Dryer Articles and Videos

Learn how to get the best results from your dryer with these articles and how-to videos from Sears PartsDirect. You’ll find helpful tips for using and maintaining your dryer, troubleshooting advice, explanations of what different dryer parts do and more. If you need step-by-step instructions for repairing your dryer, see our DIY dryer repair help.

Dryer Common Questions

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Dryer Common Questions

The answers to these common questions about clothes dryers can help you diagnose a problem and could save you a service call.

Gas and Electric Dryer Common Parts Glossary

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Gas and Electric Dryer Common Parts Glossary

Learn what parts most dryers have, from the simple latch that closes the door to the electronic control board that controls everything the dryer does.

How to Keep a Dryer Clean and Economical

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How to Keep a Dryer Clean and Economical

This easy-to-follow advice helps your dryer run efficiently, so you spend less on energy and your clothes dry faster.

Where to Find the Model Number on a Kitchen or Laundry Appliance

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Where to Find the Model Number on a Kitchen or Laundry Appliance

See where you should look when trying to locate the model tag on a kitchen or laundry appliance.

How to Care for Filters in a Whirlpool Hybrid Heat Pump Dryer

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How to Care for Filters in a Whirlpool Hybrid Heat Pump Dryer

Learn how you can extend the life of a Whirlpool hybrid heat pump dryer by keeping the filters clean.

How to Maintain a Kenmore Hybrid Heat Pump Dryer

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How to Maintain a Kenmore Hybrid Heat Pump Dryer

Read about how you can keep you Kenmore hybrid heat pump dryer maintained.

How to Repair Broken or Damaged Wires Video

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How to Repair Broken or Damaged Wires Video

Learn how to repair broken, frayed or damaged wires in your appliances.

Electric Dryer Won’t Start Troubleshooting Video

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Electric Dryer Won’t Start Troubleshooting Video

Learn what four things to check if your electric dryer won't start or run.

Gas Dryer Won’t Start Troubleshooting Video

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Gas Dryer Won’t Start Troubleshooting Video

Check these three things if your gas dryer won't start or run.

How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

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How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working.

Quiz: Are You Abusing Your Appliances?

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Quiz: Are You Abusing Your Appliances?

Take our quiz to see how well you treat your appliances. Then, find out what you can do to help them last longer.

Wiring Schematic Symbols Explained Video

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Wiring Schematic Symbols Explained Video

Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.

How to Read a Wiring Schematic Video

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How to Read a Wiring Schematic Video

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

Using a Wiring Schematic to Trace a Current Video

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Using a Wiring Schematic to Trace a Current Video

Find out what’s wrong with your appliance by following a circuit.

Electric Dryer Won’t Heat Troubleshooting Video

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Electric Dryer Won’t Heat Troubleshooting Video

These easy tests will help you check the heating element, high-limit thermostat, timer, thermal cut-off fuse and operating thermostat.

Easy DIY Dryer Repairs

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Easy DIY Dryer Repairs

Check out some common causes if your dryer won’t heat or start, and learn how you can repair the problem yourself.

Gas Dryer Won’t Heat Troubleshooting Video

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Gas Dryer Won’t Heat Troubleshooting Video

Numerous components could be to blame for no heat in the dryer. Diagnose and fix the problem.

Dryer Takes a Long Time to Dry

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Dryer Takes a Long Time to Dry

These easy fixes will help your laundry dry faster.