Below are the most common reasons the dryer is not correctly drying your clothes:
Clogged Dryer Vent
Clogged dryer vents are one of the top causes for a dyer not correctly heating. Lint buildup will obstruct the airflow, preventing the dryer from heating. The first step to take includes checking the dryer vent duct.
The heating element is the portion of the dryer which creates hot air. As the heating element breaks down, it may cause the unit to spin and not heat, which leaves you with wet clothing. Sadly, heating elements can’t be repaired, and you will have to get it replaced by a repair expert.
A thermal fuse is one other critical aspect of a dryer’s heating system. It’s found in the fuse box upon the back of your dryer. It’s possible to test your thermal fuse by utilizing a multimeter, yet it’s still suggested to contact a specialist.
Gas Valve Solenoid
If you have a gas-powered dryer, the issue might be the gas valve solenoids — small coils which close and open the gas valve which heats your dryer. If the coils break down, it’ll keep the gas valves from working, which results in a dryer that does not adequately heat.
One other frequent issue for gas-powered dryers is its igniter breaking down. For the gas to heat the dryer, it first must be ignited by an igniter. If your igniter is not working correctly the dryer can’t generate heat.
On most dryer models, the timer controls the different functions of your dryer. If the timer is not properly advancing, it may cause various problems, which includes the dryer not heating. On most models, the timer controls the heating circuit;therefore, if it does not cycle through, your dryer won’t move on to the heating part of the drying cycle.
Main Control Board
If the main control board malfunctions, it is likely that you see more issues than the machine, not heating. If this part is broken, odds are it’ll be an expensive repair.