Dryer does not work anymore - what can you do?

Not only washing machines, but also dryers can have malfunctions. However, much less common. What you should first check everything when the dryer is off, you can read in this post.

Check power

First, try turning on the dryer. Check if the display and the lights are on. If not, the dryer may not get power.

Check if the plug is plugged into the socket. Then remove the plug from the socket and check that the socket has any power at all. You can easily do this by plugging in another device (say a hair dryer) and see if it works.

No power on the socket

If there is no power on the socket, you can next check the fuses and set a tripped fuse switch back to "On". If you switch off the fuse immediately, you must search for the defective device.

If none is found, or if no circuit breaker is set to "Off", you need an electrician to fix the damage.

Door lock switch

As with the washing machine, the dryer also has a safety switch in the door area. This is to prevent the dryer from starting to run when the door is open.

Often the door contact switch is defective. This is a very common cause of error. Open and close the door several times. Then set up a program and check if the dryer starts to run.

Faults in the motor area or in the drive

If only the heater is heating, but the motor is not turning the drum, you may suspect the cause of the fault in this area.

Before calling for service, first check whether the drum can be turned by hand. If that's the case, open the dryer if you can afford it. Check the drive belt.

If there are problems in the area of ​​the engine, the customer service must determine and remedy the further cause of the fault. In many cases, repairing a real engine failure is often no longer worthwhile.

Defects at the controller

Also, the control of the dryer may be defective. Discuss the possible repair costs with the customer service. Again, then often there is already a total economic loss.

Tips & Tricks

Faults in the dryer are less common than with the washing machine. But they do happen anyway. Before buying a washing machine-dryer combination, remember that you have to throw away two devices in case of emergency, even if only one thing does not work anymore.

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