Over time, home clothing dryer units can become less successful in properly drying and fluffing your clothes to the condition you’re accustomed. And with dryers, it’s usually a number of appliance parts than can go out at any given time. We’ve got a checklist below of some appliance parts that might need attention on your dryer, if you’re finding more and more loads of wet clothes.
- Check the fuses: Occasionally, one of the two fuses in a dryer might go out. This could cause a lack of functionality in the dryer, as both fuses must be working correctly for a dryer to dry clothes. If one fuse is not working, a dryer can spin around but produce no heat. You can try to replace the faulty fuse itself. In doing so, you will correct the problem and once again make it possible for the dryer to run and generate heat. In the case of breakers, try resetting them as sometimes one of the two can open but not physically tip the mechanical lever. Find the correct fuse and thermostat for your dryer model at Appliance Parts Company catalog.
- Check the heating element: These heating element parts can become defective over time. Generally, these parts cannot be repaired, but you can find dryer heating replacement parts online. To find if your heating element isn’t operable, locate the heating element in your dryer’s cabinet section and check with your manufacturing unit’s guidelines.
- Check the motor: Is your unit running with a defective timer motor? The dryer timer could be the cause of your wet loads coming out of the dryer. It could also cause your dryer to not heat up. A dryer timer regulates the proper length of time for the unit’s drying cycles and the power for each component. But dryer timers can malfunction, and if the dryer seems to not be functioning as it should, check with your local pro to see if it’s the full motor assembly that needs replacing or just a motor.
- Check the thermostat: Standard dryers use multiple thermostats for internal temperature regulation. The thermostat used is often dependent on the cycle of drying (High heat, low fluff, etc). These thermostats are often found in the air path that’s leaving the dryer drum. Some thermostats are found within the dryer’s venting system. If any of your dryer’s thermostats become non-functioning, then it might be time to replace the faulty thermostats.
- For all your dryer appliance replacement parts and other home appliance replacements parts, check the wide catalog of parts at Appliance Parts Company. If your dryer is ready for new parts, you’ll find what you need in the wide catalog of dryer replacement parts.