DRYER REPAIR

Finding the right Dryer that will be capable of handling your laundry is essential. Most people search for features such as automatic sensors, energy efficiency, short dry times, and quiet operations.

However, when your Dryer breaks down then the appliance becomes an inconvenience for you. A non-functioning Dryer can wreak havoc in a busy household. Whether the control buttons are not functioning or the Dryer takes too long to dry or the issue is entirely something else we can help you out.

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Dryer not drying?

Dryer not heating?

Error message appears on the display?

How Dryer Works?

Your Dryer has a heating element that heats up to get the clothes dry. When you press the start button, your Dryer sends a message to the control board to start the Dryer, the control sends a message to the motor to spin, and the motor is transfers power to the heating element.

Most of the Dryers are electric Dryers, and need 240 Volts in order to run properly, that power is strong enough to light up the heating element. All the power goes to the control on the Dryer, and the control of the Dryer splits the power to the rest of the machine.

In order to vibrate, the Dryer needs a motor, so the motor will get 120 Volts out of the 240 Volts. The other 120V goes to the heating element, but not before it goes through protective components, such as thermistor (AKA Temperature sensor), Cut-Off fuse and High Limit Thermostat, those components are there to protect your house from catching on fire. If there is any power failure, those parts will go first.

When your Dryer motor runs, it gets 120 Volts and transfers those 120 Volt to the heating element, with no protecting fuse or Thermistor. But, why is there no protective system between your Dryer motor and your heating element? Only because your Dryer heats up to just 240V volts, and whatever happens, it will not dry up if your system fails between the control and the heating element.

As we mentioned, the Dryer needs heat, but that is not enough, your Dryer also needs air circulation, the simple reason for that is if your Dryer will keep the hot air inside, the hot air will evaporate from the wet clothes, but as soon as the Dryer will stop, the moisture in the air will be liquid again and goes back to the clothes.

So what component pushes the hot air with the moisture out of the Dryer? The blower wheel attached to the motor. Whenever the motor runs, the blower wheel spins with it. The blower wheel has 2 jobs, it needs to suck the air from the heating element, through the Dryer drum full of clothes, though a lint screen, through a duct hose and out of the house. This is the simple act of the Dryer, but as simple as it is, Dryer has many common problems.

Dryer Common Issues

Dryers like Whirlpool are very common appliances, they are also known as very reliable appliances, but even reliable appliances brake every once in a while. When your Dryer is not heating up, do not be surprised, you are not the only this happened to. The most common problem with Whirlpool Dryers is that it just stops heating. When you call a service guy to check your Dryer, the first thing that he needs to do is to simply test the power outage of the Dryer, as we mentioned before, your Dryer needs to receive 240 Volt, so as an appliance repair technician we need to make sure that your Dryer is getting that power, without that, it will stop working or give you problems.

The second thing the appliance technician needs to do is to run the Dryer and make sure that it heating, some situations happen when a Dryer will heat up but to a very low temperature, and that means that the heating element itself works but something else connected to it doesn't.

After we make sure that there is heat and the Dryer gets enough power, we need to open up the Dryer and test the heating element, the heating element needs to give us full resistance in order to light up, if the heating element does give us full resistant we need to go and test the high-limit thermostat, and the Cut-Off fuse. If both give us full resistance, now we need to go through your Thermistor (AKA Temperature Sensor).

The thermistor works differently than a heater or a fuse, instead of giving us a full resistance; it gives us a continuity, which means it changes with the temperature change, that's how the system knows to regulate the temperature and not to go over heat.

If we tested all the above, and still no heat, we need to run the Wirlpool Dryer when it is open, with no drum inside, yes, its not safe, that's why you need a proffesional technician to do it.

Your Whirlpool Dryer is heating but not drying your clothes?

This is also a common problem, as we said, your Dryer needs a clean air flow to dry the clothes, if the Dryer vent or the duct system in your house is blocked, the moisture will stay inside your Dryer, it can easily escalate to a fire, and it will not dry, call a service technician to get one of our professional team members to get it fixed, we simply need to clean the lint that caught inside the Dryer and release the blockage, sometimes the Dryer will get clogged for long time and it can also damage the electrical system, so take care of it quickly.

Your Whirlpool Dryer is not spinning?

This is also very common, we simply need to come and diagnose the problem.

We will start by checking the drive belt and the motor, if the drive belt is gone. The Dryer motor will spin sometimes but will not be connected to the Dryer drum.

More reasons for Dryer not spinning is simply bad controller. But before we check that, we need to make sure that everything else has been tested near the drive motor. There is a pulley that stretches the bely and makes it tightly connected to the drum, underneath the pulley there is a special switch, that switch will protect the system. Once the belt has been ripped off, the pulley will drop down, it will press on the switch that will cut the power to the motor, the controller will send the power to that switch but it will not go to the motor and spin.

Your Dryer is making noise?

When your Dryer is making noise, thats mostly a Dryer that hasn't been serviced for a very long time. Most of the manufactures recommended to get a service technician to come and maintain your Dryer at least once every 2 years.

When you get a Dryer maintained, the technician opens the Dryer and cleans all the lint and puts oil on the mechanical system to keep it going for longer. If you don't keep maintaining your Dryer as recommended, your Dryer will collect lint, that will go to the motion parts and also to the electrical components, it can make it hard on the motion parts to run and eventually make horrible noise and the lint may caught in your heat system and catch on fire. So make sure to take care of your Dryer at least every 2 years.

Dryer Error Codes by Brand:

Whirlpool

Whirlpool – as we mentioned above, Whirlpool Dryer is very common and very reliable Dryer. Here are the Whirlpool Dryer common error codes:

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code = PF – Power Failure

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code = F01 – Main Electronic Control Board Fail

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code = F02 – Keypad or User Interface Fail

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code = F22 – Outlet Thermistor (Temp Sensor) Fail

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code = F23 – Outlet Thermistor (Temp Sensor) Fail

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code = F24 – Inlet Thermistor (Temp Sensor) Fail

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code = F25 – Inlet Thermistor (Temp Sensor) Fail

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code = F28 – Moisture Sensor Fail

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code = F29 – Moisture Sensor Fail

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code = F30 – Restricted Outlet Airflow

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code = F70/F71 – No communication between the ECB (electronic control board) and the UICB (user interface control board assembly)

Whirlpool Dryer Error Code = F72 – F78 – User Interface Control Assembly Fail

Maytag

Maytag – Maytag Dryers are made by Whirlpool manufacturer. Many Whirlpool parts completely fits to Maytag Dryer parts. Here are the Maytag Dryer common error codes:

Maytag Dryer Error Code = PF – Power Failure

Maytag Dryer Error Code = F01 – Main Electronic Control Board Fail

Maytag Dryer Error Code = F02 – Keypad or User Interface Fail

Maytag Dryer Error Code = F22 – Exhaust Thermistor (Temp Sensor) Fail

Maytag Dryer Error Code = F23 – Exhaust Thermistor (Temp Sensor) Fail

Maytag Dryer Error Code = F26 – Drive Motor Fail

Maytag Dryer Error Code = F28 – Moisture Sensor Fail

Maytag Dryer Error Code = F29 – Moisture Sensor Fail

Kenmore

Kenmore – Kenmore Dryers are made by Whirlpool, Samsung, LG and Sears manufacturer. Many Whirlpool, Samsung, LG and Sears parts completely fits to Kenmore Dryer parts. Here are the Kenmore Dryer common error codes:

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = PF – Power Failure

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F01 – Main Electronic Control Board Fail

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F02 – Keypad or User Interface Fail

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F20 – Heater Relay Fail

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F22 – Outlet Thermistor (Temp Sensor) Fail

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F23 – Outlet Thermistor (Temp Sensor) Fail

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F24 – Inlet Thermistor (Temp Sensor) Fail

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F25 – Inlet Thermistor (Temp Sensor) Fail

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F28 – Moisture Sensor Fail

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F29 – Moisture Sensor Fail

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F30 – Restricted Outlet Airflow

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F31 – Low L2 Voltage

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F70 F71 – No Communication Between the ECB (Electronic Control Board) and the UICB (User Interface Control Board Assembly)

Kenmore Dryer Error Code = F72 – F78 – User Interface Control Assembly Fail

LG

LG – LG Dryers are made by LG Only, But some of the LG Dryers will be similar to Kenmore as some of Kenmore Dryers made by LG Manufacturer. Here are the LG Dryer common error codes:

LG Dryer Error Code = d80 d90 or d95 – Flowsense indicator = Exhaust system

LG Dryer Error Code = FO (Filter Out) – Filter not installed properly

LG Dryer Error Code = PS – Improper voltage with the power cord

LG Dryer Error Code = CL (Child Lock Display) – An indication that the Child Lock feature is active

LG Dryer Error Code = tE1 – Thermistor Fail

LG Dryer Error Code = tE2 – Thermistor Fail

LG Dryer Error Code = tE3 – Thermistor Fail

LG Dryer Error Code = E13 – The drain hose is kinked, crushed, clogged

LG Dryer Error Code = nP – There is a problem with electrical wiring in the home and no current is being detected at the heater

LG Dryer Error Code = dE – Door Switch Error

LG Dryer Error Code = HS – Dryer has detected an error with the humidity sensor

LG Dryer Error Code = Add Water – There is a water supply error

Samsung

Samsung – Samsung Dryers are made by Samsung Only, But some of the Samsung Dryers will be similar to Kenmore as some of Kenmore Dryers made by Samsung Manufacturer.

Samsung Dryer Error Code = bE – Button is STUCK on control panel

Samsung Dryer Error Code = Od – Excessive (Too Long) drying time

Samsung Dryer Error Code = Et – Control Board Fail

Samsung Dryer Error Code = tS – Temperature sensor = the thermistor is shorted

Samsung Dryer Error Code = tO – Thermistor is electrically stuck open

Samsung Dryer Error Code = do – Door is open position

Samsung Dryer Error Code = FE – Power supply out of range (frequency)

Samsung Dryer Error Code = dF – Door has a circuit Fail

Samsung Dryer Error Code = HE or hE – Heating Error issue

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