How to troubleshoot a dryer

How to troubleshoot a dryer

If your gas appliance is not working at all, check the power coming from your house, door switch, timer and thermal fuse. To check if there is power, first check if your dryer is plugged in. (Yes, it may sound stupid, but it happens more often than you think!) Plug in the power outlet where the dryer is plugged in? To test it, plug a lamp or something else into the socket and see if it works. Also check the power switch and see if any circuit has failed or blown a fuse. If your door switch is defective, it may be a reason why your gas coil does not work at all. Your door switch is located inside the drying head main house next to the door frame. If the part tests badly, replace it. Then you can check the timer to see if thats the problem, basically if there are open contacts in the timer, it will not work. Finally, you can check thermal fuse. The hedge is actually a safety measure in the dryer; It will blow if your hair dryer overheats. This fuse is located on the exhaust line inside the rear. If your fuse has blown, and you test it with ah ohm meter, it will not have continuity. If this is the reason that your dryer does not work at all, you must replace the fuse because it can not be restored.

If your dryer does not heat, check the ignition, gas valve coils and thermal fuse. Most gas articles use an electronic type of igniter to ignite the gas entering the gas valve. If it lights a light orange, it works properly. When your lighter burns, the dryer still wipes your clothes, but there will not be heat because the gas can not be ignited. If your lighter is burned, replace it. The lighter is located inside the dryer cover, near the front and bottom. The lighter is usually in a metal jaw-shaped tube. It is mounted in the distal end of the burner pipe and must have any wires attached to it or to the clamp holder. The next thing you can test is the gas valve coil. The first thing to look at is the lighter, if it lights up orange and then turns off without igniting the gas, there may be some incorrect coils on your gas valve. When these coils are activated, they open the gas valve. If they are incorrect, the valve will not open and the gas can not be ignited. If this is the case with your tumble dryer, it is best to replace all the coils at the same time. To control thermal fuse, follow the exact instructions that I specified in the previous paragraph.

If your tumble dryer takes too long to dry the clothes, check the valve, flame sensor / gas valve, inner ductwork and cycle thermostat. For the most part, there is some kind of clog inside the vent that goes from your tumble dryer to the outside of the house. For a tumble dryer to heat up, the channel must be free from any kind of clog or lint. To clean this you can use a vacuum. Ventilation should also be done at least once a year, if you often wash. Then check the flame sensor / gas valve. Flame sensor is located next to the lighter. The gas can be switched off before the cycle is complete if the flame sensor is defective. Occasionally, one of the electric coils on the gas valve fails. If this occurs, the flame will shut down before your thermostat can send a signal, which causes the drying time to be much longer. If the sensor or coils are the problem, replace them. If your wipers internal channel system gets clogged, it will not be able to run correctly. For the most part, you need to disassemble your dryer to reach the channel work to clean the seal. You can check this quickly by sliding out your lint filter and using a flashlight to look inside the channel. If you see an accumulation of lint, you should clean it with a vacuum. But if you can not remove the plug with a vacuum, call a serviceman to do it for you. The cycling thermostat is not a common reason why your drought would take a long time to dry clothes, but sometimes it happens. If this thermostat is broken, it may cause your dryer to be heated incorrectly. You should replace it if it is incorrect.

In summary, if this guide did not help you solve your problem, contact a device technician to repair it. But I hope this article was useful to give you some information on how to troubleshoot your gas dryer in the future. In my next article, I will help to troubleshoot any common problems with gas dryers.


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