First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
Dryer will not run
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check
to make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both
circuit breakers have not tripped. If the problem continues,
call an electrician.
Is the correct
power supply available?
Electric dryers require 240 volt power supply. Check with a
Was a regular fuse used?
Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the Start button firmly pressed?
Is a cycle selected?
The dryer will not start in the Wrinkle Guard _ position. Move
the dial past OFE
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit
Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. The
drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Replace the
fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call
For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line?
Has the dryer had a period of non-use?
If the dryer hasn't been used for a while, there may be a
thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
Is a coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum
and front or rear of the dryer?
Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects.
Clean out pockets before laundering.
Is it a gas dryer?
The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.
Are the four legs installed,
and is the dryer level front to
back and side to side?
The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. See the
Is the clothing
or balled up?
When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to
vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Timer does not noticeably
Is the dryer set to Timed or Air Dry?
The timer moves slowly and continuously
for the time setting.
Is the dryer set to Automatic Drying?
The timer moves only when the clothing is mostly dry. See
Drying Works" in "Dryer Use."
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too
long, or load is too hot
Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
Use a heavy metal vent.
Do not use a plastic vent.
Do not use a metal foil vent.
Failure to follow
these instructions can result in death
Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged
lint, restricting air movement?
Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the
outside exhaust hood to check air movement.
If you do not
feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace
exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent. See the
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille?
Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
Is the exhaust vent the correct length?
Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many
turns. Long venting will increase drying times. See the
Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct
Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material.