You depend on your Speed Queen dryer to make short work of tedious laundry chores. When your dryer cycle ends and the clothing inside is still damp, you have the extra chore of hanging the clothing to dry. If your dryer isn't living up to its name, use these troubleshooting tips to get the warm, dry clothing you require.
A clogged external damper or vent tube not only increases the risk of fire damaging your machine and clothing, but can also prevent your dryer from properly drying your clothes. Clear out all the accumulated lint and debris. If your dryer still doesn't operate properly, try other troubleshooting steps.
Your dryer's timer is controlled by a knob on the control panel. A small motor on the back of this key dryer part moves the timer while the machine is operating via internal cams that open and close contacts and switches, operating other parts inside the dryer. If these contacts don't allow the dryer to operate or heat and won't let the timer advance, use dryer repair parts to replace the timer.
The next step in dryer troubleshooting is checking the operating thermostat, or cycling thermostat. This component senses the temperature inside the drum of the dryer and controls the heating element in an electric machine and the burner in a gas dryer. Designed to hold a 150 degrees Fahrenheit heat level on the Normal setting, this part's failure can result in an under- or overheating dryer. Replace this part if it isn't controlling temperature properly.
Discover the parts you need at Sears PartsDirect to keep your Speed Queen dryer operating optimally. For assistance with dryer maintenance and to view available parts options, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698.