Dryer repair guides
Our repair guides and videos provide step-by-step instructions for replacing thermal fuses, door switches, heating elements and gas valve coils on your gas or electric dryer. Our dryer repair help section has solutions to common symptoms, as well as troubleshooting tips that cover major brands like Whirlpool, GE, Samsung and Kenmore Elite. Search your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your dryer, then order the part you need.
These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your dryer.
If the dryer heats initially but then stops heating, the problem is usually the gas valve coils. This step-by-step guide explains how to replace the gas valve coils in a gas dryer.
If the dryer doesn't start when you push the button, or starts even if you don't push the button, replace the push-to-start switch.
If the drive belt breaks, the motor runs but the drum won't rotate. These step-by-step instructions guide you through the repair process.
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.
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.
Replace the drum glide bearing if the drum makes a scraping noise and doesn't turn smoothly. Just follow the steps in this repair guide.
It's time for a new timer if the timer doesn't move during the cycle or doesn't shut off the dryer when time runs out. Follow these steps to replace it yourself.
A rattling noise or lack of air flow through the dryer could indicate that the blower wheel is damaged. Follow the steps in this repair guide to replace the blower wheel in your dryer.
The thermistor senses the air temperature in the dryer. If your dryer overheats or doesn't heat at all, the thermistor could be the problem.
The heating element in an electric dryer generates the dryer's heat—it's one of the first things to check if the air in the dryer doesn't get warm. If it's damaged, this repair guide will show you how to replace the heating element.
If your dryer thumps or squeals, replace the drum support roller to restore quiet to your home.
A defective drive motor struggles to rotate the drum or might not turn the drum at all. Follow the steps in this dryer repair guide to replace a drive motor.
The igniter in a gas dryer glows white hot during the to light the gas that heats the air in the dryer. If the dryer air doesn't warm up, the igniter could be the problem. This guide shows how to replace it.
The thermal cut-off fuse shuts off the heat if the dryer overheats when the high-limit thermostat fails. The thermal cut-off fuse kit includes both parts.
The thermal cut-off fuse shuts off the heat if the dryer overheats when the high-limit thermostat fails. Install a thermal cut-off fuse kit to replace both parts.
These easy tests will help you check the heating element, high-limit thermostat, timer, thermal cut-off fuse and operating thermostat.
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