function correctly.
To check if the thermal fuse is functioning correctly, locate it first. It is mainly located at the back of the appliance near where the power cord connects. Check if it’s working fine using a multimeter. If not, the fuse may be needed to be replaced, and if it’s working fine, there may be some other reason causing the heating problem in the dryer.
I hope that these troubleshooting methods were of good help to you all. Remember! Resetting is always the first go-to option. Follow these solution methods first; if they are not fixing the heating issue, call the Samsung appliances technical expert. Do not delay the repair of the dryer.