Made with the latest in drying technology, Sears dryers are a favorite among homeowners and small-business operators. On occasion, Sears dryers run unpredictably or stop running entirely. Use these tips to pinpoint the source of the problem and eliminate possible causes.
Lint buildup can affect the dryer's performance, causing it to stop before the clothes are dry. Pull out the lint tray, and clean it thoroughly. Then use a long-handled brush to pull debris and lint out of the tray opening. Also remove lint buildup from the dryer vent. Consult your manual to identify the correct process and necessary dryer repair parts.
If your dryer is completely unresponsive, continue your dryer troubleshooting by checking the power source. Unplug the dryer, and plug in another item to ensure that the outlet is working correctly. If not, check for a tripped circuit breaker, and look to see if a fuse has blown. If the outlet is working but the control panel shows no activity, look for damage to the power cord.
Use your manual to locate the electronic control panel, and examine it for signs of scorching. Burnt spots indicate that the panel must be replaced. If the dryer is working but not heating, you may need to replace the heating element, the dryer igniter or the integrated circuit board. Look over each part for signs of damage, and consult a professional for repairs to the electrical or heating system.
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