Because of how often they’re used, home appliances, such as your Samsung dryer are prone to eventually breaking down and needing repair. And, while a broken washing machine or dryer can be wildly frustrating and inconvenient, it’s good to know that help is only a quick phone call away!
However, some dryer issues are easy to resolve on your own. So, to help you know when to call in a technician, here’s a list of the 3 most common problems we see with Samsung dryers.
Does your Samsung dryer make a terrible squeaking, squealing, or grinding sound when it runs?
Although alarming, this is a common problem, usually caused by either a damaged bearing or worn out belt. Alternatively, your Samsung dryer’s booster fan belt might also be causing the issue if it needs to be replaced.
Dryer bearings support the drum that tumbles your clothes, allowing it to rotate freely without any friction. Without intact dryer bearings, your dryer motor may not run, or if it does, it will likely make a lot of unusually loud noise.
Additionally, as bearings get older, they lose lubrication, which will cause them to quickly deteriorate and break.
A worn-out belt is another common Samsung dryer problem that might cause a lot of noise.
A dryer belt is the part of the appliance that turns the drum. Over time, due to normal wear and tear, the rotation of the belt can cause it to wear down. In turn, causing a squealing or squeaking sound.
If this is the case, the good news is that you won’t need to replace your Samsung dryer, and all you need is a new belt to resolve the issue.
A Samsung dryer booster fan helps to dry your clothes faster by circulating hot air throughout the unit during use.
With frequent use, however, the booster fan can wear down. And, eventually, it might start making a squeaking noise.
If this is the case, you’ll need to have your Samsung dryer serviced by a professional. A technician can easily diagnose whether or not you need to replace the booster fan, drive belt, or bearing.
If your Samsung dryer isn’t drying your clothes properly, it could either have a broken heating element or you might be experiencing an issue with your control panel.
The heating element in a Samsung dryer is essential as it is responsible for generating the heat used to dry your clothing.
In other words, if the heating element in your dryer is broken or isn’t heating up adequately, your clothes won’t dry, and will likely stay wet no matter how many times you run a cycle.
The solution to this common problem is to replace the heating element.
For help doing so, it’s best to contact a qualified Samsung dryer repair technician. They have the proper equipment to determine whether or not the heating element is working properly..
Your dryer’s control panel contains all the buttons and knobs you need to be able to set different drying cycles.
If the control panel isn’t working properly, it can impact how the appliance dries your clothes. And while a faulty control panel is frustrating, with the right tools and knowledge, it’s fortunately relatively simple to replace.
In some cases, you might be able to reset the control panel by turning off the power to the dryer, and then turning it back on to test and see if the issue has been resolved.
If not, don’t hesitate to contact us today for professional appliance help.
Another common problem with Samsung dryers is that they might sometimes shut off randomly in the middle of a drying cycle.
If this happens, you’ll likely need to replace the dryer’s mainboard.
However, diagnosing the cause of this is a bit easier said than done, and may require the trained hands of a professional technician.
While common, it’s crucial to get help with your Samsung dryer, especially if it’s making a squeaking noise, if your clothes aren’t drying properly, or if the appliance constantly shuts down on its own.
Staying on top of your dryer’s maintenance and repairs ensure you can continue to use the appliance for years to come. Not to mention, regular maintenance will also help ensure that your unit’s warranty remains intact.
The easiest way to tell if you have a faulty circuit breaker is to check your circuit breaker panel.
The most common issue is that the breaker to your dryer has either been tripped or switched ‘off.’
In this situation, you can turn the switch to ‘on,’ and your dryer should start to work again.
However, if you turn the switch to ‘on’ and the breaker doesn’t stay in that position or you hear a humming or buzzing sound, call an electrician immediately as you may have a serious electrical issue somewhere in your home.
When working with electricity, always proceed with caution. In this situation, it’s highly recommended that you call a local, experienced appliance technician for help.
Another reason why a Samsung dryer might shut off on its own is due to problems with the mainboard.
The mainboard is the electrical component that tells the dryer what to do during a cycle.
While common, dryer mainboard problems require electrical experience. Therefore, we recommend saving yourself time and energy by contacting a repair specialist in your area for help.