If you have a Samsung dryer not turning on all of a sudden, don’t panic! There are a few things you can do to try to fix the problem before calling in a professional. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common causes for this issue and how to troubleshoot them. Keep in mind that if you can’t fix the problem after trying these tips, it’s best to call in a professional repairman.
Why Is My Samsung Dryer Not Turning On?
Many common dryer malfunctions can be fixed without professional service or experience. For example, if your Samsung dryer isn’t turning on, there are a few things you can do to try to fix the problem. Just follow our step-by-step Samsung dryer troubleshooting guide!
Dryer Power Issues
The first thing you should do if your Samsung dryer won’t turn on is to check the power cord and make sure it’s plugged into a working outlet. If the cord is frayed or damaged in any way, it will need to be replaced. If the outlet is not receiving power, you’ll need to reset the circuit breaker.
Check Dryer Cycle Settings
Some Samsung dryer settings can cause it to not start immediately. These settings include:
- Child Lock: This setting locks the control panel so that children cannot change the settings. To disable this setting, press and hold the Time and Drying Level buttons for three seconds, or check your dryer’s use and care manual for model-specific instructions.
- Delay Start: This setting allows you to delay the start of a cycle. To turn off Samsung dryer delay start setting, turn the dryer off and back on again. This should restore normal function.
When your Samsung dryer isn’t starting, there may be an error code displayed that will provide you with more information about the problem. You can find more information about specific error codes in your dryer’s user manual.
Dryer Door Latch Not Engaged
If the dryer’s door is not properly closed, your Samsung dryer will not start. First, check to make sure that the door is shut all the way. If it is, then the problem may be with the door latch. To fix this, simply open and close the door to try to engage the latch.
If this doesn’t work, the door latch may be damaged and will need to be replaced. We recommend professional dryer repair service from AlphaTek Appliance Repair!
Start Switch Not Working
When the Start button is pressed, the start switch sends electricity to the drive motor and initiates the drying process. A Samsung dryer not turning on may be due to a faulty start switch.
The best way to test this is to use a multimeter to check for continuity. If there is no continuity, the switch will need to be replaced.
Thermal Fuse Has Blown
The thermal fuse is a safety device that cuts off power to the dryer if it overheats. This can be caused by a clogged vent, lint build-up, or overloading the dryer.
First, check for clogged dryer vents and lint build-up as the root cause of the overheating issue. If this is the problem, simply clean out the vent and lint trap. If the thermal fuse has blown though, it will need to be replaced by a professional.
If your dryer still won’t turn on after trying these Samsung dryer troubleshooting tips, it’s best to call in a professional appliance repairman. AlphaTek Appliance Repair offers same-day service and our team of experienced technicians can fix any dryer problem! We hope this article was helpful. Thank you for reading!