Many homemakers rely on efficient Samsung dryers to speed through piles of laundry, but productivity is disrupted when clothes remain damp at the end of a cycle. Make sure the vent tube and exterior damper are free of lint, and use the following tips to repair the appliance.
The timer consists of a control knob for selecting the drying time, a small motor that advances the timer and switches that operate the heating element and drive motor throughout the drying cycle. The timer's switches, or contacts, may be faulty if the dryer doesn't start or heat when it's switched on or if the timer doesn't advance during the cycle. Find a replacement dryer timer and additional dryer repair parts at Sears PartsDirect.
The heating element or the heater relay may be defective if the dryer runs but doesn't heat. Switch on the dryer for a few minutes and touch the drum to check if it's hot. Examine the heating element for signs of visible damage if the drum remains cold, and replace the element if necessary. Consider replacing the heater relay that controls the heating element if the element appears to be in good functioning order.
Another dryer troubleshooting option is to check the operating thermostat, which is also known as a cycling thermostat. This thermostat maintains a constant temperature throughout the drying cycle by switching the heat on and off on a continuous basis. A malfunctioning thermostat may prevent the dryer from heating and needs replacing.
Keep Samsung dryers running smoothly and efficiently with the large inventory of reliable repair and replacement parts at Sears PartsDirect. Choose your Samsung dryer model from the list above, click the chat button or call 1-800-252-1698 to locate compatible parts.