DIY dryer repair
If your dryer won't start, doesn't heat or won't stop, Sears PartsDirect has the repair help you need to get the appliance working again. We have solutions to common symptoms, as well as dryer repair guides that cover major brands like Whirlpool, GE, Samsung and Kenmore Elite.
Check out our error code charts to find troubleshooting tips when the dryer stops and the control flashes lights in a peculiar pattern or a code appears on the digital display. Our troubleshooting videos can help diagnose common dryer problems; for example, if your dryer won't heat, follow the steps in our electric dryer won't heat or gas dryer won't heat videos. If the dryer won't start, check out the troubleshooting tips in our electric dryer won't start or gas dryer won't start videos.
For help with other dryer issues, head on over to our articles and videos page. Once you find out what needs fixing on your dryer, our DIY repair guides can help you replace the part. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your dryer, search for your model number.
When the air in the dryer overheats—usually because the vent is clogged—the thermal fuse blows, stopping the dryer. You can't reset the fuse; you must replace it.
When the air in a gas dryer overheats—usually because the vent is clogged—the thermal fuse blows, stopping the dryer from heating. You can't reset the fuse; you must replace it.
Numerous components could be to blame for no heat in the dryer. Diagnose and fix the problem.
Check these three things if your gas dryer won't start or run.