How To Repair A Dryer That Is Not Heating Or Schedule A Service Call

Even if you do not know a lot about dryer repair, there are a few things you can check before you schedule a service call when it is not heating. Here are a few tips from our appliance technician experts at CS Appliance Service to help you evaluate and repair your dryer’s heating problem.

Common Explanations For Why A Dryer Won’t Heat Properly

  1. Vent Issues

The most likely culprit to explain why a dryer is not heating is complications from venting because of clogs, outside ventilation, or insufficient airflow. If you find that they are okay, you likely need a maintenance check-up to clean or replace your venting system. There may also be a dangerous operational issue that requires a service tech.

  1. A Lack Of Electric Voltage Or Gas

Have you checked the electric voltage or gas supply to ensure your dryer is receiving the required amount? Electric dryers usually are 240-volts which it gets from two 120-volt electrical lines. If just one is delivering electric current, it will not heat up properly. Gas dryer appliances will not produce heat when they are running on fumes or have run out.

  1. Lint Screen Congestion

Lint screens must be cleaned after every dry cycle, but it is often a forgotten task because of the need to get laundry folded or ironed. When a lint tray becomes too dirty, it reduces the available airflow and heat source accessibility. This is an easy fix as you can clean it or soak the screen in a soapy cleaning solution and remove lint with a soft-bristled brush.

  1. Laundry Overload

The type of laundry, as well as the amount you fill, will affect a normal drying cycle. If you also mix heavy and light items, it will also affect your dryer’s overall performance.

  1. Inefficiency Of Washer Spin Cycle

Another problem you may not have thought of is not with your dryer but with your washer’s spin cycle. If your tub is not filling correctly or your spin cycle does not remove enough water, it will be much tougher for the drying cycle to dry your clothes entirely.

CS Appliance Service Troubleshooting Tips

  • Dryer Control Inspection: Check to see if it is not on a low heat setting.
  • Check Vents: Is the vent clogged or hoses restricting the dryer’s airflow?
  • Check The Power Sources: Use a multimeter to check voltage or call us to do it.
  • Dryer Continuity: Inspect the heating element, thermostats, and thermal fuse and cutoff.

If you find that these things are working correctly, there may be more serious underlying problems that will require an experienced repair technician to inspect your dryer thoroughly. You also need to have part location knowledge since the thermostat is located in the dryer cabinet, the thermal fuse is in the exhaust duct, and there may also be issues in the control board or motor.

Our repair technicians will provide full maintenance check-ups including the ventilation, electrical components, heating elements, the drum roller, and motor to ensure your dryer’s longevity. Call us at (781) 953-9600 or contact us at