Troubleshooter's Guide to Appliances Clothes Dryer

A short troubleshooting guide to help you diagnose and fix problems with your clothes dryer.

HANDY CHECKLIST FOR INDIVIDUAL APPLIANCES

CLOTHES DRYER

Problem: Dryer does not operate.

1. Cause: Door not firmly closed.

Remedy: Reclose door firmly.

2. Cause: Controls not properly set.

Remedy: Check position of controls and adjust to proper setting. Make sure START control has been set.

Problem: Clothes do not dry in proper time.

1. Cause: Dryer overloaded.

Remedy: Follow manufacturer's instructions for loading.

2. Cause: Lint tray full.

Remedy: Clean lint tray; empty after each use.

3. Cause: Clothes too wet when put in dryer.

Remedy: Check washer to be sure that spin cycle is operating properly.

Problem: Clothes shrink.

1. Cause: Controls not set at proper temperature for type of fabric.

Remedy: Follow manufacturer's instructions on suggested temperatures for various fabrics and do not overdry.

Problem: Fabrics yellow during drying process.

1. Cause: Improper washing that has failed to remove oily substance from fabrics or the use of too much detergent-problem not caused by dryer.

Remedy: Follow manufacturer's instructions on recommended amount of detergent.

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