Common dryer problems
1. Dryer will not start.
2. Lint accumulation in hood or exhaust
vent, or extended drying times.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Are the controls set in a ON position?
Did you firmly push the Start Button?
Is the power cord plugged in?
Have you blown a fuse or tripped the
circuit breaker? Electric dryers use
2 household fuses or breakers.
Is lint screen full?
Is exhaust vent or outside exhaust
hood clogged with lint? Refer to
venting section on pages 6-7.
3. No heat
For gas dryers, is the valve open on the
supply line? Also, some dryers may
have an internal gas valve.
For electric dryers, have you blown a
fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
Electric dryers use 2 household fuses
(or breakers). The drum may be turning
but you may not have heat.
Does lint screen need to be cleaned
If the dryer hasn't been used for awhile,
there may be a thumping sound during
the first few minutes of operation.
If noises continue, call the Consumer Assistance
When operating a new dryer, the new
electric heating element may have an
Are household chemical odors being
drawn into dryer? Proper ventilation
must be used if painting or staining near the dryer.
Store and use paints, varnishes, etc. away
from your dryer whenever possible.
If you still have problems, see "Requesting Assist-
ance or Service" on page 21.