You depend on your KitchenAid dryer to make your essential chores quick and convenient, giving you more time to spend on other things. However, when you remove your clothes and they're still damp, it can put a serious cramp in your style. Try these troubleshooting tips to restore your dryer to its former functionality and enjoy toasty warm and perfectly dry clothing and linens.
Sometimes dryer repair parts aren't required to fix your dryer. One common fix is to simply clean debris and lint out of the exterior damper and vent tube. This type of buildup can not only cause improperly dried clothing, it can also cause fires with the potential to damage your clothing, dryer and home.
The next step in dryer troubleshooting is checking the operating thermostat, also called the cycling thermostat. This component senses air temperature inside the dryer drum and controls the heating element or burn in electric or gas dryers respectively, powering the heat source on and off at around 150 degrees Fahrenheit on the normal setting. A defective operating thermostat can cause no heat or overheating, and if it fails, you should replace it immediately.
The heating element dries garments in your dryer by generating heat. If your dryer isn't heating, inspect the heating element for visible damage and replace if you find any. Check the power supply, and if the heating element is getting 240 volts of power and still not heating properly, replace it even if it doesn't look damaged.
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