Doing laundry is probably one of the most detested household chores around. It is never ending and if not attended to on a regularly scheduled basis, can quickly pile up into a monstrosity. Imagine now if your dryer has failed you and your clothes cannot get dry. The laundry will not only pile up but you will be stuck with loads of wet laundry and unfortunately in today’s world, not everyone has a laundry line hanging out back. A faulty dryer can put a damper on your day and affect the rest of your housework as well.
Why Won’t my Dryer Turn on?
There are some common hiccups that cause your dryer to work improperly and not dry your clothes thoroughly. Putting a load of wet clothes into your dryer, pushing the on switch and having absolutely nothing happen can be extremely frustrating. But keep in mind that this may not be a broken dryer; this could actually be the outlet that your dryer is plugged into. Try unplugging your dryer and plugging something else in, like a cell phone charger or hair dryer. If your cell phone charger or hair dryer does not turn on, then you know that it is the outlet and you may want to see if a breaker has tripped. If they do turn on, then unfortunately, your dryer is the issue.
Dryer Door Will Not Stay Closed
Another reason that your dryer may not power on is that the door may not be closing properly or completely. Most dryers have a switch that will prevent the dryer from turning on unless the dryer door is completely closed. If the door switch is faulty then the dryer will not function properly and the switch will need to be replaced by a professional. There could also be a problem with your dryer’s start switch, these switches can easily be replaced by a professional and your dryer will be back in working order in no time.
Dryer Not Heating
One of the more frustrating problems to have with a dryer is that it is not providing heat, or the clothes are not being completely dried.
If your dryer is not getting any heat, you need to make sure there is nothing blocking the front of the dryer. Air flow is key to efficient clothes drying and it is also important to have your dryer settings set at the appropriate levels for temperature, time and type of fabric that is being dried.
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