If your Samsung dryer won’t turn on, you may be feeling frustrated. This is usually a major hassle, especially when you have to wash laundry. But don’t worry, we are here to help with some of the most frequent reasons for this problem and how to repair them. Keep reading for everything you need to know to get your Samsung dryer working again!
Here’s Why Your Samsung Dryer Won’t Turn On
Dealing with a Samsung dryer not starting can be frustrating. Before you start troubleshooting, it’s important to understand the most common causes of this problem. Once you know what might be causing the issue, it will be much easier to fix it.
The door is not closed properly
The first thing to do when your Samsung dryer won’t start is to make sure that the door is closing all the way. If it’s not, the dryer won’t start. To fix this, simply close the door firmly until you hear a click shut. If you’re not hearing a solid click, the door may not be completely closed. Sometimes if the dryer is tilted, the door is out of place, or if there’s something blocking the doorway, the dryer door may be left slightly ajar and unable to start.
If your Samsung dryer won’t turn on, it could be a power issue. First, check that the dryer is plugged into an outlet. If it is, then check if the circuit box has been tripped; if it has, reset it.
If the outlet is working but the dryer still isn’t turning on, try plugging something else into it to rule out a problem with the dryer. We would recommend using a direct connection instead of an extension cord. You should also make sure if it’s an electric dryer that you have the correct amount of power. Most electric dryers need a 240-volt power outlet.
Child lock is on
If your Samsung dryer has a child lock, it’s possible that this is why it won’t turn on. The child lock is designed to prevent accidental activation of the dryer. To turn off the child lock, consult your owner’s manual. Each model has a different way of doing this, but a common method is to press the temp and rinse buttons together. Once the child lock is off, your dryer should turn on normally.
Thermal fuse has failed
If your dryer won’t turn on, it could be because the thermal fuse has blown. This fuse exists as a safety mechanism that will blow if the dryer overheats to prevent the possibility of a dryer fire.
To diagnose whether the thermal safety fuse has failed, unplug the dryer from the wall. Then, locate the fuse and test it for continuity using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, you’ll need to replace the fuse.
Door switch issue
The door switch is located on the door of the dryer and prevents it from turning on when the door is open. If this switch is not working properly, it could be why your Samsung dryer isn’t working. To test if this is the issue, you can use a multimeter to check for continuity. If there is no continuity, then the door switch will need to be replaced.
And there you have it, some of the most common reasons your Samsung dryer won’t turn on and how to fix them. We hope this was helpful and that you can get your dryer up and running again soon! And for all of your dryer repair needs, don’t hesitate to call Kerenza Appliance!