How Does an Electric Dryer Work? — Appliance Repair & Troubleshooting Tips

Dryer not heating properly, taking too long to dry, not tumbling, starting or stopping? This video provides information on how an electric dryer works and offers troubleshooting tips to assist you in diagnosing and repair.

Here is a list of the most commonly replaced parts associated with each dryer symptom:

Dryer not heating: heating elements, fuses

Dryer making noises: belts, bearings, seals

Dryer wont start: heating element, high limit switch, thermostats

Dryer will not tumble: belts or switches

Dryer takes too long: coils, thermostats, heating elements

Dryer will not shut off: door switches or timers

Dryer shuts off too soon: thermostat, heating coils or fuses

Dryer too hot: thermostats or fuses

How to disassemble your dryer:

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All of the information provided in this dryer troubleshooting video is applicable to the following brands: Amana, Frigidaire, GE, Kenmore, LG, Maytag, Roper, Samsung and Whirlpool.

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