If you have a large, busy family you know how frustrating an appliance breakdown can be. The clothes dryer is a core part of many families' laundry setup, seeing most action during the winter months. Trouble starting your dryer could be a result of electrical, control panel or motor problems. Ruling out the most common problems helps you restore your appliance to full working order without calling in a repair technician.
Re-enter your drying settings making sure to press the "Start" button and firmly close the door. The dryer won't start working until you tell it to, for safety reasons. You must latch the door shut before the computer begins the drying cycle.
Follow the power cord to the outlet, making sure it is still connected to a working power supply. The cord might have worked loose or been accidentally removed. Turn on the power supply if your home's outlets are fitted with power switches. Don't use extension cords or adapters with your dryer.
Check your fuses or breakers; your dryer might have experienced a temporary electrical fault. Replace any blown fuses or reset tripped breakers and try the dryer again. Contact an electrician if your dryer's circuit regularly blows fuses or trips breakers.
Take some of the clothes out of the drum; the load could be too heavy to turn. Each dryer load should equal one washing machine load. Try drying heavy, saturated items like blankets, duvets and upholstery separately in the dryer or on a clothes line during nice weather.
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